MATトーク：「—10年の場所から、できた道を振り返る」三木麻郁 × 四方幸子Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWKUWABARA-SHOTEN
[MAT Talk Streaming] The future of media art, the relationship between digital and massMasaki Fujihata, Yoichi Ochiai, Moderator Ou SugiyamaTalk Session: The future of media art, the relationship between digital and mass
【Guest】 Masaki Fujihata, Yoichi Ochiai, Moderator Ou Sugiyama
【Date】March 7th (Sat) 15:00-16:30
※ This talk session will be held in Japanese.
Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWLive Streaming
Cyber WagashiOPEN MEALSWe are no longer able to feel the four seasons because of the effects of climate change and living in cities. As Japan is in the new Reiwa period, what is the new way of feeling nature? The answer to that question is “Cyber Wagashi,” where you can taste the season by data. It is a Japanese-style confectionery that uses a 3D printer to develop unique algorithms based on weather data. We measured a maximum pressure and a minimum pressure in a specific area around the observation points in Tokyo and generated a 3D model from the four data. We serve two types of Japanese sweets named “high pressure” and “low pressure” which are different every day according to the weather. We hope that experiencing nature through data will give you a chance to think about the changing global environment.
ーTitle: Cyber Wagashi
ーProduction year: 2020
ーTeam: Dentsu Inc. / OPEN MEALS
Kyoto University of Art and Design KYOTO TRADITIONAL CULTURE INNOVATION LABORATORY
X-tech Management Co., Ltd.
SAKURA internet Inc.
Shimadzu Business Systems Corporation
MUSASHI ENGINEERING, INC.
ーCollection: Dentsu Inc.
http://www.open-meals.com/cyberwagashi/index.htmlRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
Cathedral of Hope (SDGs museum)Shinichi Takemura+ Earth Literacy ProgramThe present situation of the Earth, various scientific data concerning "sustainability" and SDGs (such as global warming, circulation of marine plastic wastes, global transfer of pandemics, etc.) are dynamically visualized on 12 brand-new digital globes "Sphere", installed as a temporary Earth Museum at the westwalk atrium (2F).
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RythmusStudio ChevalvertRythmus is an installation that turns visible a vital and intimate phenomenon: the heartbeat. Thereby light cycles unfold and evolve according to the concordances and differences of the heart rhythms of two users placed face to face. Rythmus metamorphoses this individual physiological phenomenon into a collective experience. These exchanges, this biometric dialogue, generates sound and light rhythmics on the structure and the space in which the installation is staged. The device thus creates a union between the two users, the organic structure, the public and the surrounding space.
Co-organization : Institut français du Japon Co-production by Digital Choc 2020
European Design Awards : bronze, catégorie Digital installations 2019 Studio Chevalvert-contributors : Stéphane Buellet, Arnaud Juracek, Patrick Paleta, Julia Puyo Technical development : Hémisphère-Chevalvert
Production : Mirage Festival - Dolus & Dolus Original creation - Lyon - La Fête des Lumières 2018Roppongi Hills, NORTH TOWERRoppongi Hills, NORTH TOWER
Invisible SculptureTeruaki TsubokuraThis work is an “exhibitionless” exhibition that overturns the common sense of art appreciation. When the user directs the light of the flashlight towards the exhibition stand where the work is not placed, a “shadow” of the work that can not be found appears.
By approaching and moving away with a flashlight, and shining light from various angles, the shadow changes its shape, and you begin to feel the “presence” of a work that should not exist. A new media installation in which the experiencers themselves search for such “invisible statues” by themselves and admire the shapes while appreciating them.
How does the brain interpret when technology gives the presence of something that doesn’t exist? This is a work that explores the boundary between reality and virtual reality.
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JIKU#05 ROPPONGISeiichi Saito / Rhizomatiks ArchitectureArtistic Director : Seiichi Saito
Producer : Yamaguchi Nozomi
Space Produce : Hosono Takahito
Light Programming : Motoki Tatsuya
Device: USHIO LIGHTING
Sound / Speaker : TANNOY
https://beetech-inc.comRoppongi Hills, NORTH TOWERRoppongi Hills, NORTH TOWER
EmergeWOW“Emerge” is a work meant to depict a curiously moving new “form of life” appearing in the darkness.
