Pecha Kucha Night Dundee Volume 4 took place on Tuesday 6th November 2012, part of NEoN Digital Arts Festival 2012. Read more about the presenters below or find out what the audience thought of the night, over here!
View photos from the night over on Flickr.
Take a dozen or so creative presenters with 20 images and only 20 seconds to discuss each; add a splash of lights and camera; and then toss in say, 200 enthusiastic audience members; mix well with heaps of good atmosphere; a dash of nerves; a pint or two of beer; and you have the perfect ingredients for Pecha Kucha Night Dundee.
We were delighted to team up with Cultural Enterprise Office’s Starter for 6 – Scotland’s premier start-up and investment programme for creative industry entrepreneurs; and following the main PKN event, there will be a chance to hang back, enjoy a comp drink and a chat! @CEOStarterfor6
PKN event hash tag: #PKN_DND
Erin Michno is a recent graduate in computer games technology from the University of Abertay Dundee and a co-founder of Quartic Llama. She is a full time coder, part time designer and occasional cake tester. Quartic Llama are currently working on several upcoming projects, including their award winning debut title Moeba.
At Pecha Kucha Night Dundee Volume 4 on 6th November 2012, Erin spoke about the maths behind the art.
PKN presentations are filmed and produced with thanks to Bonnie Brae Productions bonniebrae.co.uk.
Nikki McWilliams is a Designer and Maker, based in Dundee. After graduating in 2008, Nikki set up her company soon afterwards- fueled by her love of tea & biscuit break-times and with a focus on Interior textiles that were bright, witty, and well made. All of Nikki’s products are hand-printed in her workshop in Dundee – and are made from start to finish in Scotland. @nikkimcwilliams. Video from Pecha Kucha Night Vol 4.
Phil Wilson runs the internal development studio for eeGeo, an ambitious VC-backed start-up founded in Dundee. He’s also responsible for the company’s core product: a unique 3D mapping platform for web browsers & mobile devices. In previous lives Phil led the project and creative development of a number of video games. @eeGeo. Video from Pecha Kucha Night Dundee Vol 4.
Tin Roof is a Dundee based not-for-profit arts collective housed in a big old warehouse in the Blackness Industrial District. In 2010 various art graduates and creative folk gathered round a curry and decided that something needed to happen in Dundee to provide for the emerging artistic community. The services most needed were affordable studio spaces and a vibrant community of like-minded creative people. They moved into their premises in early 2011 and became a Limited Company a couple of months later. Today they house over 20 artists, run an internship program and accommodate project space for filmmakers, photographers, boat makers, fashion designers, theatre-set builders and many others. @Tin_Roof_Dundee. Video from Pecha Kucha Night Dundee Vol 4.
Suzy Glass is a cross-artform producer, specialising in music, visual art and digital work. Her work is often about place and identity. She is the co-founder and director of Trigger, a producer-led arts organisation based in Glasgow. Suzy is currently working with artist Hanna Tuulikki to develop Air falbh leis na h-eòin, a body of work interrogating the mimesis of birds in Gaelic song. She is also working with a cross-discipline team to create Heliotrope, an immersive installation exploring our relationship with light. Suzy co-produces Sync (a 2 year digital innovation programme) and PAR+RS (Scotland’s public art resource.) @suzyglass. Video from Pecha Kucha Night Dundee Vol 4.
Anna Day is the Director of Literary Dundee, she is publishing manager of Dundee University Press and co founded Playroom Press with her husband, Chris Collins. Chris is a book designer. The first Playroom Press book, Dundee 123, is available in December, a counting book for cool kids using Dundee’s landmarks. Video from Pecha Kucha Night Dundee Vol 4.
Pippin Barr is a video game maker and critic. He lives and works in Malta and supervises experimental game design students at the Center for Computer Games Research at the IT University of Copenhagen in Denmark. His games address everything from airplane safety instructions to contemporary performance art. Pippin also writes a regular blog of game and game design criticism and his recent book, How to Play a Video Game, introduces the uninitiated and culturally curious to the world of video games. @pippinbarr. Video from Pecha Kucha Night Dundee Vol 4.
Mhairi Towler is founder and creative director of the animation production company, Vivomotion, based in Dundee. The company offers a service of bespoke animations for scientific communication. Mhairi integrates a background in science with animation skills in order to use visual and 3D methodologies to communicate science to a wider audience. @Vimomotion. Video from Pecha Kucha Night Dundee Vol 4.
Chris Martin is a researcher in the School of Computing, University of Dundee. He is interested in improving the way programming is taught and has a strong thread of User Centred Design through all he does. His research informs the delivery of two undergraduate modules teaching Physical Computing and Data Visualisation to computing, product and interaction design students. @ac11004. Video from Pecha Kucha Night Dundee Vol 4.
What the devil is a Pecha Kucha Night anyway? Pecha Kucha Nights* were originally started back in 2003 in Tokyo, as an event for creatives to meet, network, and talk about their work in public. Since then Pecha Kucha, meaning ‘chit chat’ in Japanese, has spread internationally running in over 565 cities across the world. The much loved and respected format is relaxed, simple and enjoyable, with something for everyone – presenters have 6 minutes 40 seconds to show and talk through their 20 images, each for just 20 seconds – this keeps things fast and fun!
* Pecha Kucha was devised and shared by Klein Dytham architecture. The PKN Dundee event is organised and hosted by Creative Dundee.