Faculty

Associate professor

Lecturer

Project professor

  • Atsuhito Sekiguchi

Part-time lecturer

  • Fuminori Akiba
  • Andreas Schneider
  • Keiichi Irie
  • Kenji Kumasaka
  • Yukiko Shikata
  • Tomoko Tagawa
  • Dominick Chen
  • Hide Nakaya
  • Yasuhito Nagahara
  • Masahiko Furukata
  • Hisashi Muroi
  • Hiroshi Yoshioka

Honorary president

  • Itsuo Sakane

Professor emeritus

  • Tadashi Yokoyama

Shigeki Yoshida

President | Professor
E-mail :
shige@iamas.ac.jp

Born in Ogaki, Gifu Prefecture in 1962. His specialty is computer networks. He has been engaged in things like the WIDE Project since before the dawning of the internet, working with ultradispersion information retrieval and autonomous data distribution as his themes. During that period, he was also involved with the construction of network systems at educational institutions and administrational organizations. In recent years, his main activities have included educational enlightenment and community construction, as well as the social application of IT.

Affiliated Projects

Education

Toyohashi University of Technology Graduate School, Architectural Engineering (1986)
Toyohashi University of Technology, Engineering Department, Architectural Engineering (1984)

Employment

Tokyo University, Industrial Technology Research Facility, Assistant (1991-97)
CSK Co. (1986-91)

Academic Societies/Associations

Information Processing Society of Japan, The Virtual Reality Society of Japan, WIDE PROJECT

Books

Internet Drifter’s Tale Ohmsha [1994]
Introductory IPv6 Gijutsu-Hyohron Co. [1999]
Introductory Gigabit Ethernet Gijutsu-Hyohron Co. [2000]
Introduction to TCP/IP Shoeisha [2001]

Translation/Editing

"Motif Programming Manual" SoftBank [1993]
TCP/IP for WindowsNT Shoeisha [1998]

Activities

Gifu Innovation Center, Administrator
Member of various high school committees in Gifu

Masahiro Miwa

Professor | Dean
E-mail :
mmiwa@iamas.ac.jp

A musical composer. He has presented a great number of works with algorithmic composition, a method of composition that utilizes computers. He has won 1st place in the 10th The IRINO PRIZE, 1st place in the 14th Concorso Internationale Luigi Russoro, won the 14th Akutagawa Award for Music Composition, and the 2010 Minister of Edcuation Award for Fine Arts (Development of the Arts Division), in addition to many other awards. In 2007, his “Reverse Simulation Music” won the Golden Nica Award in the Digital Music Division of the Ars Electronica.

Education

Berlin University of the Arts, Music Composition
Robert Schumann Music College, Diplom (Bachelor’s Degree)

Employment

Robert Schumann Music College, Part-time Lecturer
Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Part-time Lecturer

Academic Societies/Associations

IPSJ Special Interest Group on MUSic and computer
Japanese Society for Electronic Music
The Japan Federation of Composers Incorporated
German Copyright Association

Major Works

Opera "The New Era" [2000]
Installation "Matarisama Doll" [2003]
Orchestral "Bolero by Muramatsu Gear Engine" [2003]

Literary Works

"Music Theory of the Computer Age" [1995]

CD

ROTKÄPPCHEN-BEGLEITER [1995]
GESÄNGE DES OSTENS [1998]
Ascending End of the Century Music (Series) [1999]
New Era Believer Song Collection [2001]
Silhouette of Words, or Alleluia [2001]

Awards

Honorable Mention, Hambacher International Music Composition Competition [1985]
1st Place, 10th The IRINO PRIZE [1989]
2nd Place, Music Today Composition Contest [1991]
1st Place, 14th Luigi Russoro International Music Competition [1992]
Akutagawa Music Composition Award for Orchestral “Bolero by Muramatsu Gear Engine” [2004]
Golden Nica Award for “Reverse-Simulation Music” at the Prix ARS Electronica, Digital Music Division Grand Prix [2007]
Honorary Mention for “Thinking Machine” (joint work) at the Prix ARS Electronica, Hybrid Art Division [2008]
Honorary Mention for “Le Tombeau de Freddie / L’Internationale” (joint work) at the Prix ARS Electronica, Digital Music Division [2009]

Tomoko Kanayama

Professor | Director of the RCIC
E-mail :
kanatomo@iamas.ac.jp

Born in Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture. Her main research themes are regional community, communication, the empowerment of citizens and media. Recently, she has been working on the design to insert the design, art and manufacturing of IAMAS into the regional society and thereby create new needs. Her main literary works include Community Media (Keio University Press), NPO no media senryaku (GAKUBUNSHA), and Netto jidai no shakai kankei shihonkeisei to shimin ishiki (Keio University Press) among others. In March 2014, she is planning on publishing Chiisana rajiokyoku to komyunithi no saisei~311 kara 962 nichi no kiroku, which consolidates the two and a half year investigation of the Great East Japan earthquake.

