Rhizomatiks ArchitectureRhizomatiks ArchitectureArchitecture has been advanced by variety of technology. Through its gigantic cultural impact, Architecture absorbs shape, function, art and religions.
It start shifting radically because of current fast development stream of CAD, architectonics, BIM and CIM including Artificial intelligence and 3D scan technology.
How Ai, 3D city, IoT and ICT will change our city?
Through 2 workshop, we will share our current states of research in these field and test / experience with participants to find right path of architecture.
WS1: 3D CITY SCAND UTILIZATION and EXPERIENCE
3/11,/12 ( 1-4PM)
WS2: CITY Artificial Intelligence workshop
3/2, 3/3 (6-8PM)Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWArchitecture x Technology Workshop
TOKYO LIGHT ODYSSEY : future by LEXUSWOWFrom the lights of skyscrapers enveloped by the darkness of the night to the neon of the city, the headlights of passing trains and cars, or the burning illuminations of homes, these omnidirectional motion graphics conjure up floating fragments of the city that appear out of the darkness like stardust to form a whole new vision of Tokyo. The viewer experiences this world while hovering in midair, as if traveling in a spaceship.
Tokyo Light Odyssey: future by LEXUS is an incredible collaboration between the visual design studio WOW, which is driven by a spirit of constant experimentation, and LEXUS, the car brand that presents new visions of the future and delivers amazing and emotional experiences that stimulate all the senses. Viewers will encounter a world born out of the fusion of their ambitions.
Screening lasts approx. 5 minutes
Special Cooperation:ORIHALCON TechnologiesRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
「Today's happy colors!」Yuki MatsuedaW410×H410×D380
acrylic, wood, PET, resin,paints/2013Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills , Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
VersusDavid LetellierVersus (2011) is a sound installation consisting of two kinetic sculptures placed face to face. Each sculpture is made out of 12 triangular panels, hinged and powered by six linear actuators, controlled by a specific program. At the center of each corolla, a loudspeaker and a microphone allow to play and record sounds. At regular intervals, each sculpture produces a sound, simultaneously recorded and analyzed by the opposite sculpture, which then moves according to the frequencies of this sound. Like a feedback loop, it then plays back the recorded sound, with the errors and disturbances caused by the reverberating space and the visitors.
Award : Ars Electronica 2012
DIGITAL CHOC 2017 Collaboration ArtistRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills , Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
Terada ExhibitionTomohiro TeradaI think my country is very busy.We can`t have a tea time, and we mast phone of work even on my day off.We are always hurry.There is no need to prioritize social. Let`s stop working and go to tee.Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills , Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
Colloidal DisplayYoichi OchiaiThe morphos butterflies are floating on the bubble film against the background of the streets of Tokyo. Ultrasonic technologies enabled the projection of images by vibrating ultra-thin bubble film. The colloidal liquid screen diffusely reflects the light to produce a change in texture, so the image that reflects and shines is particularly visible. With the fusion of state-of-the-art science, technology, and art, materiality and virtuality were superimposed, and a fairly enchanted world was realized.Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills , Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
LevitropeYoichi OchiaiLeviation is strongly related to the magic and the enchantment. Media Instruments in Edison's age are developped to defy the gravity by the rotated visual images. Here is the artwork called "Levitrope", this word stands for "lev(levitation)" and "trope(rotation)". This media installation displays levitated metalic balls and they rotates on the wheel like structures. It reminds us our body and enbodiment of ourselves under the gravity. We envision these zero gravity kinetic sculpture will new media installation of Digital Nature Age.Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills , Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
Whisper of SpiritsYoichi OchiaiProject to revive the presence of human and atmosphere in space with spatial acoustic technology by super directional speaker. At the Kempoku Art Festival 2016, as a space installation, we created a feeling of classroom feeling in the schoolyard of the abolished school. Also at the Kempoku Arts Festival, a work "The Babble of the Air" that generates the sound flow of invisible river by collaboration with architect Kazuyo Sejima was exhibited.Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills , Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
Syringe-worked MermaidDigital Nature Group (University of Tsukuba,Yoichi Ochiai Laboratory)A mermaid lagoon, a pirate's cave.
Water has always stimulated our imagination.
