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To preserve the memories of cherished neighborhoods using modern technology.

To preserve the memories of cherished neighborhoods using modern technology.

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  • VendWorks Dora Chan & Sylvia Lai ARCH 531 Networked Cities, Winter 2012Wednesday, April 11, 2012
  • TokyoWednesday, April 11, 2012
  • “Shibuya (渋谷) is one of the twenty-three city wards of Tokyo, but often refers to just the popular Shibuya shopping and entertainment area found around Shibuya Station. In this regard, Shibuya is one of Tokyo’s most colorful and busy districts, packed with shopping, dining and nightclubs serving swarms of visitors that come to the district everyday. Shibuya in the morning I grew up in Shibuya. Back then, in the early 80’s, Shibuya was a hot area of Tokyo. Brands like Van Jacket, Domon, Jun, etc. and the “Shibuya Casual” or “shibukazi” scene were getting a lot of attention. Shibuya was full of bars, clubs, restaurants, clothing shops and places to just hang out on the street. As a teenager, I spent a lot of time “on the street” buying liquor from vending machines, chasing rats and going to game centers and clubs. Back then, it didn’t really matter if you were underaged and the discos were packed with Jr. High School aged kids. I went to my first nightclub in 9th grade. You could buy bottles of whiskey, Suntory White, in vending machines. During summers I hung out in the fashion buildings, sometimes helping in the shops and always going out with the designers, shop staff and hair dressers after work. The Japanese bubble was just getting going and everything felt like an endless drunken party and a explosion of consumer brands and excess. Later, after I first dropped out of college, I returned to Shibuya to run an after hours club at the end of Center Gai. Walking around Shibuya at 7AM this morning brought back memories of all-nighters and the craziness of my teenage years in Tokyo.Wednesday, April 11, 2012
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  • trinket noun ˈtriŋ-kət A small ornament or item of jewelry that is of little valueWednesday, April 11, 2012
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  • Each story related to the Scan the QR code to view the story neighborhood comes with a box with QR code embedded and trinketWednesday, April 11, 2012
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  • Consumer To discover stories and share their own. City To preserve the memories of cherished neighborhoods using modern technology.Wednesday, April 11, 2012
  • Thanks!Wednesday, April 11, 2012