Reboot 8 and Pecha Kucha

29th June 2006 @ 12:13 pm
Pecha-Kucha, Reboot8 and Events
I went to Reboot 8 at the beginning of the month. It was really stimulating, but a few bits of it fell flat for me (this post sums it up best). The impromptu Pecha Kucha session (20 slides, 20 seconds per slide) has made a lasting impression though (they're all up on youtube now, but be sure to check the reboot8 wiki page for context - most were unrehearsed).

I find the idea of constrained presentation formats quite infectious (see also Kawasaki, Takahashi, etc.) and I'm really pleased to see Pecha Kucha is already well established in London. I went to the World's Largest Pecha Kucha on Sunday, where I learned a little bit about lots of things, was introduced to talents of the fabulous beat-boxing of Beardyman, and found that Pecha Kucha is actually pronounced more like p'chack-cha. Who knew?