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Games as Interactive Art

BY CHRIS SOLARSKI
@ VOL 114 ON MAY 28, 2014

Artist, game designer, and author Chris Solarski speaks on the points where video games intersect with classical art, film, and animation. He discusses the interactive aspect of games, and how this element fundamentally changes the way we engage with images. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 11, 2014.

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An Infectious Epidemic of a Game

BY ALEX ANIEL
@ VOL 115 ON JUN 25, 2014

Alex Aniel shares his long-lived passion for the games series Resident Evil (titled Biohazard in Japan) and how he relates to it. Take a look at his presentation for some insider facts about the production and evolution of the game's graphics!

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Overcoming the Prejudice Against Vegetables

BY MAIKO AMEMIYA
@ VOL 115 ON JUN 25, 2014

Maiko Amemiya has worked in restaurants in Japan, Turkey and the United States, and is currently a freelance chef in Tokyo with a published recipe book. Although vegan food is a growing trend, it is not yet common in Japan, where many consider it to be rabbit food. Maiko is determined to spread the love of vegetables and fruits through her catering and muffin business, which combines a twist of NYC, London and Istanbul!

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Material Knowledge

BY NICK BRUSCIA
@ VOL 115 ON JUN 25, 2014

After discovering leftover material from Kikutake's 1970 Osaka Expo tower, architectural researcher Nick Bruscia and his students began experimenting with textured stainless steel sheets to create a system of woven face frames. Its reflection of sunlight and resistance to winde make the installation's specular quality and the structural integrity one in the same. Nick comments that he is trying to create knowledge about materials, rather than implement knowledge. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 18, 2014.

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Internet Babies: Kawaii Happy and Fruity Free

BY IDEAL CORPUS
@ VOL 115 ON JUN 25, 2014

Ideal Corpus are a French DJ duo who define themselves as visual artists in the post internet age. Their philosophy is radical enthusiasm, encouraging people to always find happiness and positivity even through hardships. They utilize the internet, and of course dancing, as a way to connect people.

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Rope Art

BY KINOKO HAJIME
@ VOL 115 ON JUN 25, 2014

(in Japanese)

僕は、ロープで『つながり』を表現しています。自然、心と心、地球、発想、母親、DNAの記憶、好きな物、仲間などとのつながり。今自分が存在できてるのもすべてつながりがあるから。それを感謝の気持ちを添えて運命の赤い糸ならぬ、赤い縄でつなげていきます。私、一鬼のこのWorks。

I use rope to express "connections." The connections with nature, the hearts of people, earth, mother, our memory in DNA, our favourite things, and friends. I am here because of these connections.

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SuperDeluxe for July 2014

BY RYU KONNO
@ VOL 115 ON JUN 25, 2014

Ryu Konno presents his monthly recap of past events and highlights some of the upcoming events at SuperDeluxe in Tokyo, the home of PechaKucha Tokyo nights. (in Japanese)

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La Carmina

BY LA CARMINA
@ VOL 115 ON JUN 25, 2014

La Carmina is a travel TV host and blog writer, who travels the world seeking out the off-beat subculture of each city she visits. However, Tokyo is her favorite city because she finds something for everyone- from monkey taverns to Victorian dollhouse cafes, come and check out what La Carmina has discovered within Tokyo!

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No Place Like Houses

BY TAKASHI YANAI
@ VOL 115 ON JUN 25, 2014

Takashi Yanai, an architect from Los Angeles, talks about what it is he enjoys so much about creating a home -- the collaboration between designers, the satisfaction of clients, and the journey from concept to realization. Take a look at the incredible dream-like California homes that Takashi and his team have turned into a reality. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 25, 2014.

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Light Affectations

BY JAMES CLAR
IN TOKYO

Media artist working with forms of light James Clar discusses his work. Much like the way television manipulates and controls light to convey the entertainment medium, James uses three-dimensional light sculpture to convey emotion. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 1, 2014.

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SuperDeluxe for June 2014

BY RYU KONNO
@ VOL 114 ON MAY 28, 2014

Ryu Konno highlights some of the recent and upcoming events at SuperDeluxe in Tokyo, the home of PechaKucha Tokyo nights. (in Japanese)

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Be Someone's Hero

BY STEPHIE KNOPEL
@ VOL 114 ON MAY 28, 2014

An expert in creative leadership, Stephie Knopel lends her expertise to invent a new way to say thank you. With her web app creation, Personal Heroes, users are able to thank strangers for random acts of kindness. The app also allows users to geotag their heroes, mapping our world in a different way- with an index of good, rather than bad.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 4, 2014.

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