A mermaid is floating up and down in the watertank. Even though it is lined with strings, the engine is not attached.This work is inspired by structure of classical Cartesian Diver. Unbalance of gravity and buoyancy enabled the underwater animation.Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills , Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
Leaked Light FieldDigital Nature Group (University of Tsukuba,Yoichi Ochiai LaboratoryBy drilling small holes in a material that does not allow light to pass through, it can be changed to a display that creates a spatial spread of light. Various materials not limited to glass can be used for information display. By subjecting a plate-like material to microscopic hole processing of about 100 μm and computing the leakage of light using a computer, different information can be output for each viewing angle and stereoscopic display is enabled. The display produced using this technology can use materials such as leather material, wood grain, stones, mirror, etc. on the surface. This makes it possible to present information without losing the original texture and design of furniture and buildings and to expand the possibility of design.Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills , Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
silk printDigital Nature Group (University of Tsukuba,Yoichi Ochiai Laboratory)In this work, we consider silkworm as 3d printer. When silkworms were placed on a flat surface, we made the silkworms create nonwoven fabrics of 3d shape by utilizing the property of continuing to spit the thread without making cocoon. Up to now, we have produced products by taking out yarn from silkworm cocoon, spinning yarn and processing cloth, but by this method we can make the silkworms themselves produce products.Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills , Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
Coded SkeletonDigital Nature Group (University of Tsukuba,Yoichi Ochiai Laboratory)Supple muscles, sophisticated gears, feathers to wind off.
The structure containing the movement around us is beautiful.
In this project we print motions as part of the structure.
Conventionally, the 3D printer object was static.
What is exhibited here is a 3D printer object containing a structure that acts as an actuator.
The geometry of the structure is designed so that the object deformation as desired and it enables movement as simulated with Simple linear actuator .
We expressed the combination of static structure and dynamic motion as a substance.Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills , Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
Omotenashi MaskYosuke Ushigome (Takram)Omotenashi Mask explores how to aid cross-cultural communication through technological interventions such as accent transfer and facial reenactment. Rather than aiming for perfect communication between two languages, an ideal for which many excellent algorithms continue to be developed, these prototypes capture and translate the more complex and subtle non-verbal cues that are expressed in face-to face communication.Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills , Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
Playful HandsMinoru Ito (Takram)The barriers to uptake of myoelectric prosthetic arms for children are largely about affordability, access and perception. Takram sought to design a robust yet playful alternative that uses low cost construction, sensors and actuators.
The three prototypes experiment with a range of gripping functions that balance manual and automatic operations. The aim is to provide children with a fun yet controllable ‘hand’ that can support optimal development during early stages and lead to more advanced alternatives as they grow.
Future applications include adding AI functionality, and incorporating automatic operations to existing prosthetic products and educational toys.Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills , Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
PlanckShota Matsuda (Takram)“Planck” is a visualization framework built on the latest web technologies for rendering a large amount of data associated with geographic locations. // TODORoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills , Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
Think Evolution #1 : Kiku-ishi(Ammonite)AKI INOMATAAfter prospering for 300 million years ammonite disappeared at the same time when dinosaurs extinct 66 million years ago. From its shell structure and fossils, it is assumed that ammonite is closely related to squid and octopus, The octopus has thrown away its shells in the course of evolution, but it is known to use tools such as coconut shells and bivalves to protect to protect its soft body. I was inspired by the evolutionary story, and began a journey of thought experiments to restore the shape of the excavated ammonite shell and encounter octopus.
Provider of CT data: White Rabbit Corporation
3D CG modeling support: Yuji Osagawa
Kintsugi support: Noriko Shoji
This project is partially supported by ERATO.Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills , Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
Scalar FieldsAkira Wakita+Tetsuya KomuroThis work visualizes the pressure field around the sole of a shoe. The propagation of pressure in air was visualized and recorded in 8K video. During the Ars Electronica Festival 2016, the visualization has been exhibited as floor and wall projection at Deep Space 8K with a marvelous 5.1 ch sound experience. A small-scale storm is raging in the micro space around the shoe sole. Wind pressure generated due to walking, blows off the mite from the carpet. Converting to macro scale, it is similar to the phenomenon in which human beings get blown off by the air pressure generated when buildings collapse or air raids are conducted in war regions. Through simulation and visualization, we may obtain a wide range of perception connecting the micro to the macro world.
Visualization : Akira Wakita
Music : Tetsuya Komuro
※The projector of this work is using Canon Real 4K Projector 4K501ST.Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills , Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
floatioToshiya Yui+Tomohiro Yokota+Tomoko Hashida“floatio" is an I/O device that is able to make any spherical object float.
