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iTokyo2010 : Touch Light Through the Leaves

I will demonstrate "Touch Light Through the Leaves: A Tactile Display for Light and Shadow" at iTokyo 2010 at MeSci (Odaiba, Japan) from August 24th and 25th, 2010.

August 20th, 2010

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SIGGRAPH 2010 Emerging Technologies : Touch Light Through the Leaves

I will demonstrate "Touch Light Through the Leaves: A Tactile Display for Light and Shadow" at SIGGRAPH 2010 Emerging Technologies at Los Angeles Convention Center from July 25th to 29th, 2010.

You can feel something good when light falls through the trees into the upturned palms of your hands. With this visual-tactile display, users can sense that light and feel the transition between light and shadow.

Touch Light Through the Leaves consists of a camera and 85 vibration units. The camera detects light and shadow, and the vibration units, controlled via image processing and vibration motors, change those inputs into tactile sensations. The display is palm-sized, so it can be used anywhere under various conditions.

People who have experienced this display report weird, new sensations. In their daily lives, light and shadow are perfectly ordinary, but when they feel light and shadow directly on their palms, they are "touched" by light for the first time.

Kunihiro Nishimura, Yasuhiro Suzuki, Michitaka Hirose, "Touch Light Through the Leaves: A Tactile Display for Light and Shadow", SIGGRAPH 2010 Emerging Technologies, Los Angeles, 2010.

July 18th, 2010

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Openhouse at Hongo and Komaba Campus(RCAST)

We will have an openhouse and lab explanations at both Hongo and Komaba campus in two weeks. We have our room at Hongo campus and Komaba campus (RCAST), so we will have some demonstrations as a open campus. Please come and see our demos.

- Hongo Campus: OpenLab as a opencampus of Department of Mechano-Infomatics, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
--> May 28th, 2010, 13:00-15:00 at Engineering Building #2, 83C1 room, The University of Tokyo

- Hongo Campus: Lab Explanation (Poster Exhibition) at a symposium of Emerging Design and Informatics Course, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Sciences, The University of Tokyo
--> May 30th, 2010, 13:00-18:00 at Fukutake Hall, The University of Tokyo

- Komaba Campus: OpenLab as a opencampus of RCAST, The University of Tokyo
--> June 4th and 5th, 2010, 10:00-17:00 at Building #13, B1F, Room 010 and Building #4, 1F.

- Hongo Campus: Lab Explanation (Poster Exhibition) at a explanation of Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Sciences, The University of Tokyo
--> June 12th, 2010, 13:00-17:00 at Fukutake hall, The University of Tokyo

May 25th, 2010.

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Book of Digital Public Art project will be published on March 22, 2010

A book about Digital Public Art will be published on March 22, 2010. The contents is about the exhibition "Digital Public Art in Haneda Airport 'AirHarbor' -please watch your step-" last year. There are explanations and photos of 19 artworks, students interviews, professors interviews, talks by technical producer(Dr. Nishimura) and art dicrector(Mr. Suzuki), and so on. It is fully bilingual (both English and Japanese) and photos by Mie Morimoto.

Title: 『Digital Public Art Project 空気の港〜テクノロジー×空気で感じる新しい世界〜』
On sale: 22 March, 2010
2000 yen + tax / Book dimension: A4(special) (280×195mm) / 160 pages / Publisher: Bijutsu huppan-sha, Ltd.
Author: JST CREST “Technology to Create Digital Public Art” Project, the University of Tokyo
   Michitaka Hirose, Kiyoharu Aizawa, Takeshi Naemura, Toshihiko Yamasaki, Tomohiro Tanikawa, Makoto Iida, Yasuhiro Suzuki, Kunihiro Nishimura, Tomoko Ohtani, Tomoko Hashida, and Keiko Kamojo
Photo: Mie Morimoto
Design: TAKAIYAMA Inc. (Hideyuki Yamano, Kyoko Tanaka)

March 13th, 2010.

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4 artworks from AirHarbor are exhibited at Museum of Contemporary Tokyo of Art until March 22nd, 2010.

In the Digital Public Art Project, 5 artworks from AirHarbor are exhibited at the exhibition "Ars Electronica - 30 years for Art and Media technology" at Museum of Contemporary Tokyo of Art from Feburary 2nd to March 22nd, 2010. 5 artworks are following:

Feb 3rd, 2010.

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Video of AirHarbor is exhibited at the 13th Japan Media Arts Festival until Feb. 14th, 2010.

