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16/01/2014 / CAN Events

Rhizomatiks and Daito Manabe proudly present “Super Flying Tokyo” taking place on February 1st and 2nd, 2014 in Tokyo. Following the previous editions of Flying Tokyo, the new event is growing and inviting internationally acclaimed digital artists to cultivate Tokyo's creative ...
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13/01/2014 / Arduino, Events

YCAM is wrapping their 10th Anniversary InterLab program by showing installations by Ryuichi Sakamoto and Shiro Takatani at the centre. Titled "Art ― Environment ― Life", the exhibition introduces three installations realised with the YCAM InterLab team. One of the projects, the ...
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27/08/2013 / Environment, Objects

Ever since Jürg Lehni's printer mechanic sculptures artists have been inspired to build own mechanical drawing bots. Hektor (with Uli Franke), followed by Rita, Viktor have not only been vertical representations of mechanical drawings devices such as traditional plotters but they have utilised ...
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27/09/2012 / Other, Sound

The following two works Forest and Trees and Dynamics of the Subway are by Japanese artist Keita Onishi. Born in Kamakura in 1980, Keita completed postgraduate studies at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 2006. He is interested in the ...
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29/08/2012 / Arduino

Created by Tokyo based collective "Drawing and Manual", this custom made window display uses traditional split-flap mechanics to communicate Issey Miyake brand to passers-by. 
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27/08/2012 / Events

The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media Arts that honors outstanding works in the four divisions of Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga, as well as providing a platform for appreciation of the works that have won ...
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15/02/2012 / Events, Other

This installation by Seiko Mikami, consisting of three parts, is currently set up in YCAM - Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media. Large number of tentacles-like devices with built-in cameras are placed across a huge wall, while six robotic “search arms” equipped with cameras ...
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22/05/2011 / Featured, Theory

An artist with a background in DJ-ing, electronic music, and visuals for clubs in Japan and now all over the world, Daito Manabe tends to make virtual things real, rather than vice versa. One of the things that I find ...
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06/04/2011 / Arduino, Events, openFrameworks

Particles is the latest installation by Daito Manabe and Motoi Ishibashi currently on exhibit at the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]. The installation centers around a spiral-shaped rail construction on which a number of balls with built-in LEDs and xbee ...
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03/02/2011 / Objects

Developed by Jarashi Suki and the IAMAS Ubiquitous Interaction Research Group in 2009, Esper Domino is a wireless network, connected between the domino blocks allowing them to interact without physical contact. Each block, can fall over when it receives a signal from ...
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31/12/2010 / Profile, Sound

Japan's leading electronic composer Ryoji Ikeda focuses on the minutiae of ultrasonics, frequencies and the essential characteristics of sound itself. His work exploits sound's physical property, its causality with human perception and mathematical dianoia as music, time and space. ...
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20/06/2010 / Events, iOS

ustwo™ recently returned from Tokyo (10th-16th May) after successfully hosting a series of Granimator™ creative workshops in partnership with GASBOOK and Moving Brands, Tokyo. iPad users will have access to a variety of packs from local Tokyo graffiti artist Houxo ...
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10/03/2010 / iOS

Colorendar is a simple diary like calendar app by Mitsuhiro Sugimori (birnimal) where you can color-code every day. Rather than filling endless info on the day just gone by, mark it with a colour instead. You can see the one-month ...
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04/08/2009 / iOS

8Bitone is a Retro 8-bit Synthesizer + Sequencer for the iPhone and iPod Touch. On first glance 8Bitone looks like any other keyboard app for the iPhone. Within about 5 - 10 minutes of playing with some of my many options ...
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26/05/2009 / iOS