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The Magic of Origami

PRESENTED ON JAN 31, 2018
IN TOKYO @ VOL 154

折紙好きな小学6年生の登場!折紙はハサミで切ったりしなくても、1枚で複雑な形を折ることができます。その不思議な魅力と、折紙を通じて体験したことを中村 日向さんに教えてもらいます。

The magic in ‘Origami’, the Japanese art of paper folding is that in the absence of scissors and cutting, complicated shapes can be created using a single piece of paper. This Wednesday, PechaKucha Tokyo will be building upon that magic through the perspective of origami child prodigy, Nakamura Hinata!

 

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Origami Math Genius (OMG)

BY BIJIAN FAN
@ VOL 10 ON JAN 30, 2014

Following a scientific career, BiJian Fan moved on to visual art. He integrated science and art in his creative practice. He developed OMG as a curriculum for integrating art and science in education. 

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Paper - Rainbow and Cities

BY MAURICE MADEMOISELLE
@ VOL 10 ON JUL 01, 2015

" Everything is about Nature. Everything is about Human. The interactions between them. Bring the Nature inside the grey cities. Bring the hope in the hearth of the men. Tomorrow can be better if we want it. Love, Peace, Humanity, Solidarity and Protection of our earth. We belong to her, She doesn't belong to us." Mademoiselle Maurice {In French}
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From Origami to Folded-Plate Architecture

BY LANE ALLEN
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2015

Architect Lane Allen has a life-long passion for art, origami, geometry, and structure. He explores the relationships—both real and imagined—among the geometries of origami, the geometries of structure, and works of architecture, both modern and historic.

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Giant Origami

BY COCO SATO
@ VOL 21 ON SEP 03, 2015

"'Robo-Origami' is a giant robotic origami installation created with robust robotic technology installed within giant origami sculpture."

In Giant Origami from PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol. 21, the Japanese artist Coco Sato, now based in Brighton England, shares her inspirational story of travels, learning new skills and giant interactive origami!  

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 24th, 2017. 

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Laughing with Magic

BY EDWARD LAI
@ VOL 5 ON OCT 20, 2017

Edward Lai, the comedy magician will talk about his journey of blending acting and comedy into magic, and also the hardships that he faced before and how magic and comedy helped him to regain confidence and self-esteem.

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How to Make a Paper Frog

BY BEN CLARK
@ VOL 21 ON MAR 01, 2018

Using none of the wisdom learned over ten years in the design industry, Ben Clark will teach you how to make a jumping paper frog in 20 ribbeting slides. 

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My Origami journey

BY TUAN NGUYEN TU
@ VOL 10 ON DEC 11, 2016

What do you think about Origami without folding? Let’s come meet Tuan Nguyen Tu and check it out at PKN HCMC vol.10! After years of practicing this simple yet sophisticated art, Tuan has come up with his own style of Origami.

Tuan got acquainted with origami from the age of 6. His father taught him to make paper toys and years after years, his love for origami grows. He finds joys on the journey to achieve simplicity. Talking about his passion, Tuan says that Origami helps encouraging his imagination.

And you can follow him on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/tuannguyentu/

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The Second Principle: Ode to the Physics of Magic

BY GLORIA DANVERS
@ VOL 11 ON OCT 22, 2018

Gloria Danvers delights with an ode to physics, rhyming us through the magic that we are, how we are all connected as dust of the old stars. 

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Learning and Magic

BY SCOTT BAYTOSH
@ VOL 3 ON MAR 19, 2019

According to Scott Baytosh, Head of School at Alexandria Country Day School, learning and magic are close cousins-- they both engender wonder, curiosity, and fascination. How can educators create these experiences? He suggests that we can look to teacher-archetypes in popular culture, such as Ms. Frizzle, Mary Poppins, and Professor Lupin, as role models and practical guides for keeping the magic in learning.