Education

Keio University, Economics Department, Bachelor’s [1994]
Ohio University, School of Communication Studies, Master’s [1996]
Syracuse University, School of Information/Informatics, Master’s [1997]
Ohio University, School of Communication Studies (Mass Communications), PhD [2003]

Employment

PONY CANYON INC [1981-1983]
Mitsubishi Corporation [1985-1987]
L’enfant, Representative Director [1987-1994]
Ohio University, Assistant [1999-2003]
Keio University Media Communication Research Laboratory, Assistant Professor [2004-2007]
Komazawa University, Global Media Studies Department, Associate Professor/Professor [2007-2012]

Academic Associations

International Communications Society
American Association of Journalism & Mass Communication
International Media Communications Society
The Japan Society for Socio-Information Studies
Japanese Mass Communication Society
Japan NPO Research Association
The Japan Society of Island Studies

Literary Works

“Media Strategy of NPOs – Lessons from American NPOs that advance while worrying” Gakubunsha (2005)
“Easy introduction to mass communications – Guidelines to citizen dispatchers” (Co-writer) Keisoshobo (2005)
“Community Media – Community FM connects regions” Keio University Press (2007)
“The world image of TV news – The reality created by foreign related press” (Co-writer) Keisoshobo (2007)
“Social capital formation and citizen awareness of the net age” (Co-writer) Keio University Press (2007)
“Anatomy of TV news: Media literacy of a visual age” (Co-writer) Shin-yo-sha (2008)
“Public access of the net age” (Co-writer) Sekaishisosha Co., Ltd. (2011)
“The world of public communication” (Co-writer) Hokuju Press (2011)

Activities

Chiba Prefecture Collaboration Promotion Committee, Member (2005-2008)
Chiba Prefecture Earthquake Damage Estimation, Investigation, and Examination Committee, Member (2007-2009)
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications “Panel on the state of multi-media broadcast services for mobile devices”, Founding member (2007-2008)
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications “Regional computerization advisor” (2007-2011)
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications “Research society for the future of radio and region information media”, Founding member
Plan Japan Foundation, Director (2010-)
Intelligence Community Forum, Analyst (2010-)

Masahiro Kobayashi

Professor | Library Director
E-mail :
masahiro@iamas.ac.jp

Born in Tokyo Metropolis in 1959. After settling himself at the apexes of medicine, philosophy and art, he has developed a unique body theory. He cross-disciplinarily examines the body as seen from medical history and medical anthropology, classical theatre (kabuki, bunraku, Noh, and rakugo), and modern thought (particularly formative culture). He holds various lectures on kabuki and rakugo in various locations.

Education

Saitama University, Chemistry Department (1984)
Osaka University, Medical Research Doctorate (1992)

Employment

Kyoto University of Art and Design, Professor (2004)

Academic Societies/Associations

Kabuki Society、Japanese Society for Dance Research
The Japan Society for Comparative Dance Studies
The Japan Academy for Health Behavioral Science

Articles

"Louise Bourgeois ~ The Conformity of the Opposition" [1998]
"One Zero ~ Ogai’s Medical Science in the Future" [1998]
"Self-expression as 'healing'" [2001]
"The Face of Another ~ Overcoming guilt" [2002]
"The Woman in the Dunes ~ Alibi of Existence" [2004]
The grammar of journals written while battling illness [2007]
Physiology of the Body/Physiology of the Mind ~ A paper on Ota Shogo [2009]

Books

Medical Anthropology (joint translation) Libro Port [1987]
The outlook on “illness” (joint authorship) Medica Publishing [1989]
The current form of papers on illnesses Seikyusha [1993]
Dialogues of Medical Wisdom (joint authorship) Jimbun Shoin [1995]
Clinical Study of Art Showado [1999]

Activities

"The possibility of art physiology" The Japanese Society for Aesthetics National Convention [1998]
"Body Comparison ~ From the Classics to the Future" Kabuki Society [2004]
"Yachiyo Inoue ~ An Evening of Kyomai" Kyoto Performing Arts Center [2005]

Masayuki Akamatsu

Professor
E-mail :
aka@iamas.ac.jp
Web :
http://akamatsu.org/

A media artist, born in Hyogo Prefecture in 1961. Graduated from the Kyoto City University of Arts Graduate School of Arts with a doctorate in art. He creates interactive music and visual works, and in recent years, with the theme of mobility and reality, he has been studying the influence technology has on people and society through his creations. His representative works include "Max Textbook" and "iOS Textbook" for books, “Banner” and “Sekai Camera (Tonchidot)” for apps, and “Uroboros Torch” for installations.

