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PechaKucha Presentation

Chris Romero and Eri Takane are bringing the Internet Yamiichi from Japan here to Brooklyn! They take us on a historical journey of this internet black market, where you will find internet-based goods in real life! 

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Real Japanese Gardens

BY JENNY FEUERPEIL
@ VOL 97 ON NOV 28, 2012

We love Japanese gardens, and we want the world to know more about Japanese gardens. Japanese gardens can teach the attentive observer a great deal about Japan and Japanese design, from design concepts and careful material selection to Japanese history, culture and religion. Learn more on Jenny's site.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 31, 2013.

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Filling Empty Shops in Bedford

BY ERICA ROFFE
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 07, 2013

Erica Roffe and a friend she met on Facebook wanted to find a way to fill some of the depressingly empty shops in Bedford. They held an Arts and Culture festival in 7 empty shops. From there things fell into place like dominoes and new businesses were soon setting up shop.

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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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Mona Lisa 2.0

BY STEFAN VAN RIJN
@ VOL 10 ON APR 22, 2014

Mona Lisa 2.0 is an online project providing insight into the wide range of digital reproductions of the 'Mona Lisa' on the internet. Exploration based on  composition and themes (such as color, shape, context and perception) unveals an exciting visual discovery. Ironically new critical pieces of art resurrect from the ashes of the broken reproduced Mona Lisa. This discovery is a critical statement about the malleability, manipulation and sometimes crudity of the Internet.

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Life Needs Internet

BY JEROEN VAN LOON
@ VOL 10 ON APR 22, 2014

Life Needs Internet aims to document how we currently feel about the Internet. This differs per culture, generation, country or even city; there is no global digital culture. While in 2013 39% of the world’s population had access to the Internet, writing a letter is still a technology that is roughly available to anyone. It’s a simple, low-cost and low-tech way to document thoughts and feelings. The global influence of the Internet is preserved through a traditional medium; each handwritten letter is a unique cultural artefact. Together these letters create an archaeological insight into digital culture.

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Japanese Cinema through the Eyes of Europe

BY HIROMI AIHARA
@ JAPANESE ART OR ART IN JAPAN? ON FEB 19, 2015

Hiromi Aihara and Yuri Kubota talk about how Japanese movies are appreciated in Europe. They also speak about the many European movie Awards given to the films in Japan. Yuri Kubota then explores the development of future Japanese animated films.

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Digital Art

BY YUKIKO SHIKOTO
@ JAPANESE ART OR ART IN JAPAN? ON FEB 19, 2015

Yukiko Shikoto explores the world between art and digital technology. She talks about Japanese artists that use technology to create wonderful and beautiful digital art.

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The Internet is Having a Good Laugh

BY DALE WEISS
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 23, 2015

Dale Weiss has strong evidence the internet has become self-aware. Mark Zuckerberg is no longer in control of your Facebook news feed. However, contrary to popular science fiction predictions, the internet just wants to have a good laugh with us humans.

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Virtual Artifacts/Internet Art Culture

BY STEPHANIE WU
@ VOL 12 ON SEP 30, 2016

Stephanie Wu is a new media artist examining the role of escapism in today’s society and creates imaginary spaces using digital animations and installations. Digital arts have shifted our ideals of what art looks like and how it should be experienced. Her talk questions if the Internet can be an art medium.