culture and computing




Exhibition : Art & Design works
エキシビジョン : アート & デザイン ワーク


Koichiro Kitaoku 北奥 耕一郎

1947年京都市に生まれる 立命館大学法学部卒業後51カ国を取材し作品を各種メディアに発表 文化庁芸術家特別研修員として米国へ派遣され「モノクロームのデジタルプリント」を研究 個展14回開催 「京艶」(淡交社)「風の雅」(京都新聞社)などを出版 作品所蔵、京都府や米国カーメル写真センターなど 日本写真家協会会員 象の会同人 京都観光おもてなし大使 公式ホームページ「北奥耕一郎の世界」http://www.museum.ne.jp/kitaoku/







コンセプト
米国の写真家アンセル・アダムスによって提唱されたゾーンシステムは暗室での紙焼きによる技術論である。その中で私が最も感銘を受けたのは「撮影後の演奏」の主張である。ピアニストを目指した彼らしく、写真家の仕事は撮影のみではなくその後の演奏、つまり白から黒にいたるトーン(諧調)の調整が最重要だと説く。 近年、写真表現がフィルムからデジタルへと変化し、この「演奏」が明室でモニターを見ながらできるようになった。自由度が高まり写真家の感性がさらに問われるようになったともいえる。 今回、ライフワークである京都を白黒(モノトーン)で表現してみた。


作品

作品名 「Etudes of Kyoto」
    

    

Toshinori Kondo 近藤 等則


本場ヨーロッパ、アメリカのジャズシーンで高い評価を得ている孤高のトランペッター。日本においても 映画、CM等への音楽提供、出演など多数。2000年「Mt.FujiAid2000」、2001年「ダライ・ラマ14世提 唱・世界聖なる音楽祭・広島2001」をプロデュース.他に、ライフワークとする「地球を吹く」シリーズ(NHK) 等。








作品

    

BLOW THE EARTH in Japan
http://www.b-t-earth.jp/index.html


Kisho Kurokawa architect & associates (KKAA) 黒川紀章建築事務所


Kisho Kurokawa architect & associates (KKAA) has provided technical expertise in the fields of architecture, urban design, regional and new town planning, landscape design, socio-economic planning, long-range development planning, and futures forecasting for government and private agencies both in Japan and abroad. When approaching a particular project, the architects, planners and engineers focus on the concepts of the "symbiotic theory" postulating that architecture as well as urban and social structures should enhance the ambivalent, heterogeneous nature of man. This theory, which has inherently been manifest in every culture, aims to probe the interrelationship between architecture and nature, man and technology, history and the future, and various differing cultures by creating intermediacy and having these elements supplement each other. The firm thus strives to discover the best possible solutions for concrete social needs.
Based on the above-described organization and design approach Kisho Kurokawa architect & associates (KKAA) have executed more than 600 projects over the past 50 years.


Works of art


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Kuala Lumpur International Airport
(c)KISHO KUROKAWA architect & associates / Photo by Tomio Ohashi


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National Art Center, Tokyo
(c)SPIRAL/ Koji Kobayashi


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Maggie’s Centre, Swansea
(c)KISHO KUROKAWA architect & associates


Naoko Tosa 土佐 尚子


NAOKO TOSA is an internationally renowned Japanese media artist, born in 1961 in Fukuoka, Japan. After receiving a PhD for Art and Technology Research from the University of Tokyo, she was a fellow at the Centre for Advanced Visual Studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 2002 to 2004. Currently she is a professor at Kyoto University and a visiting professor of the National University of Singapore.
The artworks of NAOKO TOSA has been focusing the expression of Japanese tradition and culture utilizing digital technologies. At this solo exhibition she is exhibiting 10 pieces of her new artworks titled “Japanese Sanctuary” that expresses silence and at the same time dynamism based on Japanese “Zen” and “Shinto.”
NAOKO TOSA exhibited her artworks at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the New York Metropolitan Art Museum, Japan Creative Center at Singapore, and at many other locations worldwide.
In 2000, she received a prize from the Interactive Art section in ARS Electronica. Also in 2004 she received 2nd prize from Nabi Digital Storytelling Competition of Intangible Heritage, organized by UNESCO2004.
She held a solo exhibition at Japan Creative Center in Singapore in 2011. In 2012, she was asked to create a digital artwork for Yeosu Marine Expo in Korea. In the EXPO Digital Gallery with a LED screen of 250mx30m, she exhibited her digital artwork called “Four God Fag” which symbolizes the idea of Asian traditional four gods connecting Asia. It was honored by Expo 2012 Committee. Museum Collection the Museum of Modern Art, New York/USA, The National Museum of Art, Osaka/Japan, The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama/Japan, Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya/Japan, and Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Takamatsu/Japan.