Education

Kyoto City University of Arts, Art Research Department, Ph. D (2005) Kobe University, Culture Department, Psychology (1984)

Employment

Kobe City Hall, Case Worker (1997)

Books

Multi-media Programming BNN [1993]
Magical Max Tour D-Art [1996]
Cocoa+Java Kobunsha [2001]
TRANS Max EXPRESS Rittor Music [2001]
Mac OS X Pocket Reference Gijutsu-Hyohron Co. [2003]
2061:Max Odyssey Rittor Music [2006]
iPhone SDK Textbook Cocoa Touch Programming, The First Step Shuwa System [2009]

Installation

"World Remix" Xebec Hall [1997]
"incubator" Xebec Hall [1999]
"Time Machine!" ICC, etc. [2002-2004]
"Robotic Music" Xebec Hall [2003]
"Golden Numbers" Olympic Museum, etc [2005]
"ATOMxGALAXIES" W Hotel, etc [2007]

Performances

"ManMade" Barton Hall [1996-1998]
"Leibniz a-go-go" Xebec Hall [1999]
"pray for rain" Media Art Festival [2001]
"Grand Pianissimo" Art Port, ETC. [2002-2003]
"Carl Stone+Masayuki Akamatsu Duo" SuperDeluxe, etc. [2003]
"Aesop's Fables" MSSOHKAN Gallery [2005]
"Earthern Bodies" Hyogo Performing Arts Center [2007]
"Alice After That" Fukuoka Civic Hall [2007]
"Snowflakes" Shanghai eArts Festival, etc. [2008]

Activities

"DSP Summer School/DSP Super School" IAMAS, etc [1999-2004]
DecorReality etc. iPhone Application [2007-]

Yasuhiko Ando

Professor
E-mail :
ad@iamas.ac.jp

A contemporary artist, born in Shiga Prefecture in 1953. Has been creating installations that adapt well-known stories as part of the art unit “KOSUGI+ANDO” since 1983. Since the 90s, he has actively assimilated computer-controlled images and objects into his art works, and, through those works, ponders the influence that technology exerts on our lives. Also, along with creating works, he has also worked as the director for “SKIN DIVE – Open the Circuit to the Senses” (Kyoto Art Center, 1999) and the Ogaki Biennale 2013.

Affiliated Projects

Education

Kyoto University, Bio-physics (1977)
Kyoto City University of Arts, Western Painting (1981)

Employment

Seikei University, Art Department, Design Course, Professor (2003-2007)
Seian College of Art and Design, Design Course, Assistant Professor (1994-2003)
Kyoto East Municipal School for Special Needs, Teacher (1986-91)
Kyoto University of Education-Special Needs School, Teacher (1981-86)

Academic Societies/Associations

The Virtual Reality Society of Japan

Literary Works

「BEACON piece or about the process in piece production」
Information Design Series Volume 6 『The Space of Information & Changing Expressions』[Kadokawa Shoten 2000]
「The Space which Creates」『《Crisis of the Heart & Clinical Wisdom》III Transfiguration of Reality? – Body/Media/Image』[Shin-yo-sha 2002]

Works

“Breathwork” Collaboration Art Exhibition, Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art [1999]
"BEACON" Chukyo University C Square [1999]
Techno Landscape, ICC [2001]
"STOLEN BODIES" Art and Medicine, ICC [2001]
“BEACON 2004” Osaka Seikei University Faculty of Art and Design Space B [2004]
“Circulation” Breathwork of the World, Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art [2005]
“KOSUGI+ANDO: Dream of the Forest -To the Forest of Memories” Aomori Contemporary Art Centre [2006]
“Chronograph” Luce Verde, Matsuyama [2006]

Exhibitions

“SKIN DIVE –Open the Circuit to the Senses” Art Festival “Kyoto” [1999]
“Channel –n -Waterway to the Multilayer World” Kyoto Art Center [2000]

Shigeru Kobayashi

Professor
E-mail :
mayfair@iamas.ac.jp
Web :
https://www.facebook.com/yapan.org

Works on the development of “Gainer” and “Arduino Fio”, open source tool kits that connect computer screens with the physical world that people can see, touch and feel. While participating in the “Maker movement”, a movement that stimulates people’s fundamental desire to “make something” and share that joy, and following his belief that by changing the relationship from manufacturer and consumer to “maker” and user we can aim for a richer world, he is currently working on activities that will become the catalyst for that.

