PechaKucha Presentation

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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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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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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BY MAIR HYMAN
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 02, 2016

“The house is built around the concepts of water, air, wind and light.”

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Magic Words

BY HENGTEE LIM
@ VOL 137 ON JUN 29, 2016

"Words are really powerful, and if we’re going to use them to express the people we are and the feelings that we have, let’s make them count!"

In Magic Words from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 137, Hengtee Lim looks at how words inspire new ideas, create a shared experience, and foster understanding. Lim argues that there's a power in words and the way we use them to express ourselves and tell stories.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, July 22nd, 2016. 

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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."

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Indistinguishable from Magic

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Laughing with Magic

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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.