Thumbnail Debut: abbr.

Thumbnail is launching PechaKucha at Cornell.

Thumbnail is an open forum for the discussion of topics, based on the model of PechaKucha. PechaKucha Night was devised as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. Thumbnail aims to encourage the Cornell community, in its many incarnations, to incite, enliven and cross-fertilize ideas from many disciplines through a visually based platform designed around a single topic. The format is explicit: 20 slides at 20 seconds each.

Our debut event is a Cornell student and faculty musing on, in, and around abbr. It is a compilation of everything from the wildest interpretations to the most exacting investigation of abbr. It is love letters, fetishes, poetry, dissections, seeds for thought — the only thread throughout is abbr. and 20 x 20.