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Featured Presentation

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Joseph Tame

Digital Media Producer, Wild Tame Co., Ltd in Tokyo

"You can use coding and programming for art, for music, for helping your grandma."

In The Future of Self-Driving Cherry Trees from PechaKucha Night Special x MINI @ BMW Group Tokyo Bay, Joseph Tame shares on his many wild wearable machines. Tame uses the latest technology to break down social barriers through performance art. In his presentation, he will share his vision for a future in which artistic ideas can blossom anytime, anywhere.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, August 19th, 2016. 

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Elaborating On The Highly Complex Facility

BY YUKI YOSHIDA/RIKA SUZUKI/MISAKI NISHIZAWA CHIBA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
@ VOL 139 ON SEP 28, 2016

千葉工業大学の建築都市環境学科に在籍する学生、吉田有希さん、鈴木梨夏さん、西澤美咲さんの3名が、昨年課題で提案した複合施設についてフレッシュにプレゼンテーションされています。

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Fusing Noh with of Western Music

BY RYOKO AOKI
@ VOL 139 ON SEP 28, 2016

世界の主要な作曲家と共同で、能と現代音楽の新たな試みを行っている青木涼子さん。来月主演するご自身のために書かれたA・デュモン作曲オペラ《秘密の閨》を中心に、意欲的に取り組まれている音楽プロジェクトについてお話してくださいます。

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Making Various and Numerous 3D and CG Modelled Characters by Girls' Power

BY MIKA SAWAE
@ VOL 139 ON SEP 28, 2016

クリエイターユニット「つくる女」リーダーの澤江美香さん。今回は活動のひとつ、人気声優をモデルにキャラクターをつくり、グッズや3DCGに発展して多くの人の目にふれるようになった経緯をプレゼンされています。

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Traditional Asian Painting Materials

BY KEI IWAIZUMI
@ VOL 139 ON SEP 28, 2016

日本をはじめアジアに古来より伝わる、希少かつ良質な画材を取り扱う伝統画材ラボ、PIGMENT。東洋画の古典画法から最新技法まで知り尽くす、アーティストで所長の岩泉慧さんが、東洋画材の素晴らしい世界を案内してくださいます。

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Autodesk Software Supports Creators from All Over Make Their Imaginings a Reality

BY KAZUOMI IKEDA
@ VOL 139 ON SEP 28, 2016

ものづくり、都市デザイン、建築、CG、映画等の制作用ソフトウェアを開発販売し、クリエイターを応援サポートしているオートデスク。広報ご担当の池田一臣さんが、2016年10月26日から開催されるTokyo Design Weekでのオートデスクの出展内容や企画イベントを紹介されています。

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Do Disturb

BY OSAMU NISHIDA
@ PECHAKUCHA NIGHT SPECIAL X MINI @ BMW GROUP TOKYO BAY ON JUL 20, 2016

建築家の西田司さんは、 今年のミラノサローネで発表し大きな話題となったMINIのインスタレーションを紹介します。 "Do Disturb"をキーワードに、 都市の生活を豊かにする新しいシェアのかたちを提案されています。 モビリティに止まらない、MINIらしい都会的なライフスタイルデザインは、今世界中が注目しています!

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Publishing in the Round - the 3D Printed Book

BY TOM BURTONWOOD
@ VOL 138 ON JUL 27, 2016

In Publishing in the Round - the 3D Printed Book from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 138, Artist Tom Burtonwood shares his 3D printed book projects Orihon, Folium and Twenty Something Sullivan. Burtonwood shares in depth about his process and motivations for making his books.

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HOUSE VISION 2016

BY SADAO TSUCHIYA
@ VOL 138 ON JUL 27, 2016

くらし研究家の土谷貞雄さんはこれからの理想の暮らしについて、 アジア各地で地域に根付いて考え続けています。 その活動のひとつ、2010年から始まった HOUSE VISION プロジェクトは、日本を代表するグラフィックデザイナーの原研哉氏を代表とし、建築家をはじめとする多くのクリエイターや企業と素晴らしい未来の暮らしのあり方を提案してきました。今回のPKNでは、2016年7月末からお台場で開催の展覧会 HOUSE VISION 2016 から、選りすぐりの内容を紹介してくださいます。

 

TOKYO Blog

Common Ground Ome


"I wanted to make an eye-catching feeling of a textile…and apply this result into the building skin."
At PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 138Kevin So shares, Common Ground Ome, a student design project that recycling the existing industrial building for textile production, education and promotion. The under utilised situation in Ome reflects the distorted urban scenes negatively impact the development of a city. The sense of community in Ome is losing due to the natural disease to Plum trees and the dying textile industry. The common values are needed for recovering the city.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Mark Dytham

    Little did we know that a one off event in Tokyo, based on a simple format we came up with to stop architects from talking to much, would grow into a truly global celebration of creativity - if we did we may have named the event something a little easier to pronounce and spell!

