January 12th, 2008
I am very happy to announce that on Friday we (ie. the UltraSuperNew Inc. team) finally put the new website for Pecha Kucha Night live. We have been fans, audience members and presenters at Pecha Kucha Night since its inception in 2003, so this is a special project for us to be working on.
We have been busily working with our friends at Klein-Dytham Architects to get the site ready through the latter part of last year, so it is great to hit the new year running and be able to get the site launched so soon in 2008.
Pecha Kucha Night is a great concept, originally conceived by Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein as an architecture showcase to stimulate business at their bar in Nishi-Azabu, Tokyo, called Super-Deluxe. The night has now grown to about 100 cities globally and provides a platform for people all over the world to tell their stories in 20 slides for 20 seconds per slide.
The new site reinvents Pecha Kucha Night’s on-line presence with…
- user accounts
- more detailed subscription options to let you subscribe to your favourite cities
- archiving functionality for events
- image galleries integrated from Flickr for each city
- tools to help city organisers manage their events
- map based search view for events
We have a lot of new functionalities and announcements to come this year as well, much of which will be shaped by the way you and other users are using and wanting to use the site.
First thing I would love to hear from everyone is which calendering systems you are using that you would like integrated into the site. Are you using Facebook, Google Calender, iCal, upcoming.org or another website or desktop application that can integrate with dynamic content?
Visit the new site, check your city and get along to the next event!