土佐尚子は、1961年福岡市に生まれ、国際的に知られた日本のメディアアーティストの先駆者である。1980年代後半 にMoMAのビデオアートのキュレーターバーバラロンドンの企画展”New Video Japan”に選ばれ、国際的に知られる ようになる。芸術と工学の研究で、東京大学大学院工学研究科で博士号を取得。武蔵野美術大学映像学科非常勤講師 (1989-2000年)バウハウスのジョージケペシュが設立したMIT高等視覚研究所のアーティストフェローで芸術活動と 研究を行う。その後京都大学教授となり、教鞭と作家活動を邁進している。
土佐尚子のアート表現は、無意識の可視化である。無意識は、超現実主義、精神分析のユングにおける無意識、さらに は知覚心理や認知科学における無意識など、広い意味で使われており、私達の心の奥底にある脳内イメージとでもいえ るものである。彼女はこのような言葉にできない脳内イメージの世界を文化を超えて、デジタル手法で可視化する「カ ルチュラルコンピューティング」を提唱し、著書「カルチュラルコンピューティング」NTT出版を執筆。
主な展覧会は、ニューヨーク近代美術館、メトロポリタン美術館、ロングビーチ美術館など。コレクションは、ニュー ヨーク近代美術館、国立国際美術館、富山県立近代美術館、名古屋市美術館、高松市美術館など。主な受賞歴は、芸術 と科学の融合に与えられるロレアル賞大賞受賞(1997年)、アルスエレクトロニカインタラクティブアート部門入賞 (2001年)、ユネスコ主催インタンジブルヘリテージデジタルストーリーテリング公募展2位受賞(2004年)。
2012年、韓国の麗水海洋万博委員会からコミッション作品を依頼される。250mx30mのLEDスクリーンのEXPOデジ タルギャラリーで、アジアをひとつにつなぐシンボル「四神旗」を制作し、表彰された。

www.naokotosa.com


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Gaku Nakagawa 中川 学


経歴
浄土宗西山禅林寺派の僧侶でイラストレーター 京都在住
2005年 ドイツの美術出版社TASCHEN発行の「ILLUSTRATION NOW!」にて
今世界で注目すべきイラストレーターに選出
MacとAdobe Illustratorを用い、重厚な描き込みと軽やかなタッチで魅せる和ポップな イラストレーション。国内はもとより、海外の仕事も多数手がけている 関西を中心に活躍する挿絵師集団「七人の筆侍」の一匹






1966年、5月31日京都の寺院・瑞泉寺に生まれる。
    小学校三年生の時、得度(僧侶となる)
    高校二年の時、本山の浄土宗西山禅林寺において加行。
1986年、仏教大学文学科入学。当麻曼陀羅など仏教美術を学ぶ。
1990年、株式会社リクルートに入社。求人広告制作部にてコピーライターとなり、広告のコンセプトワークなど学ぶ。
1996年、イラストレーターとして独立。
    瑞泉寺にもどり坊主とイラストレーターの二足のワラジ生活「アトリエこぼうず」開始。
2002年、「七人の筆侍」結成。以降毎年展覧会を開催。
2004年、AMUSE ARTJAM2004 in kyoto入選
2005年、1第五回21世紀アジアデザインコンペ入選
2013年、「絵本 化鳥」第47回造本装幀コンクール受賞

主な仕事
連載挿絵 万城目 学「とっぴんぱらりの風太郎」週間文春(2011~)
表紙+挿絵 「monocle」monocle [ロンドン 雑誌](2007~)
表紙 「月刊京都」白川書房(2007~)
表紙 西條奈加「朱龍哭く」講談社(2012)
表紙 岩井三四二「江戸へ吹く風」文芸春秋(2012)
表紙 小松和彦「妖怪文化入門」角川ソフィア文庫(2012)
表紙 東雅夫編 泉鏡花「おばけずき」平凡社タイブラリー(2012)
表紙 葉室 麟「花や散るらん」文藝春秋(2012)

著作
「Happy Birthday Mr.B」コンテンツファクトリー(2008)
「一年に一度のアイスクリーム」コンテンツファクトリー(2010)
「龍潭譚」今泉版画工房(2011)
「絵本 化鳥」国書刊行会(2012.11.4)

http://www.kobouzu.net/


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Department of Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology


Authors

Loe Feijs (The Netherlands, 1954) is professor of Industrial Design at Eindhoven University of Technology. He holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Doctor degree in computer science. He has worked on formal methods in Philips Research Laboratories, he was director of the Eindhoven Embedded Systems Institute and Vice dean of TU/e ID. At present he holds the chair Industrial Design of Embedded Systems. He teaches topics such as Integrating Technology and Creative Programming. His research interests include creative programming, product semantics, design for neonatology, medical simulation and biofeedback.

