Past Tokyo Event: VOL 102

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Tips for Stop Motion That Also Apply to Everyday Life

BY ABI LAUREL
@ VOL 102 ON APR 24, 2013

Abi Laurel loves producing stop motion animation, and in her presentation she uses the things she's learned through that work as the basis for tips that are useful for both stop motion and everyday life.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 29, 2013.

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Samuraidea: How to Use Identity for Collaboration

BY AKIRA UCHIMURA
@ VOL 102 ON APR 24, 2013

In this second PKN presentation by Akira Uchimura -- watch the first one here -- he explores the topic of collaboration. There are 1 billion "Japanese people" around the world, and here he looks at ways of combining that collective power.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 14, 2013.

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All the World's a Square

BY BERND KESTLER
@ VOL 102 ON APR 24, 2013

The Granny Square project is an initiative asking crocheters from around the world to crochet and send one or more "Granny Square" motifs to Japan to make the world’s largest ‘Granny Square Blanket’. Bernd needs at least 7,150 squares of 20 x 20 cm. Once completed, the blanket will be submitted to Guinness World Records. But the best is that, after, the blanket will be divided back into regular size afghans and donated to temporary housing facilities in Tohoku, Japan, to support victims of the March 2011 earthquake.

You'll find more info at the "Knit for Japan" website.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 1, 2013.

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White Spots and Doubt

BY DAVID MANEY
@ VOL 102 ON APR 24, 2013

In 2012, David Maney wrote and performed a theatre-show based on his own medical diagnosis. This show eventually became known as "White Spots," a funny trauma.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 9, 2013.

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Fragments of Landscape

BY FRANK SALAMA
@ VOL 102 ON APR 24, 2013

Frank Salama is a French architect, who focuses on residences. In this presentation done in Tokyo, he covers a few of his recent projects, mostly built in France.

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Leavening Rye Happiness

BY MAJA LUND
@ VOL 102 ON APR 24, 2013

Maja Lund, PechaKucha organizer of Copenhagen, Denmark, invites us in to see her perspective on the intersection of Danish and Japanese culture. On her journey, starting with a search for rye-bread in Tokyo, she seeks an understanding to the country's love for Danish pastries and looks into different perspectives on happiness, Danish "hygge" and Japanese "kata".

"Presentation of the Day" on May 4, 2013.

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SuperDeluxe for April 2013

BY RYU KONNO
@ VOL 102 ON APR 24, 2013

Ryu Konno takes us on another tour of recent and upcoming events happening at SuperDeluxe, home of the PKN Tokyo series. As always, he kicks off with a few personal images. (in Japanese)

You'll find more presentations about SuperDeluxe on the SuperDeluxe Channel.

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Facing English

BY CELLEN TAKUYA MURASE
@ VOL 102 ON APR 24, 2013

Cellen Takuya Murase brings up the current state of English learning and ability in Japan, sharing his thoughts on what is wrong, and what can be done to improve things.

Maja Lund
PKN CPH Organizer, Project Manager @ ŌRORA, Musician & Music Teacher, ŌRORA in Copenhagen
Akira Uchimura
Founder and Director, Nikkei Youth Network in Viña del Mar
Ryu Konno
SuperDeluxe in Tokyo
Bernd Kestler
Knit Artist in Yokohama
Abi Laurel
student in Tokyo
David Maney
Writer, performer, director and invisi-crip in Melbourne
Jochen Konrad
Consultant, Konrad & Prediger in Tokyo