In this exhibition, a model of an apple is used as the object. Newton discovered the concept of universal gravitation after watching a falling apple. This device, however, enables the apple to float and move upward .
It will not be so long before all things in daily life float, like the introduction of drones, so now is the time to imagine our life surrounded by floating objects. One of the characteristics of this phenomenon is lifelike movement. Floating objects can be perceived as moving automatically; therefore, they make us feel affection to them as if they are alive. The motion of floating gives life to each single object, resulting in a change in the relationship between objects and users.Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills , Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
Zoom in FaceYuta SasakiThe classic scene you see in a Japanese samurai drama, a sudden zoom-in to the main character’s face along with a jingle. That effect must always come along with a jingle and the jingle must come along with the zoom-in effect. This device forces the viewer to experience this classical drama effect, whether they like it or not. Through this ‘forced zoom-in,’ all the viewers, each with a different background, can and will share a common experience. Each viewers’ personal background that everyone has is mixed and shared with joy and excitement by this device. A zoom-in to your face is also a message saying someone is paying attention to you and that your presence is positively affirmed.Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills , Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
toki- series_♯01Akinori GotoThis composition depicts the materialization of time by connecting it with movement. Although at first glance it may just look like a white mesh mass, selections of time can be reproduced by projecting slits of light. This is an attempt to clearly demonstrate time, an invisible phenomenon, and its relationship with movement through a physical depiction, and in doing so discover the true beauty and nature of time itself. In toki-BALLET #02, I use my own camera to shoot the trajectory of a dancer, momentarily dissect the motion from that point, and then reconnect it. By projecting a slit of light on the composition, the dancer's motions can be reproduced in that space from my point of view. This is an attempt to represent time by connecting the location of the viewer to the dance itself.Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills , Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
Rez InfiniteTetsuya MizuguchiA VR-evolved version of the synesthesia game “Rez”. The player becomes a hacker, floating through cyberspace destroying viruses and purifying the world around them. Each sound emitted from the player becomes music which fuses with the visuals, with the beat changing into vibrations. Set in a quantized cyberspace, a countless number of particles fuse with the music to provide a synesthetic storytelling experience for the player that feels like “seeing music” and “listening to images”. Rez has won many accolades, including best VR game at The Game Awards 2016 in America and the VR Special Award at the PlayStation Awards.
©︎enhance 2016, Developed by Monstars Inc. and ResonairRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills , Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
Android Experiments OBJECTAndroid Experiments OBJECTELI
Your everyday spoken Japanese is recorded and analyzed to create the optimal English conversation lesson just for you. A device which attaches to your collar.
When you look through this telescope-style device, you can see the past scenery of that location. Utilizing photographic data with locational information gathered from the WEB.
A calendar hung on the wall at home which updates in sync with the schedules of family members who enter information via a smartphone. A digital device with a sense of the analog.
Smart Maternity Mark
A system which connects pregnant women who want to sit on the train with those who are willing to give up their seat. When a pregnant woman with this device is nearby, the other party is informed via a smartphone push notification.Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
Yoshiharu SuzukiYuta SasakiBy creating montaged visions from the discarded actual portraits, rekindling the flame almost disappearing, and becoming media itself, this will generate a story in a person who is watching. As a different attempt from “function”, the computer is good at, this experiment is aiming for documenting changing processes of its circuit through bringing technology to “the real life”Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
Rekion VoiceKatsuki NogamiRobots are faithful monsters. They will not stop working even when no one is watching, they are loyal servants, slaves. Visiting this exhibition, you will experience being surrounded with many slave robots at once. You will hear, picked up by a stethoscope and amplified with ultrasonic speakers, their signals' tones and bones' cracks fly through the room.
Digital Choc Award 2016
Technical Director / Taiki Watai
Technical Assistant / Jun Inagaki
Production : Institut français du Japon, Scopitone Festival
DIGITAL CHOC 2017 Collaboration ArtistMori Tower 3F presentation roomRoppongi Hills , Mori Tower 3F presentation room
MEDIA AMBITION TOKYO Opening Live [Digitally Scape]Gil Kuno / Ken Ishii / Fuyuki Yamakawa / Kezzardrix / Savka / Baku Hashimoto / Ei Wada /David Letellier / Taeji Sawa / Keiichiro Shibuya / Justine EmardUNSOUND INTERACTIVE LIVE
Musicians: Gil Kuno, Ken Ishii, Fuyuki Yamakawa
VJs: Kezzardrix, Savka, Baku Hashimoto
In the venue filled only with the kick drum sounds, three musicians and three VJs simultaneously play.This is a very experimental performance of co-existing diversity in which participants can listen to the performance of their choice of usician via the FM radio and enjoy the video clipped by their favorite VR.
