Make it So

A disarmingly charming story of a young lady and her adventures with a Captain Picard action figure comes with a nice message on the power of communities.

Sprinkling Pixie Dust at Disney

My good friends over at PechaKucha redesigned their site months ago and I have been remiss in pointing out what a great place it is for inspiration. Think of it as an archive of narrated slideshows – 20 images, self-advancing every 20 seconds – six and half minutes to tell a story. Like Twitter, the limitations of the format bring out the best in people.

Today’s featured presentation tells the story of someone who spent time working with Disney’s “guest services” with some great snippets about Disney’s attention to detail and customer service.



PechaKucha Night

While in Tokyo last week, I had the good fortune to attend a PechaKucha event in the place where it all started. PechaKucha is a simple idea delivery engine. The concept was invented by architects Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein as a clever way to keep architects from hogging the microphone and going on too long about their projects. Each presentation is limited to 20 slides which automatically advance after 20 seconds (20×20). The rest is history.

Marking the City is an example of the weird and wonderful performances that take place. If you’ve ever been to Tokyo and have wondered about all the amazing markings on the pavement, Nick Bruscia attempts to explain the hidden meanings locked within.