Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Pecha Kucha...

I am heading to the Brisbane Powerhouse tonight to see Tanya Ruxton (my lecturer at design college and one of the original founders of blanket!) participate in a Pecha Kucha night (more on what the heck that is in a second...)

Tanya is an amazing designer and a constant and continuing inspiration to her students (past and present!). She and her equally talented designer husband Tim run Rumpus Design, a little studio with BIG ideas.

Tonight, she's going to talk about being a lecturer at Shillington College, design and herself! The catch? She's only got 6 minutes and 40 seconds (and 20 powerpoint slides) in which to do it!

And so we come to the details of a Pecha Kucha (it's Japanese for "the sound of conversation" by the way). Each speaker has 20 slides, 20 seconds per slide and so a grand total of 400 seconds in which to teach and entertain their audience. It's been a worldwide success and it will surely be coming to a city near you soon.

I am looking forward to seeing all 10 speakers tonight in an event that only goes for 1 hour 40 minutes. Now that's short and sweet!


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