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Yoko Shimizu

Contemporary artist and biochemistry researcher in Tokyo

When Art and Science Collide

PRESENTED ON JAN 27, 2016
IN TOKYO @ VOL 132

“I wanted to learn the beautiful mechanism of the universe, nature, and life. So i studied biology and chemistry in my university. And that’s when i thought ‘how cool would it be to integrate all of this into art?’”

In When Art and Science Collide from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 132,  contemporary artist and science researcher Yoko Shimizu details her work. One may think that art and Science are total opposites but not Yoko. She finds that the beauty of the scientific principles that surround us to be timeless, limitless, and inspirational. Yoko –who has won many awards her scientific artworks– creates installations that integrate both art and science.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, February 6th, 2016. 

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Plants to Art

BY SOPHIA EPHÍMERA
@ VOL 1 ON JUL 20, 2012

Sophia Efímera uses her presentation to share her work, which uses the endemic species/plants found in the Mexican state of Baja California as material for her art. (in Spanish)

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The World's Best City When It's Smoggy

BY JESPER LARSSON
@ VOL 21 ON APR 11, 2013

Jesper Larsson applies his previous ideas for turning Gothenburg into the best city on Earth when it rains to Shanghai, asking how to turn the city’s smog problem into a benefit. He looks at using lasers and UV lights to put a unique spin on everything from tai chi to punk rock, and suggests that using plants and urban gardening could turn parts of the city into clean air havens.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 25, 2013.

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Art and Science Behind Great Aquatic Design

BY EDWARD SEIDEL
@ VOL 19 ON NOV 15, 2013

Edward Seidel, designer and builder of aquatic systems and exhibits for Tenji, Inc., describes the innovative possibilities of aquarium design. He discusses his past projects, like aquariums built over bars, to show how a fusion of science and art can create new possibilities for presenting aquatic life. 

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Create Like an Artist, Improve Like An Engineer

BY SAMANTHA CHAN
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 26, 2014

Some of the greatest innovations happens when artists and engineers collide, and that's when life creates exciting opportunities. Samantha Chan discusses the topics of art and science, and that both are just as equally important to help create, and bring the world together. 

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The Art & Science of Mixology

BY JASPER ADAMS
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 31, 2015

"Making cocktails and tending bar is a process that evolves from science into art. Doing the science beforehand enables the art during service." 

From The Art & Science of Mixology from PechaKucha Asheville Vol. 8, Jasper Adams, beverage manager at Table restaurant and The Imperial Life bar in Asheville and co-founder of Ninebar Creative, provides a behind-the-scenes look at the science and the work behind the beauty of cocktails and the craft of tending bar.

Jasper is also an organizer for PechaKucha Night Asheville and gave this presentation at vol. 8: "The Art of Science."

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The Art and Science of Craft Confectionery

BY PAT SANTUCCI
@ VOL 30 ON FEB 23, 2017

"This is really where it started for me, in the land of pure imagination."

Creativity can be found everywhere! Even in candy! In "The Art and Science of Craft Confectionery" for PechaKucha Night Dayton Vol. 30, Pat Santucci dives into the little known art and science of craft Confectionery showing us that beautifully-crafted candies are possible even from a home kitchen. From hard candy to buttered fudge, Pat gets us right in our sweet tooth. 

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Light-Science & Art

BY BRIENNE WILLCOCK
@ VOL 31 ON MAR 22, 2017

Brienne Willcock is a lighting designer and LED nerd. She joins us once again to talk about the art and science behind lighting design.

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Art and the Science of Visual Perception

BY BARBARA NASTO
@ VOL 9 ON APR 25, 2017

In this presentation, Barbara Nasto will prove people are interested in science by using perception games to teach about neural networks. 

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The Role of Art in Science and Innovation

BY SHARON JAN
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 15, 2017

Sharon Jan is a second year design student based in Cairns with a passion for photography and adventure. In this presentation, Sharon shares the the role of art in science and innovation.