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TED2008

Bruno Bowden + Rufus Cappadocia: Blindfold origami and cello

ブルノ・ボウダンが折り紙細工をし、ルフス・カパドキアがチェロを弾く

February 2, 2008

ロバート・ラングのTED2008のは発表の後、ステージ上のブルノ・ボウダンは挑戦します。2分以内にロバート・ラングのとても難しいモデルを一つ折るのです。ルフス・カパドキアがチェロで伴奏します。

Rufus Cappadocia - Cellist
Globe-trotting, genre-hopping cellist Rufus Cappadocia plays the music of our sphere. Full bio

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Double-click the English subtitles below to play the video.
Hello everyone.
みなさん、こんにちは
00:12
And so the two of us are here to give you an example of creation.
今日は私たち二人がある創造の一例をご覧に入れたいと思います
00:13
And I'm going to be folding one of Robert Lang's models.
私のほうはロバート・ラングのモデルを一つ折ってみますね
00:17
And this is the piece of paper it will be made from,
これが元になる紙です
00:21
and you can see all of the folds that are needed for it.
どうやって折ればいいか全部わかるでしょう
00:24
And Rufus is going to be doing some improvisation
そしてルフスはいつものように
00:27
on his custom, five-string electric cello,
五弦の電気チェロで即興曲を作ってくれます
00:32
and it's very exciting to listen to him.
彼の音楽を聴くのはとても楽しいですよ
00:35
Are you ready to go? OK.
用意はいいですか?
00:40
Just to make it a little bit more exciting.
もうちょっと楽しくしましょう
00:43
All right. Take it away, Rufus.
いいですね。じゃそれを片付けて、ルフス…
00:45
(Music)
(音楽)
00:47
All right. There you go.
いいですね ほらね
02:40
(Laughter)
(笑)
02:43
(Applause)
(拍手)
02:44
Translator:Tzvetelina Radeva
Reviewer:Masahiro Kyushima

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Bruno Bowden - Engineer and origamist
An engineer with Google (he helped build Google Earth), Bruno Bowden is also an enthusiastic folder of paper.

Why you should listen

Bruno Bowden was part of the team at Keyhole, the company that built EarthViewer -- a groundbreaking (and addictive) piece of software that lets you fly smoothly over an image of the globe assembled from satellite photos, and then zoom in on your own house. When Google bought Keyhole, Bowden helped turn the software into the indispensable Google Earth. Recently, he's moved over to the Google Gadgets side, helping to build more gotta-have-it technology.

He is also an enthusiastic student of the new origami, as practiced by masters such as Robert Lang.

Rufus Cappadocia - Cellist
Globe-trotting, genre-hopping cellist Rufus Cappadocia plays the music of our sphere.

Why you should listen

Rufus Cappadocia uses his cello to play the music he hears around the world, filtered through the music in his head. A dedicated musicologist, he has played and studied deeply in many genres, from Haitian voodoo music to Indian ghazal, from Celtic to Balkan. The rich, jazz-inflected sound he pulls from his instrument (which he started playing at age 3) is a passionate through-line in all his work.

Cappadocia writes, records, and plays live, both solo and in several groups -- including Bethany & Rufus (Bethany is Bethany Yarrow, the daughter of Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary) and the Vodou Jazz Ensemble.

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