UNESCO designated Indonesian Batik as a "Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity" on October 2, 2009. What distinguishes it from other manual wax-resist dyeing technique is that traditional Indonesian Batik uses "canting," a bamboo pen with copper wax container, as a tool to draw a pattern with melted wax on a piece of cloth. Another technique used is "cap," which is to create a shape of melted wax with a copper stamp. The waxing and dyeing is then repeated to get the desired colored patterns. (in English)
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BY ANTO MOTULZ
@ VOL 9
ON JUL 07, 2011
Anto Motulz is an Indonesian comic book artist, and in this presentation he tells us about the medium he had decided to express himself in. As a comic artist, he does not limit himself by drawing with one tool, and instead he will move from ballpoint to pencil to color pencil to brush, even using sticky notes as a medium. He also shares stories how he himself as an artist is adapting to technology development, from using Wacom and the iPad in creating his works. (in Indonesian)
Indonesian Youth Conference
BY ALANDA KARIZA
@ VOL 7
ON NOV 03, 2010
Indonesian Youth Conference (IYC) is an activity planned and organized by youth, and aimed at gathering Indonesia youth to share problems and ideas, enhance their awareness of current issues, and convince the public that youth voices must be heard and taken seriously. IYC consists of two activities that are intertwined with each other: 1. A forum that invites 33 young people aged 15 to 21 years from all over Indonesia to represent their respective provinces at this event. They are expected to be actively involved in communities and networks, respectively, are determined to make a change towards a better Indonesia, and want to start a movement or project in their community. 2. A festival, made up of organized seminars and workshops that can be visited by anyone by buying tickets. Seminar sessions and workshops at the festival are more general, covering a wide range of issues. It invites experts, professionals, government officials, and youth achievement to talk about law and governance, politics, culture, creative industries, information technology, environment, education, health, activism, social entrepreneurship, as well as journalism and media. (In Indonesian)
Materials, Tradition, and Craft
BY YUKI TANAKA
ON SEP 23, 2013
Yuki Tanaka's idea for a bottle holder is rejected due to it being too costly both time-wise and money-wise. She redesigns her holder to a less costly design that is remarkably elegant. She also shows us some of the other unique projects she has undertaken, including a spherical fruit basket and an expensive clock. (in Japanese with English subtitles)
"Presentation of the Day" on November 6, 2013.
BY MARK DYTHAM
@ VOL 109
ON DEC 04, 2013
PechaKucha co-founder Mark Dytham offers some insight into one of the most recognizable holiday season traditions: the Christmas tree. He speaks on the history of this perennial tradition, and shows off some of the world's most unique Christmas tree creations.
"Presentation of the Day" on December 24, 2013.
Wining, Dining, Restaurateuring in Tokyo
BY AYANO IKAI
@ VOL 111
ON FEB 20, 2014
Ayano Ikai promotes her restaurants -- Les Rendes-vous de Tokyo and Plate Tokyo -- and explains the work that went into creating it's casual yet tasteful atmosphere. She mentions the challenges and delights that came with forming her own business, and the joy that comes from following her passions.
Tales of Recipes
BY AOMI MIYAMOTO
@ VOL 112
ON MAR 26, 2014
Artist Aomi Miyamoto speaks on her illustrative project whereby she shows off ingredients and recipes hailing from the Edo era. She takes us through the process of cooking these traditional meals, and talks about the lessons she learned along the way.
BY SHINOBU MACHIDA
@ VOL 112
ON MAR 26, 2014
Renowned collector Shinobu Machida returns to speak on the topic of lucky cats, large-balled tanuki often found in front of izakaya-style Japanese bars, big-headed "fukusuke" statues, as well as numerous well-endowed figures and phallic statues.