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Sadako Sasaki

Sadako Sasaki is an interactive art piece created to explore interactions between
the viewer and the art. The piece also represents a personal reflection on the story of Sadako.

Sadako also known for "thousand origami cranes", was a Japanese girl who was two years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on August 6, 1945, near her home by Misasa Bridge in Hiroshima, Japan. As she was dying from leukemia which was caused by radiation exposure, she started to fold 1000 origami cranes.

- Jon Montenegro

An ancient Japanese story promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by the gods. The piece uses Adobe Flash for motion detection to change the art pieces composition of cranes based off the viewers actions.