The unpredictable movements create paths of light, embodying the idea of “Anima = Life Dwelling in Movement” that WOW is pursuing.
The viewers can discovery various “images of life” through the various expressions made by the movements of “Emerge.”
Creative Director / Planner / Technical Director：Shunsaku Ishinabe
Executive Producer：Hiroshi Takahashi
Tasko inc.：Masataka Kimura, Masaki Sato, Naoto Ooi
Ponoor Experiments Inc.：Kanta Horio, Taiki NiimRoppongi Hills, NORTH TOWERRoppongi Hills, NORTH TOWER
The Essence of SerendipityQosmo×Sansan DSOCThis interactive installation uses a three-sided display and hypersonic effects to express the essence of meeting face to face.
In this era, AI prediction is increasingly accurate. Every experience is becoming personalized. We conduct daily work and life online. We encounter things we’ve never seen, also online. This is no longer distant fiction.
Business card exchanges born from serendipity, and leading to innovation, form a network. The network is a microcosm of face-to-face encounters. Among them are encounters AI could not predict. In these, something special exists between those who connected.
This installation extracts those encounters AI could not predict. It inspires imagination of that something special, revealing the magical quality of innovation-generating encounters.
Data Analysis Takanori Nishida (Sansan, Inc.)
Technical Direction Nao Tokui (Qosmo, Inc.)
Visual Programming Shoya Dozono (Qosmo, Inc.)
Algorithmic Sound Programming JEMAPUR
Creative Direction Naoto Yamawaki (Sansan, Inc.)
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UNLABELED — Camouflage against the machinesKeio University SFC Tokui Lab × Dentsu Lab TokyoWith the development of AI technology, AI surveillance society has arrived. Excessive surveillance threatens the privacy of people living in modern times. In this project, we adversarially trained an AI model to generate specific patterns inducing AI to misrecognize, then created a camouflage garment using the pattern. We seek an alternative camouflage for the 21st century and aim to reconsider the relationship between the latest technology and our well-beings in the AI surveillance society.
Creative Directior: Nao Tokui
Creative Directior: Naoki Tanaka
Techinical Direction: Makoto Amano
Design Direction: Hanako Hirata
Engineering / Machine Learning: Ryosuke Nakajima
Design Assistant: Yuka Sai
Technical Support: Yusuke Yamada
Garment Design: Shun Matsunaga
Planner: Risako Kawashima
Exhibition Producer: Ryo Miura
Producer: Masafumi Fujioka
Producer: Ryotaro Omori
Production Manager: Kohei Suzuki
Film Director: Shuto Hashiura
Cinematographer: Yudai Maruyama
Music: Reo Anzai
Stylist: Kumiko Sannomaru
Fashion Director: Takuya ChibaSHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE 15F, SHIBUYA QWSSHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE 15F, SHIBUYA QWS
Saving in a form with mass, Giving a constrain, Making it finite.Dr. Yoichi OchiaiSaving in a form with mass, Giving a constrain, making it finite.
After repeating across the border between the data world without physical constraints and the material world with restricted in mass,
herein existence is intentionally removed the possibility of transformation of material things.
System with mass will eventually break, and system without mass will soon be forgotten.
I concentrate on the task of giving a finite body to data that has been freed due to material constraints.
Create a miniature garden of finite media devices captured from the digital and analog worlds.
The data that has become a possibility of separation is to be dear.
To taste the prejudice of giving this finiteness, from the collector's point of view,
I want to see the media device that records data in a material form to be broken down.
Cooperation : MiraikanSHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE 15F, SHIBUYA QWSSHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE 15F, SHIBUYA QWS
KAXEL “Spring/Summer/Autumn/Winter”IMG SRCKAXEL reinterprets boundaries between people and objects by playing with darkness and translucency to hide and reveal elements in a space. By switching between dark and clear “pixels,” it displays animated text and symbols to captivate viewers while giving tantalizing glimpses of products and displays in the background. Linked with a sensor, this prototype becomes an interactive media manipulating light and shadow. This dynamic display highlights how KAXEL engages viewers while producing a space. Like a calligraphed scroll, each KAXEL frames a slice of nature. Together, they form a folding screen expressing fleeting moments of beauty. Enjoy the contrasts of the inorganic KAXEL (digital) and organic plants (analog) woven together to create harmonies of animation, plants, and environment.
