Past Tokyo Event: VOL 103

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@ VOL 103 ON MAY 29, 2013

When Emma Brooke turned 20 she suddenly fell madly in love - with concrete.  She describes the beginnings of her whirlwind love affair with the architectural style so called "Brutalism" for its callous, unfeeling, unyielding structural dominance. Emma shows us some or her favourite examples of this architectural genre in both Japan and London.

 "Presentation of the Day" on May 31, 2013.

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The Japan Superhero Boom and the Pachimon Phenomenon 1971-1975

@ VOL 103 ON MAY 29, 2013

Don Kratzer adds to his collection of PechaKucha presentations dealing with the Japanese toy and figure scene with a new installment, this time looking at the explosion of Superheros on Japanese TV and popular culture In the early 1970s. Check out the cast of characters, the amazing vinyl toys, and the charming "pachimon" (bootleg) phenomenon of this bygone era.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 7, 2013.

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VCFA: Open Source Education

@ VOL 103 ON MAY 29, 2013

Tokyo-based designer Ian Lynam gives an introduction to the Vermon College of Fine Arts (VCFA), the newest MFA Graphic Design program in the world! New ideas! Amazing work!

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7 Design Lessons from Japanese Gardens

@ VOL 103 ON MAY 29, 2013

After 3 years of working in and looking at Japanese gardens, Jenny Feuerpeil of Real Japanese Gardens summarizes the design (and life) lessons she has learned so far in the gardens of Kyoto, Kamakura, and Tokyo. 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 14, 2013.

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Noh: The Sculpture of Time

@ VOL 103 ON MAY 29, 2013

Finding the "now" in the "then." Noh evokes the contemporary through its use of space, materials and lines resulting in a sculpture of time. Listen to John Oglevee explain all of these concepts, as part of the noh performances he performs himself for English-speaking audiences.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 6, 2013.

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Five Senses Of Design

@ VOL 103 ON MAY 29, 2013

In this presenatation, Minoru Yokoyama talks about his book, Five Senses of Design. Attractive design relies not only on shape but also, more importantly, on real experiences using your five senses. This workbook aims to stimulate your five senses through a variety of twelve design exercises.

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@ VOL 103 ON MAY 29, 2013

Rob Pott from Bag-A-Surf talks about how he is dealing with the trash problems seen in beach areas, and explains the importance of trying not to use plastic bags.

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SuperDeluxe for May 2013

@ VOL 103 ON MAY 29, 2013

Ryu Konno of SuperDeluxe does his monthly round-up of events that were held recently at the event space that always plays home to PechaKucha Nights in Tokyo, and covers what's coming up. (in Japanese)

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Cross Platform Remediation

@ VOL 103 ON MAY 29, 2013

Saulo Madrid and Takeshi Amano team up on a presentation about remediation as a model for interdisciplinary aesthetic practices. In short, it is using phenomenological and philosophy studies to understand how to create augmented experiences from digital, print, and physical installations. Research in understanding human cognition across platforms.

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@ VOL 103 ON MAY 29, 2013

Artist Tomo Ishii describes her work as emotional, with the goal of bringing out happiness, sadness, fear, and more. In this presentation, she shares some of her work, and describes what inspires her.
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About Orée: Elegant Reconciliation of Human and High Tech

@ VOL 103 ON MAY 29, 2013

These days, people tend to see high tech as being cold and impersonal. Orée, from southern France, on the contrary, delivers elegant, unique and long lasting tech objects that combine natural materials, traditional hand crafting techniques, and the latest technologies. (in Japanese) 

Ian Lynam
Graphic designer, Ian Lynam Design in Tokyo
Don Kratzer
Guerrilla Semiotician, Fig-lab || 国際フィギュア研究所 in Tokyo
Saulo Madrid
Curator & Creative Director in New York, Tokyo and Paris
Ryu Konno
SuperDeluxe in Tokyo
Jenny Feuerpeil
Garden Writer, Designer, Photographer at, Real Japanese Gardens / 90 Days in Kyoto in San Francisco
John Oglevee
Theatre Artist in Tokyo
Yasunobu Takata
Orée in Tokyo
Emma Brooke
Writer in Tokyo
Rob Pott
Teacher Surfer Beekeeper Marine Debris Activist
Minoru Yokoyama
Designer &Professor, Bunka Gakuen University in Tokyo
Takeshi Amano
Entrepreneur in Paris and Tokyo