What is Pecha Kucha?
No, it’s not what your grandmother called you as a child.
It’s a rapid-fire, image-based presentation format. Presenters have 20 images up for 20 seconds each, for a 6 minute and 40 second presentation. Started in 2006 in Japan as a way to showcase architects’ portfolios, it has spread worldwide.
This year, at the Emerging Technologies Panel at the ArLiS/NA 2013 conference in Pasadena, seven presenters will give Pecha Kutcha-style presentations. This format has been used at the Society of American Archivist 2012 and will be used for the upcoming Society of Architectural Historians conference.
Some helpful links:
Pecha Kucha pronunciation in muppet video (we really needed this!)
Pecha Kucha training bite. Clear concise British speaker explaining what Pecha Kucha is while doing a Pecha Kucha presentation.
Pecha Kucha article and presentation. Daniel Pink, Wired magazine.
Thanks to Cathy Billings and Sarah Sherman for the links.