Bucket Drummer Masa, 28, doesn’t consider himself a maker musician. Playing his homemade, hand-tuned bucket drums and PVC pipe didgeridoo, however, are his DIY claim to fame.
Published 8 November 2016 by Cherise Fong
The aircraft imagined by anime master Hayao Miyazaki in “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind” has become a reality, thanks to Japanese media artist Kazuhiko Hachiya.
Published 1 November 2016 by Cherise Fong
Every year in Cambodia, the Mekong River floods hundreds of hectares around Lake Tonlé Sap. A project by architect Jonathan Chhen allies ecotourism, ecodesign and social good.
Published 30 August 2016 by Cherise Fong
A first in China: FAB12, the international fablab conference, took place on August 8-14 in Shenzhen, the city that produces 80% of the world’s electronics. Report.
Published 1 August 2016 by Cherise Fong
Laser-cut seaweed, drugged flies as miniature models of patients suffering from Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease… D-lab innovates in both education and design.
Published 21 July 2016 by Cherise Fong
Reborn Kyoto breathes new life into old kimonos. The nonprofit organization trains marginalized women in Cambodia, Vietnam or Rwanda, while transforming quality silk into ready-to-wear fashion.
Published 12 July 2016 by Cherise Fong
The house built by makers Rob Oudendijk and Yuka Hayashi has no foundation, its walls are made of extruded polystyrene foam and mortar. Visit of this DIY domicile.
Published 27 June 2016 by Cherise Fong
We ventured into Yamamoto Lab at Nagasaki University, pioneer of the biomimetic fish robots. Professor Ikuo Yamamoto’s marine-inspired mechatronics have won awards. And set records.
Published 21 June 2016 by Cherise Fong
Gunkanjima, concrete island made famous by UNESCO and James Bond, can be explored virtually. We went inside to see how digital technology is reviving the ghosts of coal mining’s past.
Published 14 June 2016 by Cherise Fong
In Nagasaki, robots are much more than stand-ins for the future. At the Henn na Hotel, even the concierge and bellhop are robots.
Published 6 June 2016 by Cherise Fong
Two French artists in residence at Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto frame their encounter with Japan through paper windows that come to life on the small screen.
Published 3 May 2016 by Cherise Fong
In the design mecca of Shibuya in Tokyo, the MTRL coworking space is hosting the first Biohack Academy in Japan. Makery met the budding scientists of this DIY biology program.
Published 12 April 2016 by Cherise Fong
To finally know what your dog is really feeling, Inupathy offers you a collar that measures the canine's heart rate and displays its mood in a spectrum of colors.
Published 5 April 2016 by Cherise Fong
By the end of 2017, robots made by makers will be exploring the Moon, the culmination of the Google Lunar Xprize. Japanese team Hakuto is busy working on its final prototype.
Published 4 April 2016 by Cherise Fong
Will makers do their shopping in dedicated shops instead of paying their dues to a fablab? As Techshop Tokyo officially opens its doors this month, Makery went to browse the new maker megastore.
Published 16 March 2016 by Cherise Fong
Japanese media artist Nobumichi Asai from WOW studio awes and teases our senses with his face-mapped projections and holograms. Techno-mystical interview.
Published 14 March 2016 by Cherise Fong
What’s new after death? Two prototypes have been developing over the last few years to pave the way toward a 100% green burial.
Published 1 March 2016 by Cherise Fong
Five years after the catastrophic explosion of Fukushima, Safecast, the grassroots collective behind the bGeigie DIY Geiger counter, is prototyping new devices to measure air quality.
Published 16 February 2016 by Cherise Fong
Every Monday morning, one hour's train ride south of Tokyo, Fablab Kamakura opens its doors to the public. Report.
Published 5 February 2016
Mangaka artist Megumi Igarashi who distributed 3D scans of her own genitals is on trial in Tokyo under charges of obscenity.