Research Areas

Interaction design
Physical computing

Education

Hiroshima University, Integrated Science Department, Integrated Science (1993)

Employment

Roland Co. (1993-2004)

Academic Societies/Associations

ACM
Information Processing Society of Japan

Literary Works

"+ GAINER" Ohmsha [Co-authorship - 2008]
"Making Things Talk" O' Reilly Japan [Translation Supervisor - 2008]

Articles

"GAINER : A Reconfigurable I/O Module and Software Libraries for Education" NIME 2006.Paris, France [2006]
"LIFT-THE-FLAP: A toolkit to realize interactive paper
books" UIST 2006 [2006]

Activities

"GAINER" NTT Intercommunication Center [Co-production - 2006]
"Gainer Kaidan" NTT Intercommunication Center[Co-production - 2007]
"Physical Computing Workshop" NTT Intercommunication Center, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media, etc [2006-]
"Development of a Prototyping Tool Kit 'Funnel'" Exploratory Software Creation Project [2007]

Awards

"Genius Programmer/Super Creator" Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japan (IPA) [2007]

Takahiro Kobayashi

Professor
E-mail :
kobayasi@iamas.ac.jp
Web :
http://www.iamas.ac.jp/~kobayasi

Born in Gifu Prefecture in 1969. He has a doctorate in research on fruit harvesting systems that pair together position measurement technology that uses image processing, and soft robot hand mechanisms. In recent years, while developing devices for disabled people and those that are not proficient with IT, he has been conducting trials with agricultural themes. After realizing a dead-end in the small scale (general scale in Japan) rice cultivation, his immediate concern is to aim for the implementation of sustainable farming by doing things such as establishing agricultural facilities equipped with solar power generation in farmlands.

Education

Gifu University, Digital Information Systems Engineering, Ph.D (1997)
Gifu University, Digital Information Engineering, Ph.D track Master’s Degree (1994)
Gifu University, Engineering Department, Digital Information Engineering Course (1992)

Employment

Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences, Assistant (2001),
Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences, Assistant Lecturer (2003)
International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences, Assistant (1997)

Academic Societies/Associations

The Virtual Reality Society of Japan, Human Interface Society, The Institution of Professional Engineers, Japan

Articles

“Application and Research in Relation to the Control of a Robot that Utitlizes Visual Feedback” Doctoral dissertation [1997]
「Info.Table: Realisation of Embedded Intelligence」Human-Computer Interaction [2001]
「Real-scale Spline Curve Manipulation System」The Virtual Reality Society of Japan [2003]
“Development of a Small Rover (AIGAMO ROBOT) to Assist Organic Culture in Paddy Fields” ROBOMEC [2007]
“Ototenji ~ Social roles of media art~” TVRSJ07
“Development & Production of a Head-mounted Projective Display” VRSJ07
「Examination of Mixed Reality System Devoted for
Outdoor Contents as Artistic Presentation」VSMM07
“Expansion of Tactile Graphics Expression by Applying Thermal Sensation” VRSJ08, VSMM09
「Tangible 3D Interface for Sound Manipulation」VSMM08
“Electric Mail Interface for IT Beginners” HI09

Activities

「Info.Table Exhibition」Tokyo [2001]/South Korea [2002]/Brazil [2002]/Austria [2003]
“Interactive Image System (System Design Fabrication)” Mitsuo Aida Museum [2003]
“Research related to the sophistication of agriculture” [2002~]
“Collaborative development of a sound device for infants” [2006]
"Collaborative development of an electric mail system that emphasizes operability” [2007]

Nobuya Suzuki

Professor

Born in Tokyo in 1969. The subject of his research is prototype creation related to media and products that utilize information and communication technology and it’s interaction design or service design. His activities cross multiple disciplines, such as art, design and engineering, and he displays those activities at exhibitions while managing said exhibitions.” His work “Three Men Three Legs” won an award at the Prix Ars Electronica 96, and his “A Project of Multimedia Installation for Hon’ami Koetsu” won the highest award in the Exhibition Event Division of the Multimedia Grand Prix 2000.

