March 30th, 2011

Here’s one more plea for LIGHTBAR help … but you don’t even have to step away from the screen this time.

I’m going to be delivering a slideshow on the history, theory and technology of LIGHTBAR at Portland’s next Pecha Kucha night, as part of a great bit light-arts symposium at PSU called Illuminated City How cool is that?

A Pecha Kucha is a kind of slideshow-on-crack public event first invented in Japan in 2003. Presenters get to show only twenty slides and you get ONLY TWENTY SECONDS PER SLIDE! Picture it as 50% arts-n-culture, 50% used car sales. A group called Project Cityscope has been putting them on in Portland for a while now. This particular episode of it, Volume 9, has a theme of “spectrum,” so of course I had to apply … and today they gave me the green light! Color me excited.

BUT! LIGHTBAR usually keeps me too busy to snap pictures. I do have some, definitely, in my Flickr account and up on Facebook, and here on this blog. And I know that you (that is, the Internet “you”) have sent me links to your LIGHTBAR pictures in the past. But if you ever have done that, could you please do it again? Because I’m having the darnedest time finding photos I used to think I could find.

LIGHTBAR 2011 is documented pretty well at this point, but I wouldn’t mind more — especially for Blue Night. I’m having a bit more trouble digging up pix of all the events we did in 2009 and 2007, and for 2006 I have all of 2 (two) photographs. FAIL!

So if you have links, please link them my way. And even if you don’t, you should come see my slideshow! Plus the rest of the glitterati, plus (apparently) some gorgeous light installations.

It’s all at Pecha Kucha Volume 9, which will be held this Sunday, April 9th at 1914 SW Park in the Shattuck Hall Annex of PSU.

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Doors at 7:30, Kucha at 8.

Did I mention the free food and beer?

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