Assistant Professor of University of Tsukuba / BA(Media Arts and Sciences) from University of Tsukuba, 2011, Ph.D (Applied Computer Science) from University of Tokyo 2015 (he got PhD in 2 years: the fastest record).
He is interested in post-pixels multimedia and conducting research towards his vision called “Digital Nature”.
He has been certified to the super creator / genius programmer certification from the Information-Technology Promotion Agency． And received “the World Technology Award 2015”, global media award “Ars electronica award”, and many more.
Inventive artist born on April 18 (Invention Day), 1966. After graduating from Department of Visual Communication Design, Kyushu Institute of Design (presently School of Design, Kyushu University), he worked for a consulting firm. Later, he founded PetWORKs Co., Ltd. which he still works. His works include communication tools like the “exchanging machine of visual and auditory senses” and “PostPet” as well as projects to build the skateboard with jet engine called “AirBoard” and the actual Mowe (Project OpenSky). Many of his works are apparatuses with actual functionality. He has been serving as Associate Professor at Department of Inter-Media, School of Find Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts since October 2010.
Editor-in-Chief for ‘Bijutsu Techo’. Born 1975. Graduate of Faculty of Economics, Keio University. Has been a member of ‘Bijutsu Techo’’s editorial department since 2002, Editor-in-Chief since 2008. Also holds post as Editor-in-Chief for ‘Bijutsu Techo Global Edition’ founded in 2015, and online art news site, ‘Bitecho’.