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"'Robo-Origami' is a giant robotic origami installation created with robust robotic technology installed within giant origami sculpture."

In Giant Origami from PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol. 21, the Japanese artist Coco Sato, now based in Brighton England, shares her inspirational story of travels, learning new skills and giant interactive origami!  

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 24th, 2017. 

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Japanese Modern Art

BY KENICHI ASANO
@ VOL 92 ON MAY 30, 2012

Kenichi Asano is a sculptor, but not in the traditional sense, even though his very modern-looking works are all produced using traditional Japanese construction techniques. The presentation is in Japanese, but the visuals really do all the talking. (in Japanese)

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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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Design for Social Innovation

BY SAKI IKEDA
@ VOL 97 ON NOV 28, 2012

This presentation reveals what art students and design can do for Tohoku reconstruction. The project lasted 8 months, and had the goal of bringing more people to the Tohoku area, and to also motivate local residents through art. (in Japanese)

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Origami Math Genius (OMG)

BY BIJIAN FAN
@ VOL 10 ON JAN 30, 2014

Following a scientific career, BiJian Fan moved on to visual art. He integrated science and art in his creative practice. He developed OMG as a curriculum for integrating art and science in education. 

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From Origami to Folded-Plate Architecture

BY LANE ALLEN
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2015

Architect Lane Allen has a life-long passion for art, origami, geometry, and structure. He explores the relationships—both real and imagined—among the geometries of origami, the geometries of structure, and works of architecture, both modern and historic.

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Mom’s Japanese Monsters

BY PAMELA WESSON
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 07, 2016

In the 50s and 60s Pamela Wesson and her family lived in Japan. Her mother fell for antique woodblock prints of ghosts, demons and monsters, which Pamela presenter here tonight. Some of these creatures from centuries ago can be recognised today in Studio Ghibli and other animated films.

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The Magic of Origami

BY HINATA NAKAMURA
@ VOL 154 ON JAN 31, 2018

折紙好きな小学6年生の登場!折紙はハサミで切ったりしなくても、1枚で複雑な形を折ることができます。その不思議な魅力と、折紙を通じて体験したことを中村 日向さんに教えてもらいます。

The magic in ‘Origami’, the Japanese art of paper folding is that in the absence of scissors and cutting, complicated shapes can be created using a single piece of paper. This Wednesday, PechaKucha Tokyo will be building upon that magic through the perspective of origami child prodigy, Nakamura Hinata!

 

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My Origami journey

BY TUAN NGUYEN TU
@ VOL 10 ON DEC 11, 2016

What do you think about Origami without folding? Let’s come meet Tuan Nguyen Tu and check it out at PKN HCMC vol.10! After years of practicing this simple yet sophisticated art, Tuan has come up with his own style of Origami.

Tuan got acquainted with origami from the age of 6. His father taught him to make paper toys and years after years, his love for origami grows. He finds joys on the journey to achieve simplicity. Talking about his passion, Tuan says that Origami helps encouraging his imagination.

And you can follow him on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/tuannguyentu/

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Did you say wabisabi???

BY GREGORY BOZZETTI
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 31, 2018

Gregory Bozzetti presents about a tale blending the roots of Japanese tea ceremony and modern luthiery.