I was waiting to make this post until after I was sure my panel had been approved but since it is taking so long I decided to throw it out there now. My panel is about Japanese Architecture, specifically focusing on traditional buildings (houses, shrines, temples) and the like. I will be explaining various aspects of Japanese architecture; a brief history, the use of natural materials like paper and wood, the special joinery used, the proportioning systems employed, room parts, uses & layouts. I will be using examples from anime and the real world to illustrate these points. My hope is that afterwards you guys and gals will have a better understanding of Japanese buildings and thus understand why certain things are the way they are in anime. I am also considering adding common localities used in anime for the same reason.
The presentation will be a slide show with images.
Please add anything else you want to learn about, especially if it will light up the little light bulb and go "Aha, now I know why they did that!" Below is my current outline. Also tell me if there is anything else you want explained.
Acen 2010 Japanese Architecture Panel Outline
-Purpose of panel to aid in better understanding locations in anime & interest in traditional Japanese architecture
-Listing of topics
Brief history of Japanese Architecture
-Role of master builder/craftsman
-Evolution of building form
-Use of native materials; wood, stone, clay, paper
-Specialized tools for working materials
---Multi use rooms
---Post and beam structure
Common Localities (optional)
-Modern Housing; single and multi
-Japanese City Planning
This post has been edited by catbert: 03 May 2010 - 11:27 PM