Affiliated Projects

Education

Keio University, Graduate School, Politics and Media (1996)
Keio University, Environmental Informatics Department, Environmental Informatics (1994)

Employment

Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences, Assistant (2001-04), Lecturer (2004-07)
Tokyo University, Advanced Science and Technology Center, Collaborative Researcher (2000-Present)
International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences, Instructor (1996-2001)

Academic Societies/Associations

Information Processing Society of Japan
The Virtual Reality Society of Japan
Human Interface Society
The Institute of Electronics
Information and Communication Engineers
ACM
IEEE

Works

"Three Men Three Legs" ArsElectronica [1996]
"the happy medium" PDAS [1998]
“Hon’ami Koetsu Multimedia Exhibition System” Philadelphia Museum of Art [2000]
"co-draw" Miraikan Permanent Exhibition [2002-]
“Ettiquete Archive Project” Metropolitan Museum of Art [2003], Shimane Art Museum [2004]
"Rotary Images" Minatomirai Sta. [2004]
"Karakuri Block" DAF [2004-2006]

Articles

Marking verification via mapping of real space in the HOBO System, DiCoMo [2002]
Block shaped display interface -Karakuri Block-, Interaction 2005 [2005]
Networked Equilibrium Sharing System "Blance Seat", ACM SIGCHI ACE 2005 [2005]
Ptolemy, a multi-projection system that uses a mobile mirror, IPSJ, Interaction 2007 [2007]
The Differences in a Dialog Found in Group and Study of Evaluation, IPSJ, FIT2007 [2007]
Network-mediated System for Sharing a Virtual Body among Three Users, "Three men three legs", VRSJ [2007]

Masami Hirabayashi

Professor
E-mail :
hrr@iamas.ac.jp

Born in Nagano Prefecture in 1964. Sponsor for the NxPC.Lab. His research field is communication systems and real-world interface interaction. Beginning with web structural analysis and positional information based research/works, in recent years he has been conducting research on systems for enhancing musical experiences. Building on his experience at countless club events, under the name of the NxPC.Lab, he has been conducting possible and practical developments at music venues by holding club events.

Education

Kobe University, Graduate School, Natural Sciences Research, Ph. D (2004)
Tsukuba University, Graduate School, Deapartment of Science and Engineering, Informatics (1989)

Employment

Keio University, Environmental Information Facility, Researcher (1994-96)
Ricoh Software Research Office (1989-94)

Academic Societies/Associations

Information Processing Society of Japan
ACM
The Virtual Reality Society of Japan
Human Interface Society

Articles

“Design of Real-Time Media Server” Information Processing Society of Japan Computer System Symposium [1993]
“Semantic Webpage Scoring Based on Intention of Hyperlinks” Information Processing Society of Japan Journal: Database (TOD16) [2002]
"Scoring Web Pages with Social Credibility in a Hypertext Environment" 9th ICEIS [2003]
CCCity Game: Utilizing Photos as Location -aware Inter face, 15th VSMM [2009]

Works

CCCity, Ogaki Biennale [2006]
CCCity Game, Ogaki Biennale [2008]
CCCity Remix, Ogaki Biennale [2010]

Activities

Interactive Internet Hook-up in Clubs [1995-]
Grand Prix for Techniques/Applications/Expressions Related to Java, Expressions Division Head [1997-1999]
Music Event Metamorphose, Internet Link-up/Venue Decoration [2000-]

Shinjiro Maeda

Professor
E-mail :
maeda@iamas.ac.jp
Web :
http://maedashinjiro.jp/

Born in Osaka in 1969. He continues to present various works – including movies, video art and documents – at film festivals and exhibitions. Collaborating with artists from theatre, art and other areas, he actively proceeds with plans for exhibitions. He has been directing the DVD label SOL CHORD since 2005. His web movie project “BETWEEN YESTERDAY & TOMORROW” won the Excellence Award in the Art Division of the 16th Japan Media Arts Festival.

Education

Kyoto Seika University-Graduate School, Art Research Course (1994)

Employment

Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences, Associate Professor (2005-)
International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences, Assistant Professor (2004)
International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences, Lecturer (1997-2003)
Yellow Two Co. (1994-96)

Major Works

I do sambo, thinking of Chuya [2006]
日々 "hibi" 13 full moons [2005]
PROJECT OF SHEPHRD [1999, 2002, 2004]
on02,03 [2003]
on [2000]

Literary Works

日々 "hibi"13 full moons (DVD) Nard, Over Clouded [2008]
Pahnelo, Art in Nepal Bijutsu Shuppan-sha [2007]
Joint Work – Chuya’s words as image (DVD) YCAM [2007]
Joint Work - on (DVD) Nard, Over Clouded [2005]

