MAT TalkRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
MAT TalkEi Wada × Akinori Goto x Kosuke Oho (WOW)
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MAT TalkRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
MAT Talk「超ファッションテック進化論～ファッションテックはテロか救世主か～」GINZA TSUTAYA BOOKS
MAT Talk [ Seiichi Saito × Joanie Lemercier ]Seiichi Saito × Joanie Lemercier
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Special Collaboration : Digital Choc / Institut français du Japon - Tokyo
DIGITAL CHOC website
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MAT Talk「ART and TECH TOKYO」GINZA TSUTAYA BOOKSGINZA TSUTAYA BOOKS EVENT SPACE
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VODYRhizomatiks(Rhizomatiks/TOYOTA BOSHOKU CORPORATION)Placing the focus squarely on humans, these interiors constantly adapt to conform to the driver's and passengers' needs.This connection of human and vehicle allows occupants to experience an entirely new type of mobile space.This approach to interiors and vehicles starts with the human, bringing the "mobile space" into a whole new world.When human and vehicle are connected at the conscious level, the car then becomes a part of the body.Designed to realize higher quality time and space, these interiors closely conform and freely adapt to the human occupants as one "form of the future" born of a human-centered mindset.
Product design/Model making TOYOTA BOSHOKU
Creative direction Seiichi Saito (Rhizomatiks)
Techncal direction/Programming Motoi Ishibashi (Rhizomatiks)
Project management Ayako Watanabe (Rhizomatiks)
Engineering Momoko Nishimoto (Rhizomatiks)
Concept architect Daichi Sato (Rhizomatiks)
iOS engineering Sumito Kamoi (Rhizomatiks)
Logo design Ichiro Kojima (Rhizomatiks)
Visual Direction Takuma Nakazi (WOW inc.)
Visual/Sensor Programing Shunsaku Ishinabe (WOW inc.)
Sound design Masato Hatanaka
Visual design/Produce WOW inc.
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RobotypeYuichiro KatsumotoHumans use letters, which are two-dimensional static symbols, for communication. To write these letters, we have to move our body and spend some time; therefore, it can be said that a letter is the trajectory of movement and time. Based on this notion, I began studies of multi-dimensional kinetic typography, mainly using robots to display a letter, and visualize its time and movement simultaneously. And I named this project and the devices as Robotype.
There are three kinds of Robotype so far: Sujigen for displaying Arabic numerals, Mojigen for the Roman alphabet, and 7×7 which is primarily for double-byte characters such as Japanese. Each display is designed with conventional computer displays as a motif.At this exhibition, a video documentation "Robotype 3" and 7x7 are displayed.
This research is supported by the National Research Foundation of the government of Singapore under a funding initiative from the Interactive Digital Media Programme Office.Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
CD PrayerYuichiro KatsumotoThe compact disk used to be a symbol of the multimedia era, but it became the latest out-of-date media. In Singapore, it is quite hard to buy a new CD even though there are some shops that still sell vinyl records. Most people listen music via the Internet, not physical media. And they probably keep CDs in their storeroom.CD Prayer is a Buddha statue designed to previve CD music. With CD Prayer, the CD will work as a halo of Buddha and give hi-fi music and enlightenment to the people.
CD Prayer uses a 3D model of Buddha shared by YahooJAPAN under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
WaterfallGil Kuno“Waterfall” is about the singularity of chaos. The animated sequence is mapped from footage of a waterfall in Vienna, Austria. “Waterfall” makes use of flip dot display technology from the 1960’s often used on bus and airport destination signs. Though normally for text, they have been programmed to run animations. In nature, one can find various dualities/pluralities: dark/light, sun/moon, etc. At a waterfall, the chaos of the water is a constant throughout the day – a universal singularity. Since the flip dot technology expresses content in a hard black/white duality, I wanted to articulate singularity with it.
Flip dot displays, computers, LEDs, aluminum, wood, electronics.
Thanks to: Yuta Nakayama, Sayaka Tamura, Baku HashimotoRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
CONNECTED FLOWERNOBUMICHI ASAI (NOBUMICHI ASAI×Honda)Natural flowers bloom,
drawing water from the ground
Robot Flower blooms watered by the world’s love.
This project is using a Big-data approach to visualize how full of love the world is.
Robot flower will be collecting tweets with affectionate words from all over the world.
Each one will be displayed on the world map as a single light particle.
Robot Flower will bloom and the world map will glow with your affectionate words.
Nobumichi Asai with Honda
Inspired by Honda’s drive to evolve human movement and living.
