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Dome architecture workshop @ ITC

SocialCompass receives a grant from the Toyota Foundation and is proceeding with a project mapping project in Myanmar, Cambodia. Following that, on September 7th (Friday) – 8th (Saturday) at the Cambodia Institute of Technology (ITC), we conducted a dome production workshop under the guidance of a polar architect Mr. YUSUKE MURAKAMI. Twenty-five students from the Department of Architecture participated in the workshop. Illustration of a planet or alien which drawn by a child or student of Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos at the all-around projector specially created by a media artist, Mr. HIKARU HONGU who also went to the completed dome with EcoCityProject And animation were projected. This time, we will invite…

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Three countries animation workshops

SocialCompass did animation workshops caravan at August. We visited around to Cambodia, Myanmar, and Laos. Compared with Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, etc., these three countries are still in a backward country. There is no animation school. Although it is not yet a country with abundant opportunities for digital education, however, it is not dyed in Japanese content, and motivation of participants is high. Everyone’s fun to challenge new things. Each workshop held this time separately. In Phnom Penh, Cambodia, DigiCon6 Asia co-hosted by TBS and TVK (Cambodia National Broadcasting) in Cambodia Information Ministry. In Yangon, Myanmar, we had workshops at Net Zero Village Art School and Japan Culture House, support by…

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SDGs characters

SocialCompass made 17 SDGs characters. SDGs stands for “Sustainable Development Goals” that the United Nations can advance. It is the goal set by the 193 member countries to achieve in 15 years from 2016 to 2030. Until now, SocialCompass has been making Watty’s animation to solve various social problems in Cambodia. It is overlapped with the concept of SDGs. In that case, I tried to characterize all of SDGs 17 goals, including the meaning to jump out of Cambodia. Although I am still only illustrations now, I want to move each character from now on. SDGs are not only developing countries, but developed nations themselves are tackling global borders on…

Animation

Watty and public bus of PhnomPenh

SocialCompass created two animations that guide the way of riding a public bus such as Cambodia and Phnom Penh with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The first one is “Let’s ride on a City Bus in Phnom Penh! / Wattie and get on the bus!” Watty is an animation to explain the introduction and how to get on the bus. The second one is “Let’s ride on a City Bus in Phnom Penh Q & A! / Let’s take a quiz wattie and the city bus!” Wattie and Indie will be asking quizzes related to the city bus. And it seems that this animation will also be shown on…

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We held the animation workshop at day care center for seniors!

We have been doing animation workshops, which were mainly held for children and students in Southeast Asia. However we tried it for the users of day care center for seniors in Japan first in this time. At the beginning, those who said that “I can not paint a picture” were finally painted a lot. The workshop gave us a lot of learning. We will introduce the video of the workshop soon. Please have a look at it! We sincerely appreciate the cooperation of Tsukui day care center for seniors.