Marina Toeters -educated as graphic and fashion designer- finished her Master of Art cum laude at MAHKU Utrecht by exploring the gap between designers and technicians in the world of fashion. She motivates collaboration for fashion innovation and is initiator of by-wire.net design & research in fashion technology, working amongst others for Philips Research and European Space Agency (ESA). Toeters is member of the research group Smart Functional Materials at Saxion University for applied science and teaches New Production Techniques for textile & garments. She is coach in Wearable Senses, Industrial Design faculty, at the University of Technology Eindhoven and lecturer Fashion Ecology & Technology at the University for Art and Design Utrecht. More info: by-wire.net


Dr. Jun Hu has a PhD in Industrial Design and a Professional Doctorate in User-system Interaction, both from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He has also a B.Sc in Mathematics and an M.Eng in Computer Science. He is a System Analyst and a Senior Programmer with qualifications from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China. He is currently an Associate Professor at Department of Industrial Design, TU/e, a Guest Professor at School of Digital Media, Jiangnan University.


Works of art

Creative Programming and Generative Arts

1. Pied de Poule
Marina Toeters and Loe Feijs

Marina Toeters at by-wire.net loves to expand innovative fashion by sharing knowledge and Feijs loves making contributions to the field of creative programming and apply them. The proposed artwork, created in a cooperation of Toeters and Feijs, combines culture, mathematics, fashion, computing, and innovative material processing.

Pied de poule (also called houndstooth) is a very distinguished and classic pattern which traditionally arises through a specific type of weaving. The pattern has been known already several hundreds years BC. It was made famous mostly by Christian Dior in the 1930s and 1940s and is still frequently used in many variations. It is a non-exhaustible source of inspiration for fashion designers. Nowadays it is easily copied, sometimes even just by print-techniques, but we felt it would be much more interesting to develop it further using contemporary computing and laser-cutting.

Fractal Pied de Poule is a novel textile pattern. In the displayed artwork it is applied in the design of a men's jacket. The pattern is generated by a recursive algorithm in Processing, post-processed in Adobe Illustrator and cut with a Speedy300 laser cutter at TU/e. The jack was designed and welded in the fashion technology studio by-wire.net. In earlier work we analyzed the mathematics behind the classical Pied de Poule, also called Houndstooth with tools such as tessellation theory, compact Processing programs and compass Logo. There exists a classical pied de poule for each N =1,2,3 etc. Taking inspiration from the Cantor set, and using the analysis of the classical pattern, we found a family of elegant new fractal Pied de Poules. The outer layer of white fabric has been laser-cut and the tiny holes reveal the black layer underneath. The fascinating theory of fractal dimensions is applicable: some of the new patterns have a non-integer dimension, not two-dimensional but with a dimension of 1.667, for example.


(photo's Brian Smeulders, Model Stephanie Samson, Copyright Marina Toeters)




2. Tessellations
Jun Hu, Loe Feijs , Feng Wang (teachers), Ardjoen Mangre, Matthijs Willems, Hanna Zoon (students)

The art works proposed are examples of results of a yearly workshop for industrial design students at TU/e. The workshop serves to teach mathematical principles to design students. The students defined tessellations in turtle graphics using the new Oogway library for Processing and the classical tessellation theory of Heesch and Kienzle. Oogway is a happy marriage of turtle graphics and splines. But we do not stop at a digital representation of their tessellation design, we continue to cut their tessellations in perspex, wood, felt, adhesive plastic, felt and so on (using vector graphics output from Oogway). It moves the abstract concepts of math into the real world, so that the students can experience them directly, which provides a tremendous reward to the students. Before designing their own tessellations, the students got lessons on group theory, golden ratio and splines, next to inspirational lectures about Escher, fractals and Chinese symbiosis art.


Ancient dragon fish by Matthijs Willems
80 x 40 x 1 cm
Laser cut wood
2012
Heesch type CG1CG2G1G2.






Rhinoceroses by Ardjoen Mangre
52 x 37 x 1cm
Laser cut wood
2012
Heesch type TGTG.






Bird Rosettas by Hanna Zoon
35 x 35 x 1cm
Laser cut wood
2012
Heesch type CCC.