In this program, Ei Wada, the artist to create unique musical instruments using old electrical appliances, involves all sorts of people to create and mass-produce yet another new musical instruments and develop the playing method to gradually form an orchestra.
Keiichiro Shibuya+David Letellier（a.k.a Kangding Ray)+Taeji Sawa + Justine Emard（VJ）
Keiichiro Shibuya confirmed his appearance at the last minute. Together with David Letellier who has released several pieces from Raster-Noton as Kangding Ray and Taeji Sawai (a.k.a. portable[k]ommunity), he will give his electric performance. You will also be electrified with the video created by the video artist Justine Emard who has done a lot of collaboration in Shibuya and Paris. And ZAK will be you PA just for this performance. You can witness this special session only in this event.
*This project is a part of the survey on the basic policy of 2020 Olympic/Paralympic Game as per the consignment by Secretariat of the Headquarters for Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills ‘MAT LAB’, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
Artist Presentation [Gallery Tour]AKI INOMATA, Yoichi Ochiai , Akinori Goto ,Yuta Sasaki, Tomohiro Terada, Tosihya Yui, and moreRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills , Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
session01Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills , Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
session02Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills , Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
Session03 [TOKYO LIGHT ODYSSEY : future by LEXUS]Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills , Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
Relight Days 2017Relight ProjectA three-day event to light up “Counter Void”, the public art work on “life and death” by Tatsuo Miyajima which has been turned off since the Great East Japan Earthquake. We are to think about how we should live and how human beings should exist in the future through projects and a panel discussion organized by the citizen’s college to foster social sculptors, “Relight Committee.Roppongi Hills, Keyakizaka
AXIOM Selection 01 / Second AnnunciationAXIOM / Ai HasegawaAXIOM Selection 01
Exhibition of up-and-coming artists with dual expertise in technological and cultural aspects
Ai Hasegawa 『Second Annunciation』
Showing for the first time in this country, “I Wanna Deliver a Dolphin” and “Shared Baby” of Ai Hasegawa, the last year’s recipient of Award of Excellence at Media Arts Festival of Agency for Cultural Affairs.
http://as-axiom.com/ART & SCIENCE GALLERY LAB AXIOMART & SCIENCE GALLERY LAB AXIOM
DIGITAL CHOC 2017Institut français du Japon–TokyoThe festival of Japanese and French media arts.
This program investigates the relationship between AI/machines and human beings.
http://www.institutfrancais.jp/tokyo/events-manager/digital-choc-2017/Institut français du Japon–TokyoInstitut français du Japon–Tokyo
YouFab Global Creative AwardsFabCafeYouFab Global Creative Awards has grown into a global award that recognizes excellence in creative works of the new-age made using digital fabrication tools. The awards, which are being held for the 5th consecutive year this year, recognize and celebrate creative works and inventions that stem from a powerful collaboration between digital and physical fabrication, based on the concept that Fab= creativity that transcends and combines the digital and physical realms.
http://www.youfab.info/2016/Shibuya HIKARIE 8F 8/ CUBE 1, 2, 3
teamLab Office TourteamLabteamLabteamLab
IAMAS20 CALCULATED IMAGINATIONIAMASCalculated Imagination Media Art Exhibit Initiated by IAMAS
Artists: Ryota Kuwakubo, Soichiro Mihara, So Kanno, Daisuke Yamashiro, Macoto Murayama, Chiaki Ishizuka and others
http://www.laforet.ne.jp/news_events/387LAFORET MUSEUM HARAJUKULAFORET MUSEUM HARAJUKU
Campus Genius Meeting(Gakusei CG Contest)Exhibit of Award-Winning Works of Student CG Competition｜Campus Genius Meeting
Venue: Communication Lobby, 1st Floor of National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
Dates: Friday, February 24 – Sunday, February 26, 2017 / Admission: Free
Description: Exhibit/showing of award-winning works at the 22nd competition as well as the panel discussion
Hosted by: CG-ARTS (Computer Graphic Arts Society)
http://campusgenius.jp/2016/events/869/National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation