new media artist

Naoko Tosa

He advocates "Cultural Computing," which expresses the beauty of Japan that has been discovered and accumulated throughout history using cutting-edge technology, and produces works. Obtained a Doctor of Engineering (University of Tokyo) in Emotional AI research. After working as a Fellow Artist at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies, Department of Architecture, MIT, which inherits the Bauhaus, he is also a professor at the Kyoto University Graduate School of Advanced Studies in Human Survivability Art Innovation Industry-University Collaborative Course. At the age of 25, he was influenced by Western art and technology in the 1980s, and the video art he created at the age of 25 has been collected by the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Received the Grand Prize of the L'Oreal Grand Prix in 1997 for "Interactive Poem", in which AI interacts with poetry. Received 2nd place in the UNESCO Digital Intangible Heritage list for ZEN Computer, Sansuizen by computer (2004). Received a merit award for making a dragon swim on the 30m main street LED screen. Received the Good Design Award (2014) for "Sound of Ikebana," which creates ikebana from voice. Rimpa 400th Anniversary Projection Mapping Tosa Rimpa (2015). In 2016, as a cultural exchange envoy for the Agency for Cultural Affairs, he conducted cultural exchanges by broadcasting "Sound of Ikebana" every night for a month on over 60 billboards in New York Times Square. You can see the works "Seijaku" and "Kumo no Ue no Sansui" at Kenninji Temple, one of Kyoto's five great temples.

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