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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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At the Crossroads of Art and Science: Transport in 30 Years

BY VICTOR WEI
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 29, 2013

As Director of Transportation in Richmond, Victor Wei spends his professional life pondering the future of all movement within the city. He discusses the symbiotic relationship of art and engineering, and expounds upon his projections for Richmond's bright future.

 

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Birth of a Science Festival

BY KATE DICKERSON
@ VOL 12 ON APR 11, 2014

Kate Dickerson moved to Bangor in 2002, after she and her husband lived the nomadic life of the academic world. While John followed the trail of physics jobs, Kate worked in all sorts of areas in the environmental field, and they traversed the northern part of the US. They were thrilled to settled down in Maine with their two kids, and have always felt like it was home. In her presentation, Kate takes us down the road that led her to create the Maine Science Festival.

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Can Nature Be Cultured?

BY SHIHO FUKUHARA
@ コメ展 X PECHAKUCHA ON APR 19, 2014

Shiho Fukuhara speaks on her experiments growing organic material in laboratories, specifically on culturing plants. (in Japanese)

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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 & Science of Connection

BY ERYN-FAYE FRANS
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 25, 2015

Canada’s Passion Coach®, Eryn-Faye Frans, creates space for meaningful conversations about sexual intimacy through speaking, writing and personal coaching and feels that one of our biggest secrets is that we are lonely. Listen in to learn the simple steps to connect with your partner and others.