PauseTalk Vol. 28

Just a reminder that following a skip month, PauseTalk returns this coming Monday (February 2) at Cafe Pause. Start time is 20:00 as usual, and I’d urge everyone who plans on coming to try and arrive on time, because it’s a bit awkward to have people arrive throughout the session — I know it’s unavoidable […]


James Patterson shares his time between the US and Japan — he’s a PauseTalker too — and the latest project he’s worked on is an iPhone version of WordPop — here’s a direct link to the iTunes App Store. The premise is that you make words out of blocks on the screen, racking up points. […]

More on Nishizawa

In case you missed last night’s airing on NHK of the show featuring Ryue Nishizawa and Bakusho Mondai, it will be rerun February 2 at 15:15, and February 3 at 8:30 (on BS2). The page for the show also now includes more commentary from everyone involved (Japanese-only).

Lighting Up PKN

I just put up a post about the PechaKucha Night event held in Denver last week over at PechaKucha Daily, and wanted to share the image above, of the audience spelling out PKN with their mobile phones — love the effect it created. Maybe we should try and make it happen at tomorrow’s Tokyo edition!