Video of AirHarbor is exhibited at the 13th Japan Media Arts Festival until Feb. 14th, 2010. There is an advanced technology showcase booth where the video is shown. This exhibition is supported by JST CREST "Foundation of technology supporting the creation of digital media contents" project.

Movie of the "AirHarbor" Project" with Prof. Hirose's Interview

Movie of the "AirHarbor" Project" with Prof. Hirose's Interview

Feb 3rd, 2010.

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4 artworks from AirHarbor exhibition are extended until Jan. 11th, 2010.

Digital Public Art in Haneda Airport : AirHarbor held from October 9th, 2009 to November 3rd, 2009. Four artworks are extended their exhibition until Jan. 11th, 2010 because of good reputations. Please enjoy the artworks at the Haneda Airport. This exhibition is supported by JST CREST "Creation of Digital Public Art" project.

In this project, I worked as a technical producer. I did negotiation, coodination, design, prototyping, experiments, logistics, management, financial management, and so on. I collaborated with Mr. Yasuhiro Suzuki, artist, and Ms. Keiko Kamijo, editor.

PR movie of the "AirHarbor" Project"

Introduciton of the AirHarbor Project

Artwork Introduction Movie : Bird of Luggage

Artwork Introduction Movie : Constellation of Departure

Artwork Introduction Movie: Archi/e Machina

Nov 27th, 2009.

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Digital Public Art in Haneda Airport : AirHarbor

Digital Public Art in Haneda Airport : AirHarbor held from October 9th, 2009 to November 3rd, 2009. I am a technical producer of the exhibition. This exhibition is held as a five-years project summary of JST CREST "Creation of Digital Public Art" project. We are challenging to extend media technology into public place. Please enjoy the exhibition!

October 7th, 2009.

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"Sharelog::F" is now on exhibition at the Shinjuku Takashimaya

We are exhibiting "Sharelog::F" at the Sinjuku Takashimaya Timessquare 12F Restranspark square. Please interact it with PASMO and Suica.

June 28, 2008

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My paper List is Updated

Happy New Year. The list of my papers is updated.

January 18th, 2008.

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IJARC/ACCV Joint International Symposium on Computer Vision 2007

I have an presentation at IJARC/ACCV Joint International Symposium on Computer Vision at Komaba II Research Campus, The University of Tokyo, on November 18th, 2007. I will talk about "Information Visualization of Past Working History for Data Analysis".

November, 5th, 2007

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OpenBio 7 at Apple Store Ginza

I have an presentation at Apple Store Ginza in OpenBio 7th Meeting on October 17th, 2007.

October, 12th, 2007

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Bioinformatics Seminar at Kazusa DNA Research Institute

I will have a presentation at Kazusa DNA Research Institute as the Bioinformatics Seminar on September 28th, 2007. I will talk about an analysis of human genome copy number and visualization with virtual reality technology.

September, 22th, 2007

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I got Microsoft Innovation Award 2007

I got Microsoft Innovation Award 2007. I appreciate to have a chance to study this time. I would like to do more innovative research enoough to help everyone.

Microsoft Innovation Award 2007
Microsoft Innovation Award 2007 -- Best Academic Research Award
Innovation Japan 2007 : Innovation Award
Innovation Japan 2007 (news)

September, 21th, 2007

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I exhibit at Innocation Japan 2007

I exhibit at Innovation Japan 2007. Innovation Japan is held at Tokyo International Forum from September 12th to 14th. Please come to visit us.

September, 12th, 2007

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I moved to Cyber Interface Lab

I moved to Cyber Interface Lab from Genome Science lab as an assistant professor. My lab is in Hongo campus. I will study about rich data information visualization and its interfaces.

April, 11th, 2007

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Copy Number Variation (CNV) project was published from Nature

The copy number variation (CNV) project was published from Nature. Our research group was member of international consortium and revealed copy number variations by analyzing 270 persons' genomes.

More information is in the lab sites (LSBM and genome science division).

November 27, 2006

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Renewal

My web site is renewal. Unfortunately, my old web site data was missed because of the web server's RAID was broken. Thus, I reconstructed my web site with new design.

The design is used from open design web (http://www.openwebdesign.org/).

September, 2006

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Moved to Genome Science Lab

I moved to Genome Science Lab, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo, from April 2006. I started new study and collaboration in this labratory.

April 3, 2006

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Graduated

I graduated from the University of Tokyo on March, 2006. I got Ph.D in engineering.

March 31, 2006

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English Page

I made English version web site.

May 3, 2004

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