A PechaKucha Presentation: A Matter of Identity

Rough sketch made half-way through The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat.  by Mariana

Rough sketch made after having read the first half of The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat.

First of all, what is a PechaKucha? After a bit of digging around, I found out that a PechaKucha 20×20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. here’s the website, so pop over if you’d like to explore it further: PechaKucha.

My brief for the week? To create a PechaKucha presentation based on research we’ve done so far, for our Neuroscience project. In order to help narrow our focus, we were offered a few choices within the broader neuroscience category, and I’ve been exploring one of those options: to illustrate a short story/case study from the brilliant book, The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat, by Oliver Sacks.

I’ve always been fascinated by the subject of self-identity or identity as a whole, so when I started reading “A Matter of Identity”, I was pretty much hooked. Picking it as a great story to focus on (for the moment, as there are a couple of others that are almost as tempting) was a no-brainer, please pardon the really bad pun …

So, to begin with, here’s a magazine-format version of my presentation, that can also be viewed over at ISSUU:

After much contemplation and a bit (just a bit, honest) of swearing, I finally figured how out to create a PechaKucha presentation, over at prezi.com. If you’d like to take a look at it, it’s right here: A Matter of Identity Pecha Kucha. Please keep in mind that it’s the first time I’ve ever done this, so be kind.

Finally (about time, yes, I know), I’ve also placed it into a .pdf that’s right here for anyone to have a look at: A MATTER OF IDENTITY (pdf format). You now have your choice of preferred viewing options, and you’re welcome to take a peek at what I discovered while searching for art and images to accompany certain passages from the text.

By the way, copyright to the images I used in the presentation belongs to their owners, and I am using them solely for the purposes of research, and am neither selling them nor benefiting from them in any financial/commercial way. Links to each of those wonderful artworks are at the bottom of their respective pages. Enjoy. Visit the links and let everyone know how much you appreciate their work.

Have fun. Cheers.

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