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Lasse Laursen

Designer / Engineer / DJ in Tokyo

Modern Touch DJing

PRESENTED ON MAR 27, 2013
IN TOKYO @ VOL 101

The availability of touch interfaces for DJing has exponentially increased along with the obiquitous influence of smartphones and tablets. But many of these "modern" interfaces stick to applying dated interaction patterns that are unfitting for this new type of interface. In this presentation, Lasse Laursen talks about where he believes the strength of mixing using touch interfaces lie, along with a sneak peak at his own work-in-progress interface.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 4, 2013.

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BY TIM HOOVER
@ VOL 9 ON FEB 23, 2012

Tim is a DJ, producer, promoter, and entertainer whose work has both a sense of humor and wonder. Hear him rap through most of his presentation, as he shares his love of music and hip-hop -- something he can't help but want to spread to others. 

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VJ DJ Communication

BY LASSE LAURSEN
@ VOL 105 ON JUL 31, 2013

In this presentation, Lasse Laursen talks about his ideas and perspectives on how to improve the communication between DJ's and VJ's during live performances. This is the second presentation in a series involving a new touch-based audio mixing interface that he is currently designing at the University of Tokyo, with the goal of allowing for more creativity in a live setting. The system is designed to facilitate more communication between DJ's and VJ's, to promote a better party experience.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 2, 2013.

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The Future of Music is Wearable

BY GEE DAIGO KAWAI
@ VOL 108 ON NOV 06, 2013

Gee Daigo Kawai is working with wearable technology firm MACHINA to bring the future of DJing to fruition. He discusses the futuristic sensors, fabrics, and gestures that make up the jacket that will allow music-makers the ability to control flow, beats, and switch tracks at will. 

"Presentation of the Day" on November 29, 2013.

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The Power of Touch

BY TOUCHY HUMANCAMERA
@ VOL 113 ON APR 30, 2014

Touchy HumanCamera speaks about his experience as Touchy Human camera. He says he has been able to visit many countries and communicate with thousands of people through this. He gives an idea how we should try to divide our time between online and offline life in order to remain happy and satisfied. 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 6, 2014.

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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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"Please Touch" Connected Art

BY LE PENHER SOPHIE ET GUILLAUME
@ VOL 10 ON JUL 01, 2015

"To us there seemed to be an obvious link between the transparent surfaces of interactive technology, omnipresent in our lives, and the tactile nature of our glass wood art pieces.

Just as interactive technology requires the human touch to activate, what if our sculpture responded to the human touch?  Could we fuse these two notions--a traditional art form and interactive technology--while maintaining aesthetic integrity and technical functionality? Our idea for a tactile and interactive installation was born." Sophie et Guillaume Le Penher

 

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The Dilemma of a Modern Violinist

BY ARIEL CLAYTON KARAS
@ VOL 27 ON FEB 18, 2016

In "The Dilemma of a Modern Violinist," professional violinist Ariel Clayton Karas chronicles humorous aspects of her musical journey and addresses the challenges classical musicians face with a genre long-considered to be "high art." Her presentation unfolds simply through all-text slides paired with a rotating soundtrack of music clips. Through "The Dilemma of the Modern Violinist," Ariel hopes new listeners will be inspired, and that "the keepers of this beautiful, unique genre of music never lose sight of its power to connect, not separate."

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Touch & GO

BY ANDREA OLENICZAK
@ VOL 9 ON MAY 19, 2017

Andrea Oleniczak talks about her role as the Fab Lab Manager in this PK titled Touch & GO.

Born & raised in Grand Rapids, MI, Andrea has a BFA in Glass from College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI. She is currently the Fab Lab Manager @ the LMC Fab Lab. She’s previously held all sorts of positions including Production Glassblower, Studio Technician, Design Consultant, Facilities Coordinator, Product Designer and Teacher. Her addictions? Coffee and podcasts. Her daydreams? To see local manufacturing that incorporates historical craft and reintroduces apprenticeship models.

 

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A Film-Poem: Post Modern Love Story

BY KATIE GREENBROWN
@ VOL 13 ON JUL 18, 2017

She sees wild flowers growing between cracked paving stones. He hears music in the endless hum of alarms, pylons and traffic. They’ve never met, though they live only three streets away. Follow their journey through time, possibility and all the octaves of the human heart. Katie Greenbrown takes us on a journey of post modern love.

Words by Katie Greenbrown, Music by James Rotchell, Art by Peter Roman.