We created the Robot flower with Honda to share the feeling of happiness and joy worldwide by connecting people.
How to join
Please tweet about "Love" and "Peace" for your loved one and for the world with hash tag #connectedflower.
Flower Robot calls your name and returns the word of thanks.
ROBO DESIGNER：TAMAE HIROKAWA
ROBO 3D MODELING & ENGINEERING：MUDSNAIL
ROBO INTERACTION & ENGINEERING：PROTOTYPE / ITK
DATA VISUALIZATION DIRECTOR：HIROSHI OKAMURA / RYO AKIYAMA
FILM DIRECTOR：ERIKO NODA
ART DIRECTOR：CHIE KAKINUMA
MUSIC/ TEASER FILM：LEO SATO
PROJECT MANAGER：TAKATO HENMI
CREATIVE PRODUCER：KAZUHIKO KAMEDARoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
Montagne, cent quatorze mille polygonesJoanie LemercierThis piece depicts a large valley surrounded by mountain peaks. In fact, what we see is just a grid mesh distorted by an algorithm. The procedural landscape questions the connection between nature and code : what if our reality could be recreated, simulated with mathematical functions?
A layer of projected light creates an illusion of depth and blurs our sense of distance. Days, nights, seasons bring life to the wallpaper landscape, distorting our perception of time and space.
Production : Juliette Bibasse
Special Collaboration : Digital Choc / Institut français du Japon - Tokyo
DIGITAL CHOC website
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Visualization of Air ConditionerAkira Wakita ( Akira Wakita+DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD. )This software was developed by the joint research project of Keio University SFC Wakita Laboratory and Daikin Design. The aim of this project is to visualize indoor airflow from art and science perspective. The intention is for users to reinterpret the recognition of air conditioner. In this project, we challenged to visualize the beauty of indoor air flow. We can visualize various factors in three dimensions such as the direction and the strength of air, the position and the size of obstacles, the spread of moisture, and the temperature change. The new binding of art and science established in this project will renew our understanding of the world. You will witness a superb view hidden in your room through the air conditioner simulation and visualization.
Concept / Direction : Akira Wakita
Software : Futa Kera, Masaki Yamabe (Keio University SFC Wakita Lab.)
Joint Research : Technology Innovation Center, Daikin Industries, Ltd.Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
Imaginary SoundwalkQosmoWe, human beings, can imagine sounds by taking a glance at a photo: A scene of a beach may bring the sound of crashing waves to mind. You may hear sounds of horns and street advertising from a picture of a busy crossing. "Imaginary Soundwalk" is a sound installation focusing on such our unconscious behavior.
In this installation, an AI system trained with hours of video data keeps generating imaginary "soundscape" by selecting the best-matched sound to given scenery from a pre-collected massive environmental sound dataset. Viewers can freely walk around in the soundscape imagined by the AI on Google Street View. A slight gap before playing sounds nudges viewers to imagine by themselves.
By externalizing such synesthetic thinkings as a system, we tried to shed lights on the power of imagination we all have in common.
Concept/Machine Learning: Nao Tokui
UI Design/Programming: Shoya Dozono
Machine Learning: Yuma Kajihara
Network Programming: 2bit
Assistant Programmer: Robin Jungers
Various sound files are used under Creative Commons Licenses. See http://imaginarysoundscape.qosmo.jp/
Speaker Provided by sonihouseRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
Morpho SceneryYoichi OchiaiWhen we observe the scenery, we often ignore the sense of material existence from scenery itself. The components of scenery is obviously material existence, however they reflect or emit the light and the light pass through the transparent air and our eyeballs, the light finally becomes the image on our retina as the couple of two dimensional images. A distant view lacks of three dimensional perception, no doubt, it is the representative image of this transformation process from the material to the image.
Here, we set the analog optics in this scenery, especially between the mater and the image and add the momentum towards the optical device. The momentum in the material world invokes our sense of embodiment and we recalls the materiality of scenery from the observation. The analog optical machine, that transforms distant view as the representative of image, spotlights the the paradox between immaterialness of image and materiality of image via same media instruments. It draws relationship between image and matter, human nature and nature itself.Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
Transform any model to KendamaHasada Hiroki(Digital Nature Group,University of Tsukuba,Yoichi Ochiai Laboratory)Kendama has long been familiar to many people, and its origin is said to be France of the 16th century. The shape of the present Kendama is very limited, but by borrowing the power of the computer, it is possible to make various shapes of kendama. In this method, by optimizing the center of gravity and adjusting the mass so that the 3D model created by the designer can be regarded as a kendama ball, it can be transformed into a Kendama that is easy to play.