Design Engineer: Motoki Takano
Art Director: Jun Koyama
Technical Director: Masanori Yoshii
Technical Manager: Masanori Mori
Project Manager: Maria Saino
Producer: Hiroshi KoikeSHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE 15F, SHIBUYA QWSSHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE 15F, SHIBUYA QWS
Consonant-friendsTorajiro AidaType some text to the computer. Then press a button. Wow! Many words appears! Move the mouse quickly to choose a word. Selected words are combined and made into a sentence. The original text and the combined text have the same consonants. You can help your words to get their consonant-friends! There are many things in this world, and everything is connected to another thing somewhere. The relationships are hidden, however, we can reveal them. A world that you couldn’t see, but is actually exists. An another aspect of yourself. The world is not fixed. You can go to any worlds if you change the perspective. I want to feel like that. You can just enjoy what happened in your mind is changing. Of course, you can type some English text at first. Then the computer interprets the text as hiragana!SHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE 15F, SHIBUYA QWSSHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE 15F, SHIBUYA QWS
Piece of String (NEW VIEW AWARD MAT賞)Wyatt RoyOne second after you throw a pebble into a lake, the pebble has disappeared and only the ripples remain. What does a home feel like after the people who live there disappear, and only their echoes remain? This is a VR work about my house in Boston, USA. You can follow a piece of string through the house, and explore many strange ways that people interact with their spaces.SHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE 15F, SHIBUYA QWSSHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE 15F, SHIBUYA QWS
Pills&Bombs by Dr.Ops (Seed Bombs) (YouFab Global Creative Awards 2019)Camila De EzkauriatzaPills&Bombs is a brand and a product to aid the world by promoting an activity called Guerrilla Gardening. The package of Pills&Bombs contains seed bombs (made with coconut flour, food coloring and seeds). The whole branding is colorful and bold, but also friendly, it’s a shout-out to vintage packaging of the 60s and 70s in which social action was a big part of history and it was reflected in design (graphic, architectural, industrial and also in art).SHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE 15F, SHIBUYA QWSSHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE 15F, SHIBUYA QWS
ForestNaotaka Fujii + GRINDER-MAN + evalaWhile moving in the forest with a group of artificial life, various sounds will be presented. Sounds are generated in the experience space as the users move around, creating a unique experience that differs for each user. Feeling the information embedded in the space in various forms through the five senses creates a new reality in our minds.
Click here to apply for "Forest" experience!
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Moment (horizontal version)Akira WakitaIs a moment the smallest sense of time that our bodies can perceive? Is a moment discrete? How can one moment and the next moment be connected? Is it possible to consider the moment as continuous or to consider the superposition? What kind of structure and dimension does our consciousness bring up the momentary sensation? This sculpture was made considering such things.
Originally, this work was created in collaboration with Akira Wakita, Hakuten and Tokyo Midtown for the design event "Tokyo Midtown DESIGN TOUCH" held in Tokyo Midtown Roppongi in 2019. The design team measured the wind at a certain moment, imported it to a computer, and output it as a sculpture. The aim was to materialize the intangible concept of a moment as a tangible object in front of the eyes, so that the viewer could face the meaning of that time. In MAT 2020, this work is reconstructed as a surrealistic installation.