  • Johnny Linnert

    As PechaKucha Nights reach a total of 1000 cities represented and the year 2020 approaches, the overarching mission of PechaKucha to bring out and unite creative peoples of all backgrounds becomes ever refined. It is Johnny's responsibility to always be thinking of new ways to help PechaKucha grow, and then find solutions to allow for these ideas to become reality. Johnny works to to cultivate partnerships with organizations, corporations as well as small businesses globally, and develops campaigns to mobilize and leverage the PechaKucha network in unique and exciting ways. --------- As the winds of change blow, so changes the dynamic of the PechaKucha HQ team. In April 2015, HQ welcomed two fantastic new team members -- Mariko Yokogi and Brian Scott Peterson -- and said a fond farewell to Executive Director Jean Snow. Johnny has since taken on Jean's role, and is since focused on cultivating relationships with global "Friends of PechaKucha", building out new and exciting features and experiences for the PK community, and assisting in the management of this new dynamic team! --------- Back in March 2015, along with team members Yuko Yoshikawa and Jean Snow, Johnny planned and executed PechaKucha's first ever "Pow Wow" -- a global summit aimed at bringing PechaKucha City Organisers out to Tokyo to discuss the state of the organisation, the global proliferation of creativity, and the direction of PechaKucha going forward. Seventeen cities were represented, with over 30 City Organisers and team members in participation. PechaKucha worked with Airbnb to provide accomodation for those coming in from out of the country. The three-day event was a great success, and the next PechaKucha Pow Wow is planned for March 2016. --------- He has managed, edited, and curated content on PechaKucha.org, PechaKucha Global's social networks, and still dabbles in IT for both the PechaKucha Global organization and Klein Dytham architecture. He worked as a liaison to over 800 PechaKucha City Organizers -- assisting them with licenses, content, and general inquiries. --------- In Winter/Spring 2014 he worked to partner PechaKucha with the New Cities Foundation. The goal was to reach out to the PechaKucha global creative network to locate talented "Urban Innovators" -- those working in their local community to enact social and technological change. The selected innovators from this campaign were flown to Dallas, TX for New Cities Summit, a gathering for world leaders, to speak on how their projects could be implemented, promoted, and scaled to benefit the urban landscape of any city, worldwide. --------- For PechaKucha's Global Night 2013, in collaboration with Google Japan, he lead the technical production of a nearly 20-hour-long Global Hangouts event, where the PK founders and team got together with over 75 City Organizers in every timezone to chat about their City, PechaKucha Night, and the Global Night theme "Hidden Heroes". --------- Like many Americans native to California, he has a weakness for avocados, burritos, and a well-made cheeseburger. On his bucket list is the goal to become a certified helicopter pilot. Photo: (c) Michael Holmes

  • Astrid Klein

    Astrid Klein was born in Italy to German parents, schooled in France, educated in Britain, and since 1988 has lived and worked in Japan. She is, therefore, thoroughly international, right down to her bones. Traversing disciplinary and cultural boundaries has been a way of life for Astrid. An artistic family background has ballasted her sense of identity, while the compass of design has guided her professional career. A Masters degree from the Royal College of Art in London exposed her to the diversity of creative endeavor and developed her talent. A thirst for the exotic led her to Japan, a hunger for the new kept her there. After working for Toyo Ito in Tokyo, she and her partner Mark Dytham established KDa in 1991. The work of KDa has been the subject of numerous publications and an exhibition of their work was held at the Architecture Association in London in 2005. Astrid is a frequent guest at international conferences on design and architecture and has lectured or held teaching positions at universities in Japan, the UK, the USA, Australia and throughout Europe.

  • Brian Scott Peterson

    Brian Scott Peterson is a one of those jack-of-all trades kind of characters who re-invents his entire world every few years. He's worn a load of different hats, from writer and photographer, to musician, to entrepreneur, to NPO founder. He's happily funnelling his imagination into PechaKucha at HQ in Tokyo. Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, he's travelled the world extensively. Since 2004, Brian, with his wife and two children, call Tokyo home.

  • Mariko Yokogi

    My background is studying architecture and I love multidisciplinary creative fields! Through experiencing many projects of space design, graphic design, publishing, coordinating, and so on, I have joined PechaKucha Global HQ. Really excited to meet awesome talents all over the world!