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Takao Ochi

Photographer in Tokyo

Ability Not Disability

PRESENTED ON JAN 16, 2019
IN TOKYO @ VOL 162

Documentary photographer Takao Ochi presents a Setsudan Venus (Amputee Venus). Ochi is challenging existing views and perceptions about people with disabilities by presenting positive photographic images of Ability not Disability and wishes to continue photographing such optimists.

フォトグラファーの越智貴雄は、「切断ヴィーナス」という、写真を通じた新しい見方の提案と可能性についてプレゼンテーションを行います。このプロジェクトは、義足は隠さなければいけないものと考えられている世の中の常識を壊す為にスタートしました。

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Logo Ideas for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

BY CHRIS ARNING
@ JAPAN GREAT CREATIVE WEEK ON OCT 28, 2013

Chris Arning from Creative Semiotics teaches us what's important in a logo. The logo for the olympics should contain something that represents the country and its heritage in a good light. He then gives us some ideas on what the logo for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 might look like.

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Sochi Olympics Remix!

BY MIKE STAFFA
@ VOL 111 ON FEB 20, 2014

As a traditional part of PechaKucha Nights in Tokyo, a presentation is created to be presented by members of the audience - usually ending in hilarity or complete embarrassment. Mike Straffa, a member of ....improv group, gives a comical presentation about the Sochi Olympics using crowdsourced images. 

 

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The Olympic Effect

BY ANDREW JOSEPH TAYLOR
@ VOL 122 ON FEB 20, 2015

Andrew Taylor talks about how the architectural design of a olympic stadium can create social changes in a community. This idea of urban regeneration can create a better enviroment for locals after the Olympics are over. Andrew's firm, MAKE Architects, put this idea into practice during the 2012 London Olympics.

"Presentation of the Day" on March 27, 2015.

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I Have a Disability and I Don't Want to Get Rid of It

BY RAFAEL BONFIM
@ VOL 5 ON JUL 10, 2015

Rafael Bonfim has a disability and does not want to get rid of it. He wants to use it. (In Portuguese)

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Educate, Integrate, Celebrate

BY KAREN UNGER
@ VOL 28 ON JUN 01, 2017

"In a world that likes to divide between us and them, it's not about creating a space for them and creating a space for us. It's about recognizing our common humanity."

Karen Unger introduces us to motionball, an organization that seeks to introduce young professionals to the Special Olympics movement and break down barriers between 'neuro-typical' adults and adults with an intellectual disability.

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Human Animal Bond and Doggie Olympics

BY KRISTEN HELLER
@ VOL 5 ON AUG 16, 2018

Kristen Heller is a crazy "dog lady" and would take my dog everywhere if she could! Kristen will show how interacting with your dog creates a bond and is fun for both of you. And one way to create that bond is to participate in an event like Doggie Olympics.

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ADAPT: Fashion & Disability

BY LAURA REID
@ VOL 6 ON SEP 27, 2018

Laura Reid is a recent Fashion Technology graduate of Heriot-Watt University, School of Textiles in Galashiels. Currently based in Edinburgh, Laura has experience in both Fashion and Textiles through gaining her degree as well as an HND in Textiles. Her Honours Project looked into creating a high street level collection that was designed with disability in mind. Working with the charity Bobath Scotland, the collection used different construction and design techniques to allow the wearer to dress easier whilst keeping the collection at a high street price.

Laura is currently a Garment Technology assistant at the outdoorwear brand Keela. The brand offers outdoorwear built on the foundation of Innovation, Quality, Technology and has been used for decades by Emergency Services and Mountain Rescue teams.

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A Global Family: What the working for the Olympics Meant to Me

BY CARLY FRYER
@ VOL 21 ON NOV 17, 2018

For our speaker, Carly Fryer, it all started with the 1993 Disney movie Cool Runnings. She goes on to give us a behind-the-scenes look at what working for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2010 and 2012 was like, including special guests and royalty.

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Disability, Society and Technology: What if?

BY MUSHEGH HOVSEPYAN
@ VOL 29 ON MAR 19, 2019

The presentation titled “Disability, Society and Technology: What if?” will discuss the relationships among disability, society and technology by using different practical examples to show the ways in which access to the right technology can change the lives of those living with and without disabilities. Mushegh Hovsepyan will offer applicable suggestions for becoming an advocate for assistive technologies.