Artist : Akira Wakita
Production : HAKUTEN ( Yosuke Nakazato / Ryukei Aoyagi / Otake Konatsu / Masayuki Sawada / Kana Hashimoto / Tohru Kawakami )
Research : Keio Univeristy SFC Akira Wakita Laboratory ( Ken Ishii / Koichi Nakamura )
Organized by "TOKYO MIDTOWN ( Nami Fujitani )
Exhibition : Tokyo Midtown DESIGN TOUCH 2019SHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE 15F, SHIBUYA QWSSHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE 15F, SHIBUYA QWS
FREE GMO / GMO FREEAmi Miura × Satoshi ItasakaMankind has reached an age when genetic manipulation capable of being called as the realm of God is performed on a daily basis. At present, approximately About 90% of soybeans on the domestic market are genetically modified crops. Mankind has already changed many things on the earth, not only genes. The modern scientific civilization society evolved from the industrial revolution in the 19th century is just heading for ruin due to global warming and war? What we are living for? We would like to think about that through a work by visualizing the world where genetic manipulation has become a daily routine. Living organisms live for "preservation of better species." In other words, it can be said that they are living for a better world. Now, we are moving in a direction to make the world better?
director：Ami Miura / creator：Satoshi Itasaka / collaborator：kusumin / Programmer：Shunta KatayamaSHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE 15F, SHIBUYA QWSSHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE 15F, SHIBUYA QWS
Whispers from Buzz (WIRED CREATIVE HACK AWARD 2019 –GRAND PRIX–)GengoRaw (Tomoya Ishibashi, Kento Niikura, Ryuji Yoshida, Kohei Futakuchi, Tomoya Yoshida)Now that everyone carries a smartphone and is constantly connected online, yesterday’s news and buzz are forgotten today. Anyone can transmit information through social networks, and the writing that is posted in such huge volumes day to day drops from the top of your feed to the bottom and is rarely looked back on. This work is an installation that composes AI-generated poems based on the theme of the trending words that are produced every day on Twitter. This is a new form of intelligence that statistically processes our words and us in the social media age, where tremendous quantities of words are transmitted. The collision between ourselves and this new form of intelligence projects the current state of the media and language that surround us.
Artist : Tomoya Ishibashi
AI Engineer : Kento Niikura
Web Engineer / Motion Designer : Ryuji Yoshida
Art Director : Kohei Futakuchi
Engineer : Tomoya YoshidaSHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE 15F, SHIBUYA QWSSHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE 15F, SHIBUYA QWS
photobomber_tomotosi (WIRED CREATIVE HACK AWARD 2019 –QUASI GRAND PRIX–)tomotosiHachi waited for several years at Shibuya station for its owner who passed away suddenly during work. His loyalty impressed the people, and his statue was erected in front of the station. Being famous as a meeting spot, this statue has become one of the most important photo spots in Tokyo. This time I waited for a long time besides Hachi, whom has become a bronze statue, to reflect on others’ pictures. I searched for photos on Instagram with hashtags (#hachi, #hachiko, and so on) And this account shows the pictures that I could collect.
Of course, the subjects shown in the pictures are not me. I do not know when they were taken, but if it were me, I usually make a face. The photo effects were also based on that person’s preference.
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Jungle of Nusa (YouFab Global Creative Awards 2019)Suzy SulaimanIt is an interactive sound installation that requires collective participation. Also, there’s the element of self-discovery because there’s no instructions on how to “use” it. I wanted people to “talk” to each other in an analogue way, instead of only “talking” on their handphones. I wanted the sound of people’s voices to connect other people. By speaking into the installation, a person will discover that their voice will travel to other parts of the artwork. There is also a component, where by using a guitar pedal, a person’s voice can be distorted. This is a way for me to give ownership to the people who will “take care” of this work.SHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE 15F, SHIBUYA QWSSHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE 15F, SHIBUYA QWS
Lost KamuyWOWAkan Tourism Association Town Development Promotion Organization renewed the program by the Lake Akan Ainu Theater “Ikor.”* The new program that fuses digital art with Ainu traditional dance, “Akan Yukar** - Lost Kamuy, began public performances on March 19th, 2019.
This program was created so that the Ainu people of Lake Akan Onsen could show their traditional songs and dance that has been passed down through generations to domestic and international visitors who have gathered here in one place. Creators such as Nagi Yoshida, Kuniyuki Takahashi, UNO, WOW, and Daisuke Sakamoto (JTB communication design), who are recognized in their various fields of photography, digital art, and sound design gathered at Lake Akan. In order to produce Lost Kamuy, they combined Ainu traditional dance, modern dance, 3D computer graphics, and 7.1 channel surround sound, and brought it to life on stage with five projectors.