Thanks to: Amy Koike, Kazuki Takazawa, Yoichi OchiaiRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
Glass beads displayShinnosuke Ando(Digital Nature Group,University of Tsukuba,Yoichi Ochiai Laboratory)Project to use the retroreflective particles as a proposal for a new aerial display. When you project an image on a retroreflective particles in the air, a clear image appears.
Thanks to: Kazuki Otao, Kazuki Takazawa, Yoichi OchiaiRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
Printed AbsorbentKohei Ogawa(Digital Nature Group,University of Tsukuba,Yoichi Ochiai Laboratory)What is exhibited here is a flower vase and a dip pen made using capillary phenomenon. This flower vase made with the 3D printer has a microstructure, and it absorbs the liquid if its structure contacts the liquid. This liquid transport is due to the capillary phenomenon occurring within its structure. These structures enable the transport of water by capillary phenomenon in the structure.
Conventional flower vase arranges plants from above and waters the plants in the same way. In addition, the dip pen adapts the capillary phenomenon structure to the pen tip and create it using only 3D printers.
Thanks to: Taisuke Ohshima, Yoichi Ochiai, Tatsuya MinagawaRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
Possessed MannequinsRyota Kawamura(Digital Nature Group,University of Tsukuba,Yoichi Ochiai Laboratory)A mannequin exists without life in spite of its isomorphism with human. Therefore, it seems that it stands upright without any emotion in front of people going and leaving. In this project, we sought an experience to breath inorganic mannequins. By looking into the head mounted display, you can share the viewpoint randomly with a certain mannequin. However, you cannot understand which mannequin shares my viewpoint until you grasp your position by looking around. Which mannequin do you possess and where is it seen by anyone? As the result, what kind of emotions do you have? Through this work, it may be possible to catch a glimpse of such deep psychology of human.
Thanks to: Riku Iwasaki, Kazuki Takazawa, Yoichi OchiaiRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
DeepWearNatsumi Kato(Digital Nature Group,University of Tsukuba,Yoichi Ochiai Laboratory)With the development of technology computers are indispensable for various human production activities. However, clothing essential to human beings is still being designed by the former generation of human beings. Therefore, we propose computerized clothing design using Deep Neural Network (DNN). This is a computer learning a specific brand design and presenting a new design with an image to a clothing patterner. From the presented image, the patterner creates a pattern and completes it as a new clothing design. We actually made a series of clothing from computer learning through design, patterning by patterners, costume creation, and created clothing "DeepWear" designed by deep learning.
Thanks to: Hiroyuki Osone, Daitetsu Sato, Naoya Muramatsu and Yoichi OchiaiRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
Unphotogenic LightIppei Suzuki(Digital Nature Group,University of Tsukuba,Yoichi Ochiai Laboratory)Unphotogenic Light projects the light that looks beautiful for human eyes, but cameras of smartphone can't take the photo of that. Screens and objects illuminated by light are Un-photogenic (looking non-attractive in photographs). The afterimage effect of the human eye and the shutter speed of the camera. I focused on the difference in capturing method of time and space. By trying to take photos with your smartphone, you can feel that there is a strong difference between what your device is capturing and what you see with your eyes.
Thanks to: Yoichi OchiaiRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
ENERGY #02 [with LEXUS LC]Akinori Goto (Akinori Goto×LEXUS LC)The human body is capable of exquisite movement, the beauty of which lies not only in the act itself but also in its entanglement with the concept of time.
For this piece, the artist analyzed data from human motions he considered beautiful, and reconstructed them in three-dimensional form. Each frame is seamlessly weaved together in an attempt to give shape to the invisible concept of time, and aims to capture the relationship, qualities, and beauty of time and motion.
The mesh sculpture in mid-air represents a time cluster, and when a beam of light is projected on it, "motion" appears.
The form that extends from the center outward, as if cutting through space, traces the trajectory of human motion, and is designed so impart, upon taking step back for a wider view, an image of a human body in motion.
As with the design of LEXUS vehicles, which conveys the fluid nature of time, similarly imbued is the present work, in the way it captures time’s form, beauty, and qualities. When two like minds embark on a journey together, a new kind of creativity is born.Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
Tangible UniverseAR3Bros.We respect the tangible earth,and we customized the tangible universe also known as the theatre of touchable star.Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
Suckable EarthAR3Bros.We cannot save the earth,but we may be able to suck on the earth.Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
Perfumery OrganTASKO inc.Since sound can be described with low pitch and high pitch, odor of perfumes can be also described as light of heavy.
