On January 20, 2009, the fourth Pecha Kucha event was held in Denver at the Buntport Theatre. Pecha Kucha means ‘the sound of conversation,’ and is fitting, as it’s a meeting for designers to get together and network. Each designer gets 20 images at 20 seconds a piece, for a total of 6:40 each – I did a similar event called Ignite Denver a few months ago – although by the time I got to do my thing (which was held at Fado Irish Pub in Denver), I think everyone was too drunk, too loud, and not too interested in the art of lighting design to really give a damn. Oh well.
One of the awesome aspects of the Pecha Kucha meeting is the cell phone lighting pictures that are taken – at this most recent one, attendees were asked to draw either a P, a K, or an N – at the last Pecha Kucha event, attendees were asked to spell the first letter of their names. I think it’s a great way to remember the event!
I wonder if Lighting Designers are welcome… Can I come to the Pecha Kucha meeting and present next time, Pecha Kucha peeps?