The narrative of this work revolves around the theme of “symbiosis between Ainu people and the Hokkaido wolf” and is reproduced on stage with dance and digital technology. You can fully experience the Ainu's view of the world through the songs and dance that were born out of their everyday lives in which they respect and coexist with nature. Also, the “Ainu Traditional Dance” and “Iomante Fire Festival” programs, which introduce Ainu culture through traditional and innovative performances, have also been renewed.
* “Ikor” means “treasure” in the Ainu language.
** “Yukar” is a word meaning, “an epic poem” which has been passed down by Ainu people.
Creative Direction：Shusei Toko, Daisuke Sakamoto (JTB Communication Design)
Stage Director / Choreographer : UNO
Equipment / System：PRISM CO., Ltd.
Creative Director：Kosuke Oho
CG Designer：Misaki Horai
CG Design Support：Ishii Yoko / C, LLC
Producer / Technical Director：Fumihito Anzai
Photo: Tomoaki Okuyama
Director: Junya Handa
Cinematographer: Yusuke Oishi
Producer: Daisuke OguchiSHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE 15F, SHIBUYA QWSSHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE 15F, SHIBUYA QWS
Life/Time (YouFab Global Creative Awards 2019)Witaya JunmaLife/Time is an Interactive Installation which creates a moving image based on the persistence of vision technique on drinking glasses. It is designed for participators to interact with the glasses by dipping their fingers into water and touch the rim of the glasses. The glasses will start moving and creating sounds if pressed and held. As the light shines through the moving glasses, the still images on the glasses will start to appear as one moving image and come to life. Each glass is different in size, shape and sound. The participant can choose to change the glasses and explore the various stories in each one.SHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE 15F, SHIBUYA QWSSHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE 15F, SHIBUYA QWS
Walk home blowing soap bubbles in March 11th.Maaya MikiAs March 11, 2012, one year after March 11, 2011, approaches, I couldn't keep still. Looking back, the beginning was my urge to break through its gloomy atmosphere, because people said "Indiscreet" and "self-imposed control” in public. It took courage to continue for eight years. Politics change with the times, the situation changes always. I asked myself if I should just walk. But I didn't stop for nine years because people around me asked for the project. As long as we live on this planet, we have to live together threat of nature. We had great pain and sadness at that day, but at the same time we have gained a great deal of “awareness”. How do you think? The reason I walk is to mourn and thank the lost things and persons, and to praise ourselves for our keep walking. What are your thoughts on this project?
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Chamber feat. evalaNaotaka Fujii + evalaInteractive sound works that generates visual immersion in minds.SHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE 15F, SHIBUYA QWSSHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE 15F, SHIBUYA QWS
Pixel BearKenichi NakayaOnce the wood carving of a bear was extremely popular as the go-to souvenir from Hokkaido. However, with the passage of time they have steadily become forgotten. This work re-creates the wood carving of a bear. It is cut into the shape of a cube, and it is digitally processed making it look like an NES bug but at the same time it has something nostalgic about it. The bear has been given new life, and it also has the wish of the artist who wants the bears that wander into people's houses to the be taken back to the mountains.SHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE 15F, SHIBUYA QWSSHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE 15F, SHIBUYA QWS
Penta KLabs (YouFab Global Creative Awards 2019)Collective HysteriaA public event that bridges multiple stakeholder. Initiated in 2016, this event was an art project biennale that was located in specific site areas. This annual event was held to better understanding how to deal with city issues as well as the lack of art ecosystem in Semarang. Penta Klabs is not only a contemporary art exhibition but also a stakeholder that involves city-making using individual local’s abilities (architecture, urban planner, etc). The first event was held at Kemijen, a kampoong which is located at a coastal area that dealt with flooding and tidal waves. We try to capture how people becoming resilient to facing daily stressful situations such as flooding. The second one was held at Nongkosawit, a kampoong which deals primarily with water issues. We tried to capture land at Nongkosawit and look at the effect of the water ecosystem. All these festivals happen at Semarang, a capital city for Central Java, Indonesia. This event brings the artist and creator to deal with specific issues. We not only do an exhibition or showcase, we initiate public discussion that invite many stakeholders to talk about specific issues.SHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE 15F, SHIBUYA QWSSHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE 15F, SHIBUYA QWS
Movement actShun OnozawaThe theme of this work is “the possibility of exhibiting performance”. A structure that wooden rail crosses in the middle from 8 directions. Functional parts (Solenoids) are equipped on the rail so that the balls cross each other and the Solenoids facing each other play catch. 16 balls continue to intersect without hitting. However,what I want to create is not a robot that just keeps moving. What I want to create is a performance. This work had its base adjusted to the accuracy of failing once about every 5 minutes. By setting up it 3 minutes per run,successes and failures are mixed,and you get different results each time you see it. It is interesting no matter how many times you watch it. I aimed for such a work.
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“MONOKATARI” THINGStory (CGC25th MAT賞)Yunosuke Nakayama + Kouki Nagahori + Waseda Univ. Hashida Lab.“Mono Katari” is a device that outputs a story that you might have experienced by creating fiction that links a little with actual experience from the forgotten memory of our daily lives. How many events in your life you would remember? Having high amount of information in the environment around us, we can no longer afford to remember the trivial everyday things. A casual life experience, especially when you receive a cash register receipt, is more like a “process” than an “experience.,” and it doesn’t bring you any new surprises. But the receipt is full of personal log data. “Mono Katari” uses this information to draw your own another story that captures your imagination by looking back on an uninteresting moment.
Concept / Programming: Yunosuke Nakayama
Scenario writing: Kouki Nagahori
Waseda Univ. Hashida Lab.SHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE 15F, SHIBUYA QWSSHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE 15F, SHIBUYA QWS
The Common Thread (YouFab Global Creative Awards 2019)Amir Zobel and Itay BlumenthalWe developed a high-resolution physical image fabrication method, based upon high-end image-processing algorithm and carried out by a hacked CNC milling machine. We than used this method to make a project with social and human aspects, seeking to create poetical connections between underprivileged workers and their place of work.SHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE 15F, SHIBUYA QWSSHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE 15F, SHIBUYA QWS
SOUND FABRIC ORCHESTRAOlgaFashion tech designer Olga designs a soft cloth-like speaker for R & D project 'SOUND FABRIC ORCHESTRA' It aims to change the way of listening to music, entertainment, and communication in the future. The SOUND FABRIC ORCHESTRA succeeded crowdfunding for fashion installations 'SOUND FABRIC ORCHESTRA' at 130%. There will be an exhibition where you can experience music like never before in various ways. The project also received a Generation Award and a Corporate Award in a competition called INNOVATION organized by the Japanese government Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.
Fashion tech designer Olga
AIST Manabu YoshidaSHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE 15F, SHIBUYA QWSSHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE 15F, SHIBUYA QWS
NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) (YouFab Global Creative Awards 2019)Tadasu TakamineVideo viewing device in the shape of a telescope. Just like when looking through a telescope, you can see scenery with the pointing tube. However, it is not a scene in front of you but a real-time scene. This is a scene of the author’s experience and a demonstration that prevents the transport of earth and sand in front of the Henoko Gate in Okinawa. A video taken by an omnidirectional camera causes a realistic physical sensation even though it is virtual due to the action of “looking through the telescope”. This work was first shown at the Havana Biennale 2019 in Cuba, and a new version was exhibited at the Aichi Triennale 2019. Okinawa seen from Havana, Okinawa seen from Aichi. It is a video device created to replace the physical distance with a “psychological distance” by applying the characteristics of a telescope that can see distant objects as close to each other.SHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE 15F, SHIBUYA QWSSHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE 15F, SHIBUYA QWS
YouFab Global Creative Awards 2019FabCafe GlobalSHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE 15F, SHIBUYA QWSSHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE 15F, SHIBUYA QWS
“Makerthon” for the continuing life of everyone」(YouFab Global Creative Awards 2019)Sonoko Hayashi / Naoki HamanakaSHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE 15F, SHIBUYA QWSSHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE 15F, SHIBUYA QWS
Japan Cultural Export 2020 Opening CelemonyKosei Komatsu / WOWUeno ParkUeno Park
[Live] Creative Talk Session: “Emotion × Frequency”EDGEofKen Masui, Tetsuya Mizuguchi, evala
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Virtual Currency Offering Festival - Server MikoshiEtsuko Ichihara + Taiki WataiICHIHARA organized an event called the Virtual Currency Offering Festival in Tokyo last year. The aim of this project is “update of religious rituals” and “making new tradition in Tokyo”. People shoulder ‘Mikoshi’ which equipped a system that people all around the world can dedicate cryptocurrency to cheer the locals up. A central part of the festival was “Server Mikoshi” (collaborated with WATAI Taiki), The system on the Mikoshi responds the dedication and the Mikoshi itself emit out and rotate lights from loads of LED on it. Then its AI synthesises prayer’s voices and sounds it loudly. This ‘Wasshoi -celebration-feature’ heighten the joiner’s vibes. In this event, participants can interact to Server Mikoshi by sending sticker via the “ArtSticker” app.
