Technology, at its core, is a tool to make our daily lives easier. It can spread information, entertain us, and help us communicate with one another. Nate Damen explores how technology can remind us we are all humans with the desire for loving social interaction, as well as bridge the online and physical world through a project called Atltvhead- a wearable communication device constructed out of a 1960's era television.
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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.
The Information of Space
BY MILES THOROGOOD
@ VOL 3
ON SEP 28, 2013
Miles Thorogood explores how space provides information and can be interpreted by artists in different ways. This concept is the basis behind Audio Metaphor, a company which transforms text into soundscape composition. Miles describes some projects that have been done to create AI systems which mimic animal behaviour.
"Presentation of the Day" on December 23, 2014.
Safecast: Real-time Hyper-local Information
BY PIETER FRANKEN
"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.
How Art can Help us Communicate and Reconnect with People
BY JEREMY KOCH
@ VOL 2
ON OCT 26, 2017
Jeremy Koch elaborates on how we, as a society, need to re-learn the art of communication in a world saturated with technology.
Not-So-Smart Phones: Information Loss in the Mobile Era
BY KATHLEEN SEARLES
@ VOL 9
ON JUL 27, 2018
According to author, researcher, and professor of Mass Communications and Political Science, Kathleen Searles - if you’re reading this on your phone, it’s already too late.
RTFM and Other Knowledge Sharing Technologies
BY ADAM STEINERT
@ VOL 27
ON AUG 22, 2018
Sharing information can be a challenge. Making the best knowledge available to the right people in your organization takes time and effort. The pace of change, the time it takes to write and maintain good documentation and our busy schedules all present roadblocks to effectively produce and disseminate information. How can we employ new tools to keep up in an age where information and data flow and change faster every day.