Sunday, November 23, 2008

Pecha Kucha 2 this Tuesday at the DIA

Please join us for this exciting and important event. It's a great honor to be one of twelve selected to share in the second round of this popular event. I'll be presenting 6 minutes and 40 seconds worth of info of the mission of Detroit Evolution Laboratory and the importance of raising awareness in our city. My presentation features the sacred art of Alex Grey and is dedicated to the health, joy and liberation of the people of Detroit and all beings everywhere.

If you've been trying to figure out what it is we've been working on in the Lab, this will be your chance to find out. I'll be talking about our current work, be unveiling some exciting new developments, and waxing a bit on the current opportunities Detroit has to engender sustainability. Please check the Pecha Kucha Detroit site for all the details.

What is Pecha Kucha?
Pecha Kucha Night, devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham (Klein Dytham architecture), was conceived in 2003 as a place for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public.

But as we all know, give a mike to a designer (especially an architect) and you’ll be trapped for hours. The key to Pecha Kucha Night is its patented system for avoiding this fate. Each presenter is allowed 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds each – giving 6 minutes 40 seconds of fame before the next presenter is up. This keeps presentations concise, the interest level up, and gives more people the chance to show.

Pecha Kucha (which is Japanese for the sound of conversation) has tapped into a demand for a forum in which creative work can be easily and informally shown, without having to rent a gallery or chat up a magazine editor. This is a† demand that seems to be global – as Pecha Kucha Night, without any pushing, has spread virally to over 100 cities across the world. Find a location and join the conversation.

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