This is a very new idea to me and I have just received a CFP for a 10 minute presentation based on the Pecha Kucha style.
My immediate response was to google the term and see what it threw up. Started in Japan in 2003, it is an innovative presentation style consisting of a 20×20 presentation lasting 10minutes; you show 20 images lasting 20 seconds each, talking about each one. This is an unique and concise way of getting people to present their research in a fast and dynamic way.
I am intrigued and am contemplating submitting an abstract (it is being run by my Undergrad supervisor so I am familiar with the folks on the panel) but not sure how I can fit it into my PhD research; though I have some ideas… I also think it would be interesting to put a presentation like this up on my public academic profile at Academia.Edu
So that is my new challenge for 2012 – firstly to learn how to pronounce Pecha Kucha
AND – to submit an abstract for a Pecha Kucha Style presentation, get it accepted and actually survive the experience.
Any advice welcomed!
My other challenge is to finally learn how to use colons and semi-colons with efficacy and precision! Apparently according to Lynne Truss
“The main reason people use [the semicolon], however, is that they know you can’t use it wrongly — which, for a punctuation mark, is an uncommon virtue” (Truss 122)
Virginia Woolf may have wholeheartedly subscribed to that dogma but unfortunately my supervisor doesn’t!!! I would like at least one piece of crit that doesn’t berate my use of the colon and semi-colon! Tall order me thinks!