Pecha Kucha is an organization that holds events consisting of talks. The constraint is that every talk needs to be 6.6 minutes long, and has 20 slides. One slide every twenty seconds, automatically changed.
I will be presenting at the next one in Ottawa!
I will be speaking about ideas in my forthcoming book (I'm currently shopping for publishers) Riveted: Why We Love Art, Products, and Ideas. The thesis of the book is that the reasons we are attracted to belief systems such as religion and astrology are many of the same reasons we find the arts so satisfying.
There will be seven other speakers, including the amazing percussionist Jesse Stewart (http://www.jessestewart.ca/). We have a lot in common. We're both Carleton professors, we're both bald, and we both had talks at TEDxCarletonU.
Unlike me, he recently won a Juno award for his band Stretch Orchestra, and built an amazing tree house. He's a great guy and a good friend. I can't wait for his presentation.
The event is open to the public, and it should be very interesting. I can't wait.
Event: Pecha Kucha Ottawa
Time: June 12, 2012, 7-10pm
Location: St. Brigid's Centre for the Arts (http://saintbrigidscentre.com) at 310 St. Patrick St, Ottawa, Ontario
Cost: $10 CAD
Event website: http://www.pecha-kucha.org/night/ottawa/5
Pecha Kucha Ottawa Website: http://www.pecha-kucha.org/night/ottawa/
Pecha Kucha Website: http://www.pecha-kucha.org/
Jesse Stewart's TEDxCarletonU talk: http://youtu.be/IrnRTZoJ20I
Jim Davies's TEDxCarletonU talk: http://youtu.be/caBIboOGSe4
TEDxCarletonU site: http://www.ted.com/tedx/events/173.html
TEDxCarletonU on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/tedxcarletonu