Reenacting The Teutonic Knights & Microsoft’s Innovations [PechaKucha]

The international design hub shares inspiration from the tech giant’s Armenian outpost and goes back in time with Polish history buffs.

Presentations
Before we get to today’s presentation, we’d like to highlight and celebrate the fact that this week saw us cross the 400 presentation mark on the site. All of these presentations have been viewed over 1.5 million times, and we also love pointing out that so far, we have been able to share presentations from over 80 cities. A big pat on the back to the amazing Yuki Takai who has been working with organizers on trying to get the most varied collection of presentations as possible.

In our first presentation today (in Polish, from PKN Koszalin Vol. 8), Bartłomiej Zielonka shares the activities of a local knight’s company. Following the presentation by Marek Czechowski, now you can see the Teutonic Knights in action! Training their skills regularly, they get together wearing the original knight outfits, revealing that being a real warrior yelding a bow and sword these days is still possible.

Armina Mkhitaryan‘s presentation (from PKN Istanbul Vol. 14) covers some of the latest Microsoft technologies, everything from the Kinect to the innovative projects implemented by the Microsoft Innovation Center in Armenia.

Posters
No new additions to the Tumblr blog today, so we take this opportunity to highlight the second poster that was added yesterday, for PKN Chattanooga Vol. 11. The event will happen on July 13 at Green Spaces.

Photos
Today’s gallery [Flickr] comes your way from the recent PKN Guangzhou Vol. 10, and that’s what you’re seeing above as well. We’re not quite sure what’s happening in the third photo, but it must have made for an intriguing presentation.

Calendar
Here’s what you’ll find on tonight’s (July 5) agenda: PKN Semarang Vol. 9, PKN Augsburg Vol. 1, and PKN Las Palmas Vol. 7. For your Friday night plans, you can look to these events: PKN Nishinomiya Vol. 13, PKN Pisa Vol. 2, and PKN Castellon de la Plana Vol. 1.

Originally published on PechaKucha. Republished with kind permission.

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