Pecha Kucha 7.
Pecha Kucha, Japanese for "chit chat" or the sound of conversation, has taken over the creative world. What started in Tokyo in 2003 and has spread virally to over 200 cities across the world, is now coming to the Tampa Bay History Center.
Featured on NPR, a recent issue of Wired Magazine described it this way:
Creators Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein, two Tokyo-based architects have turned PowerPoint, that fixture of cubicle life, into both art form and competitive sport. Say what you need to say in six minutes and 40 seconds of exquisitely matched words and images and then sit the hell down. The result, in the hands of masters of the form, combines business meeting and poetry slam to transform corporate cliché into surprisingly compelling beat-the-clock performance art.
Part open mike, part happy hour, Pecha Kuch is a forum for new ideas. The History Center is the perfect backdrop for the seventh instalment of Pecha Kucha, which will focus on ideas for Tampa's future. Friday's panelists, including Mayoral candidate Ed Turanchik, arts entrepreneur Hampton T. Dohrman, Janet Pantaleo of Metropolitan Minestries, and others will each present 20 slides, shown for just 20 seconds each. The idea is to keep presentations concise and interest levels up.
Pecha Kucha 7 begins at 7:00 p.m. Presentations begin at 8:00 p.m. $5.00 donation is requested. The Columbia Cafe will be open for dinner/full bar.
For more information, visit Pecha Kucha Tampa Bay or call the History Center at (813) 228-0097.