This “Perfumery Organ” is the world’s first instrument to play a music with odor of perfumes based on the scent scale, which was proposed by the 19th century british scientist Septimus Piesse, who was also known as a perfumer.
Machine design and production: TASKO inc.
Device production: Shunichi Yamamoto (Yamamoto Works Ltd. )
Sound design and supervision: Kenjiro Matsuo (Invisible Designs Lab.), Tsuyoshi Otabe (Invisible Designs Lab.)
Scent design and supervision: Toshifumi Yoshitake (Perfume Design Laboratory)Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
dyebirthnorAn installation work that constantly creates organic patterns through digitally controlled chemical reactions of water, ink and chemical substances. Systematic digital control and unpredictable chemical reactions create patterns that blend together and eventually turn to black, an insipid, lifeless state, reminding us of the diversity and cycle of life.
Planner／Creative Director：Makoto Fukuchi
Hardware Engineer：Satoshi Nakane
Software Engineer：Shuhei Matsuyama
Sound Producer：Yui Onodera
Architect／Experience Designer：Kazuhiro Itagaki
Producer／Project Manager：Shigeyoshi Hayashi
Assembled in halfhalf & TechshopRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
A Tea Space with a SphereShinichi Takemura / Earth Literacy Program(NPO)The Japanese “Art of Life” is embodied in a tea ceremony, or the way of tea, through which we contemplate the whole universe in the void of a small tea bowl (“The Book of Tea” by Tenshin Okakura). The tea ceremony space is designed as a multi-media complex, composed of various items (utensils, hanging scrolls, etc.) which are supposed to imply messages concerning the specific time (season), the theme of gathering, and social/ecological circumstances, to mediate the effective communication between the host and the guest, man and nature.This modern portable tea space designed by Shigeru Uchida, in which a digital globe and smartphone windows connected to various sites around the world (“live” image; each 2-hour time difference from one another) are representing the conditions of our living planet, is a humble step to rejuvenate the concept of traditional tea space for mediation and meditation.
(This exhibit was planned as a set with “The Earth Clock” at ROPPONGI HILS West Walk South, which makes use of 12 globes in its installation. That one begins on February 16th, but please make sure to see both. )
This exhibition is presented in conjunction with Uchida Design Inc, Weathernews Inc, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd, Japan Asia Group Ltd/Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd, AZLAB Inc, Hajime Fukuda, Ajinomoto Co., Inc, JVC Kenwood Corp, and Sony Corp.Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
Immersive Space EntertainmentSony DesignImmersive Space Entertainment concept ushers users into VR environments without the need for any head- or body-mounted devices, transforming experiences into a different dimension. This design-driven concept visualizes future experiences, helping to vision back into the development process. This project is part of ‘Perceptual Experience Project,’ a challenge for Sony Design to stimulate shifts in perception through design and technology.Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
Street DebaterTomo KiharaStreet debating is a new type of job that collects and shares public opinions in exchange for coins. It also serves as an initial viable step for people who wish to discontinue begging by allowing them to earn money in a dignified way to restore their ties to the community in an equal footing. This job also aims to rectify social polarization and break the echo-chambers that we are in so often. What can rectify social polarization is not street protests where one-sided opinions are forced against each other, but a friendly public discussion where people from multiple backgrounds encounter one another. Currently, several street debaters are raising their own debate on the streets around Europe.Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
the Fire Celebration at KuramaYosuke TANIBorn in Kyoto, Japan in 1992. Graduated from Ritsumeikan University in 2015. During undergraduate studies, took drawing lessons at Atelier Rojue. Since 2016, studying at Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School of Film and New Media, Department of Animation.
Sound Design：Misaki HASUO / Rai SATO
Music：Megumu HANAYAMARoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
Reflective EchoWOW × PokémonThis work repeatedly reflects a kaleidoscopic animation by projecting an image onto the base of a mirror coated pyramid. The image, spreading out as though to infinity, welcomes visitors by creating a space that blends truth and falsehood, appearing at times like a flower and at others like a geometric figure.
This work is based off of a work presented by Yoshiokubo, Pokémon, and WOW for "Pokémon loves Fashion at PITTI UOMO", which was a part of "PITTI IMMAGINE UOMO", a men's fashion trade fair that was held in Florence, Italy, in June 2017. Last time we brought the charactor to combine with the world of fashion, but with this work we're seeking to combine with the art world, changing the space by extracting elements of the characters and then reinterpreting and reconstructing them with this visualization and installation art.