Producer, Organizer: ICHIHARA Etsuko
Technical Direction, Software Development,
Hardware Design and Development of Server Mikoshi: WATAI Taiki
Software Development of Server Mikoshi: INAGAKI Jun
Frame Structure Design and Production of Server Mikoshi: KAWASHIMA Takuro
Festival Music: NICOS ORCHEST-LAB
Minister of Fermentation: OGURA Hiraku
Animatronics Design and Development of Tengu: NAKADAI Hisanao
Application and motion development of Tengu robot: WATANABE Chika
Model of Tengu robot: FUJII Naotaka
Logo Design: HATA Yurie
Photographer: KUROHA Masashi
Videographer, Editor: NOMOTO Victor
Research & PR Support: HARADA Yuki (Qonversations)
Management Support: HAYAKAWA Yukie
Sponsor: Digital Hollywood University Graduate School, inquire Inc.
Grant: Arts Council Tokyo Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
Support: Crowdfunding supporters via Readyfor
Voice Synthesis: WATASHIHA Inc.
Venue & Management Cooperation: Kawashima Shopping Street
* The "Server Mikoshi / Shibuya Parade", which was expected to be held on March 8, the final day, has been postponed. The alternative schedule is currently being adjusted.100BANCH100BANCH 2F
au 5G AR Tour with Virtual Human “iru?”au Design project × Virtual Human “MEME”1st work of “au Design project Arts ＆ Culture program”, which updates Japanese culture and arts using cutting edge technology.
We can’t see, we can’t touch, it has no body, but obviously it exists.
Technology development enable us to enter the space between reality and virtual.
Something we can find in the “space” would be necessary to update our everyday life.
Exist? Enter? Necessary? . . . “iru?”
(above three words share same pronunciation in Japanese, which is “iru”, so the work is named “iru”)
Stage is Tokyo Shibuya city, where the epicenter of diversity and culture. We display the example of part of future.
Experience-based art work using 5G technology, by au.au SHIBUYA MODIau SHIBUYA MODI – SHIBUYA CAST.
SCHOOL OF THE FUTURETOKYO MIDTOWN × ARS ELECTRONICATOKYO MIDTOWNTOKYO MIDTOWN and more...
Media Ambition Tokyo 特別ツアー チームラボとさまよい、探索し、発⾒するチームラボボーダレスMORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: EPSON teamLab. BorderlessMORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: EPSON teamLab BorderlessMORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: EPSON teamLab Borderless
Digital ChocInstitut français du JaponDigital Choc is a multidisciplinary festival organized by Institut français du Japon (French Embassy in Japan) aiming to introduce young French and Japanese creators influenced by new technologies through an artistic programme ranging from digital arts to the video game industry, in addition to animation movies and electronic music.
The 9th edition of the festival focuses on the subject “unfolded bodies” and displays work of arts questioning the connections between bodies and new technologies with an ambitious programme that bring the best of art production and French-Japanese collaborations to light.Institut français du Japon - TokyoInstitut français du Japon - Tokyo
DEFRAGMENT -DHGS the DAY-Digital Hollywood University Graduate SchoolDigital Hollywood UniversityDigital Hollywood University Graduate School