Projects

Regenerated Skin Texture II / Toyota Municipal Museum of Art Gallery [2009]
SOL CHORD SCREENING Deep Reflection / ZAIM [2008]
IAMAS Contemporary Music Concert / Suitopia Center [2008]
IAMAS in Tokyo [ Meditation Media ] / Spiral Garden [2007]

Major Presentations

Treasure City / Shinjuku Kabuki-cho Cine-city Square
Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival [2009, 2007, 2005]
Urban Perception / Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo
POKET FILMS FESTIVAL in Japan / Tokyo University of the Arts
northern state Maeda Shinjiro Short Collection / [FINNEGANS WAKE]1+1
「IMAGINARY CHUYA」 / Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media
Visions du Reel international film Festival (Switzerland)
「日々"hibi"13 full moons」with music / UPLINK
Videojournal.2 / LA CASA ENCENDIDA (Spain)
Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival 2005 / Yamagata-shi Central Community Center AZ
Art Channel Towada Vol.3 / Towada-shi
KYOTO CREATORS MEETING-2 / Kyoto Art Center
Etats geneaux du film documentaire / ardrehe images Lussas (France)
KYOTO × AMSTERDAM -New Directions / Smart cinema (Holand)
ONE SEANE INOUE SHINTA + MAEDA SHINJIRO / Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
24th Hong Kong International Film Festival / Hong Kong Art Centre (Hong Kong)
ARSENAL Japanese Independents Film & Video / Patsdam SONY CENTER
At the Berlinale '99~New Cinema from Japan/Berlinale '99 (Germany)
13th Takasaki Film Festival / Takasaki City Gallery Core Hall
Vanishing points / ICA (England)
Art Film Festival / Aichi Arts Center
ART DOCUMENTARY '98 / Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art

Akitsugu Maebayashi

Professor
E-mail :
maebayashi@iamas.ac.jp

He has presented works that, by treating “auditory senses” and “sound” as an interface between the body and environment, and technologically interposing them, reevaluates our perception. Currently, he is positioning and creating a “work” as a device to evoke imagination towards the connection between body and place, and reconnect the two. His representative works include “AUDIBLE DISTANCE”, “Sonic Interface”, “A Piece for Metronome and Anechoic Room”, and “103.1dB”, among others.

Education

Nagoya University of Arts, Art Department, Model Design Course (1999-2002)
Sophia University, Foreign Languages Department, English Course (1988)

Employment

Kyoto University of Art and Design, Film and Dance Department, Film Art Course, Assistant Professor (2004-05)
Interfaculty Image and Sound (Netherlands), Guest Researcher (dispatched by Ministry of Culture, 2003-04)
Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences, Artist in Residence (2002-2003)

Exhibition

ICC Biennale ICC [1997]
CyberArts 98 OK Center Linz [1998]
The 5th Dutch Electronic Art Festival V2 Rotterdam [2000]
[I/0] white room Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo [2000]
[I/0] distant place ICC anechoic room [2001]
A sense that is called “reality” Mixed Media Shizuoka [2003]
Futuresonic04 Manchester [2004]
Invisible Pallazo delle Papesse Siena [2004]
Art meets Media: adventures in perception ICC [2005]
Possible Futures: Japanese postwar art and technology, ICC [2006]
SONAR2006 Barcelona [2006]
John Cage 100th anniversary Countdown Event, The National Museum of Art, Osaka [2007]
3rd Nanjing Triennial, Nanjing Museum [2008]
Open Space 2009, ICC [2009]

Awards

Runner-up, ICC Biennale 97 [1997]
Honorary Mention, ARS Electronica 98 Interactive Art Division [1998]
Ishida Foundation Honorary Mention in Art [2000]

Work Storage

NTT Intercommunication Center (ICC)/ Audible Distance [1998-]

Kyo Akabane

Associate professor

Putting his focus on interaction design, he does research on expressions that use technology. Also, as a member of Generative Idea Flow, he deals with research on the development of workshops that handle media expressions and the archive process for sharing that content. For his main activities, he has “Pina” (Ag Ltd.) and “Media art and expression foundations workshop”(Agency for Cultural Affairs Project to support for the nurturing of media arts creators).

Affiliated Projects

Education

Royal College of Arts, Master of Arts (RCA, 2001)
International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences, Art and Media Lab (1998)
Tokyo Zokei University, Design Department (1996)

Employment

Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences, Assistant (2002-08), Lecturer (2008-Present)

Academic Societies/Associations

Japan Society for the Science of Design (JSSD)

Articles

“Development and practice of a prototyping method for the creation of working models” (JSSD) [2009]

Works

Desktop Sequencer [1996]
Video sink [2000]
Object Oriented [2001]
Video sink2 [2003]
T.A.P.S [2007]

Activities/Exhibitions/etc.