WOW × Pokémon
Planner / Director / CG designer : Tatsuki Kondo(WOW)
Producer : Yasuaki Matsui(WOW)
Music Arrangement : Masato Hatanaka
Construction : HAKUTEN
LED Equipment : TelmicRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEWRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
The Earth ClockShinichi Takemura / Earth Literacy Program(NPO)Bucky Fuller who conceived the idea of “Spaceship Earth” once insisted on the necessity of the computerized globe at the UN headquarter, the spherical installation which could represent in real time the present situation of the world to update the decision-making process of international affairs. Still today, however, our imagination is confined in a 2-dimensional map invented in the 16th century. How can we address the gap between our globalized lifestyle and the outdated perspective? Tangible Earth is the world's first interactive digital globe. Using the data constantly updated online, 12 spheres installed in the form of “Earth Clock” dynamically illustrate various aspects of our planet such as current weather, natural disasters, global migration of birds, cross-border transfer of air pollutants, climate change, and the SDGs issues (water-stress, malnutrition, etc.). Designing a “sense-ware” which enhances the feeling of global connectedness is essential to live creatively in the age of the Anthropocene.
This exhibition is presented in conjunction with Uchida Design Inc, Weathernews Inc, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd, Japan Asia Group Ltd/Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd, AZLAB Inc, Hajime Fukuda, Ajinomoto Co., Inc, JVC Kenwood Corp, and Sony Corp.ROPPONGI HILS West Walk SouthROPPONGI HILS West Walk South
Relight ProjectRelight Days 20187 years has passed by since the Great East Japan earthquake in 2011.Starting with a relighting ceremony of the “Counter Void,” that deals with life and death of human-being, Relight days is a 3-day event to think about how we ought to live for the future.Roppongi Hills, KeyakizakaRoppongi Hills, Keyakizaka “Counter Void”
THOUGHT [with LEXUS LS]Akinori Goto (Akinori Goto×LEXUS LS)Japanese sensitivities and traditions have stood the test of time, being passed down for generations. By weaving these together with the latest technology, they take on distinct shapes, and provide us with new discoveries and surprises.
The LEXUS LS series exemplifies a brilliant blend of Japanese tradition and cutting edge technology; it breaks the mold for automobiles and reaffirms a uniquely Japanese ideology and aesthetic. The present work resonates with this concept, and reconstructs Japanese traditions using modern technology.
At its heart is a revolving circular form similar to those found in past toki-series works, and with use of traditional Japanese dance as a motif, it seeks to draw from uniquely Japanese motion and give shape to time itself. What can be learnt through glimpsing into this distinctly Japanese ideology and sense of beauty? This is what it seeks to explore.ROPPONGI HILS Mori Tower 2F, Hills CaféROPPONGI HILS Mori Tower 2F, Hills Café
INVISIBLE BALLIMG SRCThis is an experiential installation that challenges players to catch invisible balls using only the sound of the ball's trajectory. There are two players, defence and attack. The player on the defense is blindfolded and stands on the stage to try to catch the balls on the basis of the sound of the ball approaching, as chosen by the player on the opposite side. This is an inclusive experience for everyone to enjoy, which uses state-of-the-art technology to create a fun and challenging new sport experience.
Dev:Yoshiyuki Saito・Tomoki KimuraRoppongi Hills, Mori Tower 3F, Presentation RoomROPPONGI HILS Mori Tower 3F Presentation Room
Symptom VisualizedAkira WAKITAIn this solo exhibition "Symptom Visualized”, works capturing social phenomena macroscopically are exhibited. He focuses on social phenomena such as ideological conflict, difficult-to-control economic system and accelerated consumer civilization, while using physical and chemical methods as a base. This is also an attempt to skewer natural science and social science from the axis of art. Ambitious works are also exhibited from the aspect of technique: installation exploring contact point between mapping image and junk electronics, work that extends the physicality of liquid crystal display, some spin-off movies from live performance with Tetsuya Komuro at MUTEK / RedBull Music Festival.
©️Akira Wakita,courtesy of Art & Science Gallery Lab Axiom
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The 7th edition, Digital ChocInitiated by the French Institute – Tokyo, Digital Choc is a festival with the ambition to present emerging and established artists and thinkers influenced by the use of new technologies. For the 7th edition, Digital Choc strives to explore the perception of our environment after that human being deeply left his mark on it. The question of our planet’s place in space and its status as the only living environment for the human species have always been a rich subject of inspirations for artists and thinkers. By the use of new technologies, artists are able to renew our relationship with the exploration of the world all around us.
