Past Tokyo Event: VOL 105

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VJ DJ Communication

@ VOL 105 ON JUL 31, 2013

In this presentation, Lasse Laursen talks about his ideas and perspectives on how to improve the communication between DJ's and VJ's during live performances. This is the second presentation in a series involving a new touch-based audio mixing interface that he is currently designing at the University of Tokyo, with the goal of allowing for more creativity in a live setting. The system is designed to facilitate more communication between DJ's and VJ's, to promote a better party experience.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 2, 2013.

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You Are Ironman

@ VOL 105 ON JUL 31, 2013

An Ironman triathlon is one of the hardest endurance races in the world; a 3.8km swim followed by a 180km bike ride and a 42.2km marathon to finish. Surely, only a super-human athletes with elite endurance could possibly hope to participate in such an event? Wrong; in this presentation, Gueorgui Tcherednitchenko presents the story of a perfectly average guy's adventures in Ironman training, and lessons that he learned from it along the way.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 3, 2013. 

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Power, Passion, Purpose

@ VOL 105 ON JUL 31, 2013

Bob Tobin talks about three ways to design and change the invisible at work-corporate culture, motivation, relationships between people, and your own feelings. He shows how you can work with power, passion and purpose, no matter what you do. 
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More Than Cute

@ VOL 105 ON JUL 31, 2013

Debra Occhi bases her presentation on kyara bunka (Japanese character culture) via the book she is currently writing entitled More than Cute: Japanese Mascot Characters. She shares with us some of research findings on the long history of the characters and the particularities that they share, making this a truly entertaining and informing look into the world of kyara bunka.

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Readjusting For The Future

@ VOL 105 ON JUL 31, 2013

Felipe Francisco De Souza speaks about urban development in a country with as many special circumstances as Japan. He also explains the historical background of its contemporary planning system, the effect that land readjustment has on Japan's future and its influence for the international agenda.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 10, 2013.

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The House of Nebuta

@ VOL 105 ON JUL 31, 2013

Frank la Rivière introduces us to the Nebuta Festival as well as a successful collaborative effort to create The Nebuta House Museum in Aomori city, Japan. He breaks down the collaboration step by step from general planning to the architectural concepts that created a magical space in which the Nebuta can dwell. (In Japanese)

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@ VOL 105 ON JUL 31, 2013

Masaki Kagajo presents about his stage performance "scherzo". Where he and others match music, movement, and narration to various videos and images. (In Japanese)

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More than a Masturi

@ VOL 105 ON JUL 31, 2013

Matsuri producer Norikazu Asano presents on a festival that he has produced in an effort to bring happiness to Japan. (in Japanese)

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Totsuka's Terrific Tour of Tokyo

@ VOL 105 ON JUL 31, 2013

Illustrator Ryoko Totsuka presents her illustration work while giving us a unique and cute tour of Tokyo. (Presented in English and Japanese)

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Tokyo Drift: 17 Hours in Tokyo

@ VOL 105 ON JUL 31, 2013

Ryunoshin Hirai describes the whirlwind tour of Tokyo he planned for his friend's visit and how he packed in as much fun as he could into a 17 hour trip. (in Japanese)

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Wrapped in my Mother's Nets

@ VOL 105 ON JUL 31, 2013

Sarmite Polakova explores her identity by examining the fish nets that her mother used to create. Her presentation explores the motifs surrounding the concept of a fishing net as well as the impact they have on the people who spent their lives working on and with them.



Ryu Konno
SuperDeluxe in Tokyo
Lasse Laursen
Designer / Engineer / DJ in Tokyo
Gueorgui Tcherednitchenko
Engineer, AQ in Tokyo
Bob Tobin
Consultant | Author | Gallerist in Tokyo
Debra Occhi
anthropology professor, Miyazaki International College in Miyazaki
Felipe Francisco De Souza
PhD Candidate, The University of Tokyo in Tokyo
Frank la Riviere
Architect/Designer, Frank la Riviere Architects inc in Tokyo
Sarmite Polakova
Explorer in Tokyo / Riga
Ryunoshin Hirai
Architect, Klein Dytham Architects in Tokyo