“Aida Mitsuo Museum” Interactive Image Exhibiton Contents Direction [2003]
“Research project in relation to mobile transaction service” (KTF + Kukmin University) Researcher [2006]
「The Torino Creativity Workshop」Invited to participate in workshop for development and exhibition of toy concepts [2008]
“Research for the physical interface of a mobile terminal” Collaboration with the Toshiba Design Center, Designated Research: “Research for Interaction Design of Next Generation Mobile Terminal” [2008-2009]
“Research for electronic toys utilizing information technology” Collaborative research with Takara Tomy (Co., Ltd.) [2009]

James Gibson

Associate professor
E-mail :
james@iamas.ac.jp
Web :
https://hi.co/people/bigson2000

Before moving to Japan in 2005 he worked as a Service Designer at live|work and a Human Interface & Research Designer at Sony Design Centre Europe & Tokyo. Currently researching the relationships between design, craft & art, and their roles in our media-rich lifestyles, while exploring ways to tackle social, environmental, & sustainable design issues.

Research Areas

Design

Employment

collect.apply
live|work
Sony Design Centre Europe
Obsolete

Ryota Kuwakubo

Associate professor
E-mail :
ryota@iamas.ac.jp

After creating “BITMAN”, a collaboration work with Maywa Denki, in 1998, he began creating works that utilized electronics. Since then, he has created an original style that is referred to as “device art”. After the 2010 presentation of his installation “The Tenth Sentiment”, he has been undertaking works that, through the use of light and shadow, spin together the experiences of the viewer. His other representative works include “Video Bulb”, “PLX”, and “Nikodama”.

Affiliated Projects

Research Areas

Media Art

Education

University of Tsukuba School of Art and Design, Plastic Art and Mixed Media Course, Bachelor’s (1993)
University of Tsukuba Master’s program, Design Course – Plastic Art and Mixed Media, Master’s (1996)
International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS) Art and Lab Course, Diploma (2001)

Employment

Tokyo University of the Arts, Intermediary Art Department, Special Lecturer (2000-2001)
Musashino Art University Department of Imaging Arts and Sciences, Special Lecturer (2003)
Musashino Art University Department of Imaging Arts and Sciences, Part-time Lecturer (2004-2006)
Tokyo Zokei University, Media Design Major, Part-time lecturer (2003-2005)
Tama Art University, Department of Interaction Design, Part-time lecturer (2003-)
Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences, Part-time Lecturer (2004-2012)

Recent Exhibitions

2000
"TECH.POP.JAPAN" International Film Festival Rotterdam
2001
"media messages: look thru language" sendai mediatheque
"Buzz Club" P.S.1 MoMA, NY
"Credit Game" NTT ICC
2002
"ReImagination" Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
"Design +" Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei
2003
"Cyber Asia" Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art
"Exploration of Time" Miraikan
"Tokyo Gadget" Panasonic Center
2004
"Roppongi Crossing" Mori Art Museum
"Reactivity" NTT ICC
2005
"R/V" Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media
"Rock The Future" FACT, Liverpool
"Studies for the Consumption" Galerie Lucy Mackintosh, Lausanne
"Possible Futures: Japanese postwar art and technology" NTT ICC
2006
"Slowlife" John Hansard Gallery, Southampton
2007
"Media Explorer 2007" SkipCity
2009
"Coded Cultures" Museum Quartier, Vienna
"Smile Transistor" Miraikan
2010
"Tried to supply 1. Falling water, 2. Gas for lighting" AD&A Gallery
"Open Space" NTT ICC
2011
"Japan Media Arts Festival" The National Art Center, Tokyo
"Robotinity" "What Machines Dream Of" Ars Electronica Center, Linz
"European Media Art Festival 2011"
"Rokko Meets Art" Mount Rokko National Park
"Ways of Worldmaking" The National Museum of Art, Osaka
2012
"EXIT Festival" Maison des Arts Créteil
"Playtime" Maison d’ Ailleurs, Yverdon
"Impuls und Bewegung" Volkswagen AG, Berlin
"Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale" Kinare, Tokamachi
"Light-Space Laboratory Perfektron" NTT ICC
"Mediacity Seoul" Seoul Museum of Art
"Waiting for the First Train" Tokyo Station Gallery

Recent Research Projects

Japan Science and Technology Agency, JST Strategic Basic Research Programs (CREST)
"The Creation and Development of Expressive Technology in Device Art" (2005-2009)

Akira Segawa

Associate professor
E-mail :
segawa@iamas.ac.jp

Born in Gifu Prefecture in 1970. Works with the total design and direction of publication tools for exhibitions and academic conferences revolving around graphic design to signs and record brochures. In recent years, he has been focusing on the relationship between design and environment that envelops our lives, including diet, transportation and historic landmarks.

