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.
Kinya Tagawa (Takram)
Design engineer with expertise in a wide range of fields from hardware, software to interactive arts. His main projects include the UI design for “NS4” of Toyota Motors, prototyping of the Japanese government’s big data visualization system – “RESAS-Regional Economy Society Analyzing System”, and the art direction of “Mimicries” of NHK E-tele. His Japanese input device “tagtype” made the permanent collection at MOMA. Graduated from Department of Information and Communication Engineering, University of Tokyo and has the master’s degree from Royal College of Art, Industrial Design Engineering in the UK. After working for LEADING EDGE DESIGN, he founded his own company which he still works. He is also a visiting professor at Royal College of Art in the UK.
Creative&Technical Director, Rhizomatiks/Media Ambition Tokyo Committee Born in Kanagawa in 1975, Mr. Saito began his career in New York in 2000 after graduating from Columbia University with a Master of Science degree in Advanced Architectural Design (MSAAD). Since then, he has been active in creative work at the Arnell Group, and returned to Japan upon being selected for the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial event. He produces works in the commercial art field which are three-dimensional and interactive while also being based on the firm grounding in logical thought that he cultivated through architecture. Mr. Saito has won numerous international awards at the 2009-2014. He currently serves as Director of Rhizomatiks Co., Ltd., while also lecturing part-time at the Department of Architecture in the Faculty of Science and Technology at Tokyo University of Science. 2013 D&AD “Digital Design” Jury, 2014 Cannes LIONS “Branded Content and Entertainment” jury. Milan Expo Japan pavilion theatre space director, Media Art Director at Roppongi Art Night 2015.Good Design Award 2015 Jury.
Junji Tanigawa ( JTQ Inc. )
谷川 じゅんじ ( JTQ Inc. )
Tanigawa founded space creation consulting firm JTQ Inc. in 2002, providing creative direction for clients to “deliver [their] messages through the medium of space”. He advocates his own spatial development method, “Space Compose”, and his experience design combining environment and situation, gaining much attention from various fields. His major works include Kansei Exhibition at the Palais du Louvre’s Museum of Decorative Arts, Yakushiji Hikari Emaki to commemorate the 1300th anniversary of Heijyokyo, GOOD DESIGN EXHIBITION, and MEDIA AMBITION TOKYO. As of 2016, he has served as the project director for Japan House Los Angeles, appointed by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, a creative director for Kenpoku Art 2016, and so on.