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未来の学校 Tokyo Midtown [curation & framing]


Ars Electronica Blogはこちら。


Open Call for future innovators to join FIS TOKYO [curation & framing]

Tokyo as a Laboratory for the Future

「東京は未来のラボである。」をスローガンに、これからの東京のあり方を考える「Future Innovators Summit」に参加する未来のイノベーターを広く募集します。

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Future Innovators Summit 2017 short documentary [curation & framing]

Following its successful premiere at Ars Electronica Festival 2014, the Future Innovators Summit (FIS) has established itself as a dynamic think-tank and key program within Ars Electronica Festival. In September 2017, Future Innovators from different cultures and backgrounds and from different fields such as artists, designers, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, social activists and philosophers gathered in Linz to explore new ways of collective brainstorming and creative prototyping on the crucial questions of the future.

Supported by experienced partners such as Hakuhodo and Internet Foundation Austria as well as outstanding experts from all over the world, the Future Innovators of the Future Innovators Summit 2017 was challenged to look for the ultimate Creative Question which will lead us to think about Missions for Tomorrow– concepts which are inevitably linked to the main topic of the festival “Artificial Intelligence – The Other I”.


未来の学校: OUT OF CONTROL [curation & framing]

(Tokyo Midtown DESIGN TOUCH 2017より)

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Future Innovators Summit 2017 Open Call!! [curation & framing]



Future Innovators Summit 2016 [curation & framing]


こんな時代だからこそ、異なる背景を持つイノベータたちが世界中から集まり「明日へのアジェンダ=問い」を生み出すユニークな場「Future Innovators Summit」が求められているのかもしれません。



ARS ELECTRONICA in the KNOWLEDGE CAPITAL vol.07 InduSTORY 私たちの時代のモノづくり展 EXPAND [curation & framing]


EXPANDシリーズは、通常のArs Electronica in the Knowledge Capitalのトピックを関西のクリエーターに解放し、さらに深めてゆくプログラムです。展示は一週間ですが、4組が加わった「私たちの時代のモノづくり」が、これからの私たちの暮らしや社会を変えていくのか、未来のヒントを探します。


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Ars Electronica Festival 2016: Alchemists of our Time Exhibition [curation & framing]

フェスでは、Alchemists of our Time Exhibitionの企画、キュレーション、ディレクションを担当。

The Alchemists of Our Time
Hideaki Ogawa (AT/JP)

“Alchemy is a kind of philosophy: a kind of thinking that leads to a way of understanding.” Marcel Duchamp

The digital revolution has reconfigured our world in binary code and made it easier to integrate different elements beyond the boundaries of conventional concepts. Robotic cars, the Internet of Things, these are just two visible examples of radical changes we are going to experience. Digital computing is about to reach the quantum world, and from genetic engineering to synthetic biology, technologies are enhancing our ability to manipulate the fundamen- tal laws of nature. Delusion, desires, dreams, or the hopes of humankind—now people have the means to experiment even with speculative ideas, and can create extraordinary moments that we have never experienced before. If we follow Duchamp’s defi- nition, it is alchemy, a philosophy that leads to a way of understanding, that is most called for in this era. Alchemy used to be a practice derived from a mixture of art and science. The practical alchemists, where are they now?

In Ars Electronica 2016 we will set up a lab in the POSTCITY to introduce what contemporary alche- mists are actually doing. Artists, designers, scien- tists, engineers, activists and entrepreneurs, we will showcase their works and try to reveal their empirical approaches to developing our future through unique and unorthodox methods.

How do we confront the new concept of life in the era of genetic engineering? How is AI going to be externalized in our physical world? When we think of the advance of robotics and biotechnology, how can we redefine the notion of the Homunculus, the creation of artificial life? What kind of rituals and spiritualities do we need to prepare ourselves for the transition? How will biological information alter forms of communication? What happens if science enables us to perceive with a sixth sense by augmenting body’s sensory awareness? What does immortality mean to us in the 21st century, and what if we already have the technologies that could become the elixir? Are we going to merge our physical existence with artificial technologies such as cybernetics? What is the future of food as human sustenance?

The emergence of 3D printers has extended our abil- ity to fabricate things. How far will that allow our creativity to flourish? What will the new objects or furniture look like? How do creators explore their own technique in the process, and how will their unique ideas bring us a magical experience? How will the new means of fabrication revolutionize the fashion industry? When smart textiles give us interactive clothing, how will it change the role of fashion? How do we treat them as our second skin? And what kinds of collaboration are going on in this field of art and industry?

The basic infrastructure to sustain daily lives in the new generation will have to be fundamentally remodeled. What is a better energy system in the future? How can we satisfy both sustainability and resilience? What will the role of public space be? How will technologies change the definition of architecture when it comes to be programmable, sensible, and even transformable buildings? What is the style of community in a world of pervasive connectivity? What should be governed and con- trolled in that society, and what should not be? And, when all of these remarkable technologies are readily available, what will it eventually mean for the whole society?

Humans developed various forms of ‘codes’ when they created artifacts. ‘Coding’ is an activity to create a medium that can convey ideas and func- tionalities. Long before the invention of computers, humans crafted analog code, such as ‘modeling’ out of clay, ‘carving’ out of wood, or ‘building’ architec- ture. The emergence of computers introduced us a new code for computers: digital coding. And code is now expanding its limits to coding for matter: cod- ing for ‘growing’ biological cells, ‘catalyzing’ specific chemical reactions, or ‘animating’ living organisms. In 2003, our theme for the Festival Ars Electron- ica was CODE—The Language of Our Time, which now gives us very insightful contrast to this year’s theme: RADICAL ATOMS and the alchemists of our time. We can see a semantic transition from ‘language’ to ‘alchemy’, which suggests that in 2016 code is not just a language to control some- thing behind black screens, but a series of dynamic transitional activities to be undertaken by artists and innovators. These are the living alchemists, who keep seeking artistic/scientific discoveries in an unknown world, forging creative relationships across the various disciplines, and trying to hammer out a better future.

Along with the accelerated development of tech- nology, humans must undertake certain risks and uncertainties. The work of the living alchemists will blaze a pathway to understanding the future.

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