Tag: japan

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hikarinoyakata.com
光の館 (House of Light)
光の館公式ホームページ。アーティストのジェームズ・タレルが、谷崎潤一郎の「陰影礼賛」にインスピレーションを得て、大地の芸術祭 越後妻有アート・トリエンナーレ2000において発表した作品。宿泊施設として公開中。ご予約はこのサイトで承っております。
 · james-turrell · japan

www.thisiscolossal.com > Grace Ebert
Massive Human Faces Loom Over Japanese Cities in Uncanny Balloon Works by Mé
27 jul. 2021 - An unlikely sight was spotted hovering over Tokyo earlier this month in a disorienting installation by the Japanese collective [目 (Mé)](https://mouthplustwo.me/index.html). Titled “[Masayume](https://masayume.mouthplustwo.me/en/)” or “dream come true,” the eerie artwork featured a giant human face printed on a hot air balloon, which launched above the city on July 16 as part of the Tokyo Tokyo Festival, an event organized to coincide with the start of the Olympics.
 · art · hot-air-balloons · japan

www.thisiscolossal.com > Grace Ebert
Learn the Shadow Puppetry of Japan’s Edo Period with Hiroshige’s Delightful Woodblock Prints
2 jun. 2021 - Master the playful art of shadow puppetry with a little help from Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858). The prolific ukiyo-e artist, who is best known for his poetic woodblock prints of the Tōkaidō and views of Edo, also created an instructive series of omocha-e, or toy pictures intended for kids, that demonstrates how to twist your hands into a snail or rabbit or grasp a mat to mimic a bird perched on a branch. Appearing behind a translucent shoji screen, the clever figures range in difficulty from simple animals to sparring warriors and are complete with prop suggestions, written instructions for making the creatures move— “open your fingers within your sleeve to move the owl’s wings” or “draw up your knee for the fox’s back”—and guides for full-body contortions.
 · art · japan · woodblock-prints

www.eff.org > Bennett Cyphers, Hinako Sugiyama and Katitza Rodriguez
Japan’s Rikunabi Scandal Shows The Dangers of Privacy Law Loopholes
12 may. 2021 - Technology users around the world are increasingly concerned, and rightly so, about protecting their data. But many are unaware of exactly how their data is being collected and would be shocked to learn of the scope and implications of mass consumer data collection by technology companies. For example, many vendors use tracking technologies including cookies—a small piece of text that is stored in your browser that lets websites recognize your browser, see your browsing activity or IP address but not your name or address—to build expansive profiles about user behavior over time and across apps and sites. Such data can be used to infer, predict, or evaluate information about a user or group. User profiles may or may not be accurate, fair, or discriminatory, but can still be used to inform life-altering decisions about them.
 · consent · cookies · data-protection · eu · gdpr · japan · machine-learning · recruitment · tracking

decorrespondent.nl > Dimitri Tokmetzis, Laís Martins and Morgan Meaker
Task failed succesfully. Hoe corona-apps toch nog nuttig bleken te zijn
12 apr. 2021 - De theorie was simpel: corona-apps waarschuwen gebruikers als ze met besmette personen in contact zijn gekomen. In de praktijk stonden ruziënde techneuten, wantrouwende cryptografen, boze overheden, natuurkundige wetten en onverschillige burgers in de weg. 
 · apple · china · contact-tracing · covid-19 · covid-19-apps · cryptography · false-positives · google · japan · netherlands · privacy · singapore · solutionism

www.thisiscolossal.com > Grace Ebert
A Dazzling Series of Photos Captures the Soft Glow of Firefly Mating Season in Japan
2 mar. 2021 - An enchanting series by Russian photographer Daniel Kordan (previously) frames a sea of flickering fireflies as they populate a dense bamboo forest. Captured in pockets and trails of light, the insects radiate across the thick vegetation on Japan’s Kyushu Island, which Kordan visited back in 2019 during their mating season.
 · fireflies · japan · photography

www.thisiscolossal.com > Grace Ebert
Dive Into the Incredibly Satisfying Art of Japanese Wood Joinery
14 dec. 2020 - Since the 12th Century, Japanese artisans have been employing a construction technique that uses just one simple material: wood. Rather than utilize glue, nails, and other fasteners, the traditional art of Japanese wood joinery notches slabs of timber so that the grooves lock together and form a sturdy structure. Yamanashi-based carpenter Dylan Iwakuni demonstrates this process in the endlessly satisfying video above, which depicts multiple styles of the angular joints and how they’re slotted together with the tap of a mallet.
 · craft · japan · wood-working

thecorrespondent.com > Laís Martins, Morgan Meaker, Oarabile Mudongo and Yohtaro Hamada
From Japan to Brazil and South Africa: how countries’ ‘data cultures’ shape their response to coronavirus
12 aug. 2020 - As part of The Correspondent’s Track(ed) Together project, writers from around the world tell us how their countries’ ‘data culture’ affects the local response to surveillance initiatives designed to curb the spread of Covid-19.
 · brasil · covid-19 · covid-19-apps · inequality · japan · privacy · second-world-war · south-africa · surveillance