DIGITAL CHOC website
Institut français du Japon–TokyoInstitut français du Japon – TOKYO
DHGS COLLECTION 8 -Monsters Moonlight Metamorphosis-The DHGS COLLECTION is an event to announce the study results of Digital Hollywood University, Graduate School（DHGS）, which could also be called the "culmination of DHGS". In DHGS COLLECTION 8, we focus on the 13th batch of students called Monsters, and their assignment production results such as business plans that incorporate VR, AR, and AI technologies.
Please observe the activities of DHGS that extend to various areas such as fashion, healthcare, and finance.Ochanomizu Sora-city Academia 3FDigital Hollywood University
ELECTRONICOS FANTASTICOS! Electromagnetic RoomEi WadaArtist / Musician, Ei Wada is at the heart of “ELECTRONICOS FANTASTICOS！”, a project to revive outdated electronic devices as electronic musical instruments and perform together with other members in a festival. Since launching in 2015, he has produced 『TV Gamelan』『Sempookin (literally, “electric fan harp”)』『Black Teleringer』, and other devices-turned-instruments. In 2017, he held a revival festival where performers played festival music on old domestic electronic devices and danced the Electromagnetic Bon Odori around a tower in memory of technology. He actively adapts the original functions of electronic devices, converts them into instruments, and spins fantasies as he dreams about native music and its festivals born from city waste. In this MAT, an "Electromagnetic Room" will be available for 2 days, where one can play the instruments and enjoy Ei Wada's live performance.DAIKANYAMA T-SITEDAIKANYAMA T-SITE
The Campus Genius Award (Gakusei CG Contest)The Campus Genius Award (Gakusei CG Contest) honors digital artworks created by students. The continuity of this contest, which is held for the 23st time this year, underpins its important role in Japanese Media Arts. Incorporating expression forms of new media and technology that change with the times, the contest forms a gateway not only for computer graphic artworks, but a wide range of diverse genres. Many past award-winners have also won high acclaim in the Ars Electronica, the Berlin International Film Festival Berlinale and the Japan Media Arts Festival and conduct their activities at the first line of several creative fields of society such as art, design and entertainment.
©CG-ARTS 1995-2018National Museum of Emerging Science and InnovationNational Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
YouFab Global Creative Awards COLLABORATIVE FUTURES -Design, Technology and Art -YouFabGlobal Creative Awards has been collecting works that were created from joining the digital world and physical creation upon the foundation of FAB (digital fabrication). In this year, we were able to see entirely new expressions in areas especially in design, technology, and art, which brought forth numerous exceptional works that were thought to have been impossible until now. 20 winning works from YouFabGlobal Creative Awards 2017 will be displayed at the exhibition.
Creators name: Amy Karle,MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY, Oluwaseyi Sosanya /Sosa Fresh, Kengo Tanaka, Dani Clode, DANIELDEBRUIN, Brett Foxwell and Conor Grebel, Bruce Shapiro / Sisyphus Industries, MUV Interactive,VIVITA, Inc., Thomas Modeen / Architects Independent,Tangible Media Group, MIT Media Lab, Wei-Yu Chen, Nicolas Kisic Aguirre, Kyriaki Goti and Shir Katz, Show Kawabata x Takuto Usami, TAKASHI TERADA, Vase to Pray Project, Ken Nakagaki and Artem Dementyev, Kazuya KawasakiGood Design MarunouchiGood Design Marunouchi
Morpho Scenery in GYREYoichi OchiaiWhen we observe scenery, our senses often ignore the material existence of the scenery itself. Obviously, the components of scenery have a material existence, yet they reflect or emit light, and the light passes through the transparent air and into our eyes, finally becoming a couple of two-dimensional images on the retina. A distant view lacks three-dimensionality, according to our perception, no doubt because a representative image results from this process of transformation from material to vision.
Here, we set the analog optics in the scenery, specifically between the matter and the image, adding momentum towards the optical device. The momentum in the material world invokes a sense of embodiment, and we recall the materiality of scenery from the observation. The analog optical machine, which transforms the distant view as representative image, highlights the paradox of immateriality and materiality of the image via same media instruments. It establishes the relationship between image and matter, human nature, and nature itself.GYREGYRE