PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat", it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It's a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.
"A decade is a lot to cover in 400 seconds. I was invited to present my journey from a cubical in an advertising agency to an off-grid cabin in a forest. Awakening to our on-going crisis brought about by peak-oil, climate change and general stupidity - I opted for re-education and self-exploration aligned with the ethics of sustainability and found my way to a wonderful concept called Permaculture. This video, very, very, briefly documents part of that journey. Enjoy!"
*This is the original audio track from the microphone and the video from a camera in the distance. Mash-up style, hopefully it all worked out. There was a lot of laughter, but adding in the canned stuff would be too awkward. :)