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Rikako Nagashima

Graphic Designer, Art Director in Tokyo

Shadows of the Survivors

PRESENTED ON OCT 30, 2013
IN TOKYO @ VOL 107

When the atomic bomb hit Hiroshima, people's shadows were permanently scorched in to their surroundings. Rikako Nagashima and her team contacted 23 survivors and took copies of their shadows. They then placed these shadows around Hiroshima as a memorial and to spread awareness of what happened. From Peace Shadow Project's website we can see where these survivors were, hear their stories, and leave them a personal message. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

"Presentation of the Day" on December 11, 2013.

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Memorial for The Station

BY G. WAYNE MILLER
@ VOL 47 ON FEB 27, 2013

G Wayne Miller gives a memorial presentation for the victims of The Station nightclub fire, and talks about the impact this tragedy had on the survivors, as well as the families of the victims.

Sound Note: Crowd noise is heavy for the first 10 seconds or so.

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The Future of Cancer Care

BY ANNA VERHULST
@ VOL 24 ON DEC 09, 2014

Due to considerable progress in cancer treatment and survival rates, the population of cancer survivors can be anticipated to keep expanding in the foreseeable future. But even though these patients may be cured of their orinigal disease, survivors often have a to deal with a compromised quality of life. Anna Verhulst, a fifth-year medical student and a cancer rehabilitation researcher, proposes a entirely new way of looking at cancer survivorship and rehabilitation programs...

"Presentation of the Day" on March 25, 2015.

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Shadows and Light - Architecture, Abroad in Japan

BY WOODBURY UNIVERSITY
@ VOL 125 ON MAY 28, 2015

In referring to Japan's intrinsically and simultaneously traditional and futuristic duality, Woodbury University architecture students on a Japan study away trip ask, "are the shrines and neon places separate from each other?"

They draw attention to architectural examples they discovered in their time in various Japan cities that highlight the focus of their studies, shadows and light.  

 Come and find the correlations with them!

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Light, Shadows, Jewelry

BY KIT BURKE-SMITH
@ VOL 6 ON JUN 14, 2016

Artist and jeweler, Kit Burke-Smith presents her process for making elegant and ephemeral pieces of jewerly. 

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Flowers and Nuclear Warfare

BY ERIC LOPRESTI
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

“I Think about the relationship to perception…..seeing is believing.”

In "Flowers and Nuclear Warfare" from PechaKucha Night New York Vol.16Eric LoPresti makes artwork that examines the imposition of technology upon the environment and the aftermath of the Cold War. His dramatic landscapes juxtapose abstract elements with representations of the vast deserts of the American west, exploring relationships between science, identity, history and conflict. Following in the painterly tradition of the apocalyptic sublime, LoPresti’s artistic practice explores how our lives are shaped by trauma and beauty.

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In Praise of Shadows

BY RAFE MACLEAN
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 14, 2017

Rafe Maclean - Too shady to describe.

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Shadows and Curves

BY KIM AYRES
@ VOL 37 ON JUL 27, 2017

"Story-telling is at the heart of all good photography..."

In "Shadows and Curves" from PechaKucha Night Edinburgh Vol. 37, Photographer Kim Ayres talks about the growing niche market of Boudoir Photography and how to avoid falling into the objectification trap. 

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Beauty All Around Us, Developing an Artist's Eye

BY TIMOTHY YOUNGBLUTH
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 21, 2018

Beauty surrounds us at all times in our lives. See how Tim and Gail Youngbluth have obsereved and developed a keen eye for patterns, shadows, and lighting present in nature.

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3D shadows of 4D art

BY HENRY SEGERMAN
@ VOL 3 ON APR 02, 2019

Mathematics and Art might seem to be about as different as two disciplines can be. But they share an affinity for fictional worlds: both mathematicians and artists are permitted to ask "What if" questions, that aren't required to have anything to do with the real world. I'll try to explain a sculpture based on one of these questions: "What if space had more than three dimensions?"