Education

International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences (2000)

Employment

Nagoya Zokei University of Art and Design, Part-Time Lecturer (2005-08)
Nagoya University of Arts and Sciences, Part-Time Lecturer (2004-07)
International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences, Part-Time Lecturer (2006)
Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music, Art Department, Part-Time Lecturer (2004-05)
121+ [2000-2006]
POWDER DESIGN[2007-]

Academic Societies/Associations

Japan Society of Image Arts and Sciences

Primary Work

Internet Exhibition “Sengoku Expo” –Information/Design Museum–
International Symposium on Electric Art (ISEA) 2002, Nagoya
Ogaki Biennale [2004-2010]
Nagoya Citizen Art Festival Sponsored Event “rooms” - International Young Designer’s Workshop [2007]
Japan Society of Image Arts and Sciences 35th Convention

Activity

"Proposal and Studies by the theme of Sake and Brewing" Chiyogiku Co., Ltd. [2009]
"BRANCHING OUT iamas in nagoya" International Design Center Nagoya [2011]
"OPEN SPACE 2011" NTT Inter Communication Center [ICC] [2011-2012]

Shigeru Matsui

Associate professor
Web:
http://www008.upp.so-net.ne.jp/methodpoem/

Born in Tokyo, 1975. As a poet, in recent years, Matsui has been creating works in collaboration with sound designers and visual artists. His research is based on visual media, and works with a focus on the expressive trend of contemporary art that has mass media as a denominator. Among his research results, he wrote the thesis “Tsutomu Konno: A Faction in Search of Radical Expressions in Television”, supervised the “Arata Isozaki 12×5=60” exhibition (The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art), and participated in the “Masaki Fujihata Expanded Animation Works” program (Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions), among other achievements.

Affiliated Projects

Class Subjects

Koji Yamada

Associate professor

Originally from Aichi Prefecture. Has engaged in research on image processing and recognition, as well as research on the kansei information processing of character fonts, etc. Since then, he became interested in networks of IPv6 and the like, and has been conducting research related to the usage of networks and information-sharing. Also, he has recently been working on research that would provide technical support to disabled people, as well as methods that utilize networks and methods that utilize tablet devices.

Affiliated Projects

Education

Nagoya Institute of Technology, Digital Information Engineering, Ph.D (2003)
Nagoya Institute of Technology, Intelligent Information Systems Course (1996)

Employment

Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences, Lecturer (2005-Present)
Softopia Japan, Researcher (2001-04)

Academic Societies/Associations

Information Processing Society of Japan
The Institute of Electronics
Information and Communication Engineers
IEEE Computer Society
WIDE PROJECT

Articles

An information sharing system for exhibitions using mobile phones, VSMM2009 [2009]
Consideration of a information sharing system at an event venue using cell phones, Regional Network Cooperation Symposium 2008 in Yamanashi, preliminary draft collection [2008]
Analysis of Preferences for Participants Using RFID Technique (co-authorship) VSMM2005 [2005]
Generation of Artistic Calligraphic Fonts Considering Character Structure (co-authorship) Forma [2001]
Transforming Technique from on-line inputted Kai-sho style to Ren-hitsu style (co-authorship) Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory and Intelligent Informatics Journal [2001]

Activities

IT Human Resource Development Project, Lecturer [2005〜]
Tokai JGN2 Promotions Association Application Promotion Section [2005〜2006]

Awards

Next Generation Advanced Network Promotion Council Board of Administration, Utilization Promotion Award (Regional Contribution Excellence Award) “Interregional Mutual Connection Trial Project II”, “Regional Information Highway Mutual Connection Project” [2007]
JGN2 Award, Regional Contribution/Human Resource Development Award “Interregional Mutual Connection Trial Project II” [2008]

Yasuko Imura

Lecturer
E-mail :
imura@iamas.ac.jp

By re-thinking the historical classification of art and design, Imura researches the cross-sectional expression domain of artistic and commercial activities, as well as industry. In 2013, she received her doctorate from the Kyoto City University of Arts. Her doctoral dissertation was “Art criticism in the 1960s: from the perspective of Yoshiaki Tōno”.