Passage of Human Emotions and Technology; A New Horizon of Expression
Norimichi Hirakawa X Tadao Mori X Junji Tanigawa
平川 紀道Hirakawa’s works centralize in real-time processed, computer programmed audio visual installations, and have been shown at national and international art exhibitions as well as the Media Art Festivals. He is a recipient of many awards including the Award of Distinction at Prix Ars Electronica in 2008. He involves himself in a wide range of activities, such as concert piece production for Ryoji Ikeda, collaborations with Yoshihide Otomo, Haruko Mikami, live performances as Typingmonkeys, and artistic direction for the ARTSAT project (Satellite Art Project).
森 忠雄He entered Toyota Motor Corporation in 1991 and started his career as a car designer.
After involving several projects in Toyota, he studied at Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, US in 1999 for a year as an overseas training program.
谷川 じゅんじCEO of JTQ Inc./ Space Composer / Media Ambition Tokyo Committee
Born 1965. He founded consulting firm JTQ Inc. in 2002, providing creative direction for clients to “deliver [their] messages through the medium of space”. Going beyond the designing of physical structures, he applies all forms of communication to branding development and promotion. His major works include Japan Media Arts Festival (2005 - 2008), JAPAN BRAND EXHIBITION (2007), Kansei Exhibition (2009) at the Palais du Louvre’s Museum of Decorative Arts, Yakushiji Hikari Emaki (2010) to commemorate the 1300th anniversary of Heijyokyo, GOOD DESIGN EXPO (2007 - 2011), GOOD DESIGN EXHIBITION (2007-2013), KRUG Bottle Cooler (2011, 2013), MARC JACOBS ICONIC SHOWPIECES EXHIBITION (2013), UT POP-UP! TYO (2013), MEDIA AMBITION TOKYO (2013 – 2014) and IMA CONCEPT STORE (2014). Tanigawa has been selected for the D&AD Awards, as well as winning numerous DSA (formerly DDA) Awards for his outstanding contributions to spatial design.