These days, wild, crazy fun among architects involves Pecha Kucha style presentations. This is a high-speed format for sharing images and ideas. With Pecha Kucha, each presenter selects/provides 20 images. At the Pecha Kucha event, the slides are projected on a large screen in sequence for 20 seconds each. The presenter talks, and the slides move on wether or not the speaker is ready. It’s entertaining — in part because it’s actually quite difficult for the speaker to stick to the 20 second window.
This format keeps the speaker from droning on too long and it leaves time for more people to present. It’s pot luck: everyone brings something to share and you can almost always find something you hadn’t expected but quite enjoy.
An architect from Williamsburg, Dale Weiss, organized a Pecha Kucha event at ArchExchange East last November and he has uploaded the representations to his (very elegant) website.