Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Try Pecha Kucha

Here's a great programming idea for libraries - a Pecha Kucha night. I first heard about this when I was catching up online with the presentations done at this year's Computers in Libraries conference. One of the presentations was called Session C205 – 2.0 Pecha Kucha—Conversation Face-Off! The session description stated:

Pecha Kucha is Japanese for the sound of conversation and represents a fast-paced series of presentations. Each of our panelists has 6 minutes and 40 seconds along with 20 images to express their opinion about 2.0 technologies. Each takes a view—IM, podcasts, wikis, videocasts, Facebook, and, of course, the skeptic. See if they can do it and then join in the conversation about 2.0 technology tools and tricks."

You can view the presentation here. Very cool idea.

So I started looking around, and libraries are now using this innovative idea as programming in their libraries. Pick a topic, invite people from the public to present following the rules, and there you go. Would be a very fun event! Read more about it here and here.


The Creative House of Lancaster said...

I"m not sure if you know this but The Creative House of Lancaster as done 2 local pecha kucha's alreay and people love it. So much so we're working on one for Nov 2008.

Stephanie Zimmerman said...

That's great. I think it is such a neat concept, yet challenging for a presenter. Maybe I'll be able to catch the one you do in November, would love to see one live. Thanks for the info.