Cloudy today, but so happy that my day started at 0830:

昨日仕事の後に江ノ島の花火大会を見に行きました。
今回日本に来て初めての花火になります。
ここらで二尺玉が見れる数少ない花火大会らしいです。
花火が咲く瞬間と音の時差からして音速×1.5秒(約1キロ)のところから見ました。
ほんの45分の間にあれだけの花火。
ほんの45分の間にあれだけの血と汗と涙が燃え上がって灰となった。
ほんの45分でどれだけの費用が飛んでいったのか・・・
そういう思いもあるから美しい花火でもある。
個人的には音で打たれるような思いをして見る大玉としだれ柳のような花火が好きです。

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Even though I was running on 3 hours of sleep from a meeting earlier that morning (0400 Japan time meeting) for the duration of the fireworks I was wide awake.
I attempted to take a few picture during the first barrage but quickly decided it was much more pleasant to watch with my eyes than through the eyes of a camera.
Of course, after watching the fireworks and arriving at a friend’s to cook and eat I promptly died on the floor for about two hours until dinner was ready.
I woke at 0830 today, so I got aound 9 hours of sleep?
I think I should just sleep earlier on weekdays.

Anyway, today will be writing a first draft proposal for the self folding origami project.
The objective is apparently to realize either a product which is potentially marketable or will inspire others (artists, scientists, architects, and engineers all) to take a look at this interesting concept of combining paper and electronics.

例えばこんなの:
Kate Stone: DJ decks made of… paper
これ以外にもいろいろありますが電子回路を上に組み込む系ではこんなのです。
それ以外にこういうのを使って紙を動かすこともできると思います:
https://www.inventables.com/technologies/shape-memory-polymer–2
そうしてこれを自動組み立てできるようにこういうプロセスを使う:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9WnvixaZRQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player

There are also collections of projects similar to what we’re trying to do:
http://hlt.media.mit.edu

So if you had some smart paper embedded with electronics that could fold into whatever you wanted, what would you ask the paper to become?