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Geraldine Lau

Graphic Designer / Artist, Self-employed in Tokyo

Information Retrieval

PRESENTED ON NOV 28, 2012
IN TOKYO @ VOL 97

"Information Retrieval" is the title of a continuous series of works by Geraldine Lau. The art is inspired by maps, plans, and elevations, both contemporary and antique. We also find out how she processes imagery and data to create a new works, be it a drawing, an infographic chart, or an art spoof collage.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 8, 2013.

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Tokyo Photo Walk

BY LEE CHAPMAN
@ VOL 89 ON FEB 23, 2012

Lee Chapman walks around Tokyo with a camera, and this is what he sees. Part of the Global Cities Week. This presentation is in English.
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FUN Gallery - Art from the Streets

BY BILL STELLING
@ VOL 97 ON NOV 28, 2012

A presentation by Bill Stelling of slides documenting the history of the legendary 1980s New York graffiti gallery. (in English)

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EU-Japan Fest Japan

BY TAKAKO SAEKI
@ VOL 98 ON DEC 19, 2012

Saeki Takako represents the EU-Japan Fest Japan Committee, and in her presentation she talks about the organization's cultural activities and programs in Europe, as well as the current 20th anniversary celebrations. (in English)

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15 Years in Asia

BY JEAN SNOW
@ VOL 98 ON DEC 19, 2012

Jean Snow is an Acadian (a French Canadian from the maritimes), and he has been in Asia for 15 years, in Japan for 14 years, and a blogger for 10 years. In this presentation, he shares what he's been up to all this time, leading to his current association with the PechaKucha organization (as its Executive Director). (in English)

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Memoirs of a PechaKucha

BY ERIC LUONG
@ VOL 100 ON FEB 20, 2013

Members of the PechaKucha Kyoto team (Eric Luong, Tomoko Ishii, and Ash Ryan) tell stories about how the Kyoto series started, and share memories of past presentations.

 
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SuperDeluxe, Home of PKN

BY MIKE KUBECK
@ VOL 100 ON FEB 20, 2013

SuperDeluxe in Tokyo is where the first PechaKucha Night was held back in February of 2003, and it remains its home. Each month, the Tokyo series includes a presentation that looks at the latest and upcoming happenings at the space, but for this special 100th edition, manager Mike Kubeck takes a look back at some of his highlights.

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Dragon Hunting

BY SACHA CHUA
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 19, 2013

For the last few years Sacha Chua has been fascinated with jungles of information and how we hack our way through them.

In her presentation, Sacha shares with us how she has been able to open up, organize, and paddle down these streams of information to find the unknowns or  "dragons" in each of them.

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Totsuka's Terrific Tour of Tokyo

BY RYOKO TOTSUKA
@ VOL 105 ON JUL 31, 2013

Illustrator Ryoko Totsuka presents her illustration work while giving us a unique and cute tour of Tokyo. (Presented in English and Japanese)

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Safecast: Real-time Hyper-local Information

BY PIETER FRANKEN
IN TOKYO

"It's a little bit like Google Street View, it's the same idea ...with radiation."


From PKN Tokyo’s recent "Powered by PechaKucha: Tohoku 2020: Building a sustainable Post-3/11 Future" Pieter Franken Presents Safecast: Real-time Hyper-local Information. In our technologically saturated age, it is hypothetically easy to share data instantaneously with others. After the Tohoku Earthquake, Pieter and what would eventually become the Safecast Team realized that information about the radiation levels couldn’t be spread as it didin’t exist. After connecting to minds, companies, and volunteers – both in Japan and abroad– an open-source system was developed that could quickly collect, record, and share radiation level information.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, March 11, 2016.