Alternative Kyoto 2022
On the summer to autumn 2022 I had an opportunity to build two digital art works as a member of an artist collective, SPEKTRA for the art event Alternative Kyoto 2022...
The Room Explorer
The Room Explorer is a radio-controlled car with camera livestream. I had opportunity to write a technical blog article at Cerevo Inc...
The Secret Box
The Secret Box is a box which opens when the secret knock pattern was detected..., just like we played spy game in childhood...
C19 COVID indicator
C19 is, as its name suggests, an indicator for daily COVID-19 infections in Tokyo. I wanted to have an interior-like object that subtly suggests awareness, rather than stressing us too much from daily Corona-related newses...
Physical Pixel is a system to display images with array of physically moving pixels actuated by linear sliders. I had chance to salvage and refurbish an abandoned kinetic display system which occupied huge space of company's storage during the COVID-lockdown period...
Light grid installation
I had opportunity to build an interactive light bulb grid installation at DESIGNART 2019 in Tokyo. The installation demonstrates a device called "emograf", which analyzes visitor's face expression, especially "smileness" using Google AIY vision kit...
Fenster am Dom
Fenster am Dom (Window facing to the cathedral) is the tele-window to the Cologne, Germany.
Combustion in Cage
Combustion in Cage is a digital-sculpture representing fire.
The Pendeograph is a wall plotter without any size restrictions. It's swing and vibration from control wires give characteristic and interesting effects to the drawing. Going beyond the existing home-made V-Plotters made by great Makers, developing reliable mechanism and designing further extensions for various drawing tools, we are going to make a tools for the professionals and artists....
The Saiyan Pod is a space vehicle appears in the Japanese Anime series "Dragon Ball". As the promotion for the new movie, we are commissioned to build a full scale and (partially) interactive Siyan pod.
Ant-AI is a concept of an anti-car-theft product. By offering an affordable, yet intelligent device, we wanted to go beyond conventional anti-theft products and explore interaction with personal vehicle and user...
Smartness of the things
On-going thought experiment about smartness of the things.
Camera Lucida is a installation, in which a program draws an endless line, while an image gradually appears and continually transforms on the screen.
The Interactive Spleen visualises a rare diesese of spleen, “gaucher’s disese” in real scale with photo realistic texture. In this disese spleen expands its size more than twice as usual.
The Talking Hert is a research product at antwerpes ag. A heart model, which equipped with bluetooth and Arduino controller sends its position to computer.
Semi-interactive robot for trade fair occation at antwerpes ag. The robot roams around trade fair floor, tries to detect visitors and attaract them to the booth of exibitor.
It is not only living animals and plants, but also things in our daily life interact each other in various ways. In my bachelor thesis I explored such relation of things through the analogy of parasitism and symbiosis in nature.
double helix cable
So called Cable Spaghetti is one of those forgotten problems in our everyday life. Conventional cable is good for power transfer, but its form is not really suitable to store compactly in somewhere.
programming nature structures
Self initiated research project at KISD. Investigated nature inspired structure with programming interface on McNeel Rhino 3D. As application I designed cable binder...
A lamp concept with micro garden environment. The project, “Investigating normal” researched prosthetics and assisting technology, and questioned the therm “disability” in the context of contemporary society.
Dishtoshare is separable plate made out of recycled paper pulp. Its composite form of multiple dishes enables to shape his/her dish and to share a food with others in party and other occasions...
Cultural research: The knives
This research investigated cultural difference of knife usage in two countries, Japan and Germany through ethnological method...
Chaos is unpredictable, but unlike randomness there is a rule behind the behaviour. This short project in Köln International School of Design attempted to design such chaos...
Using energy is essential in modern life, but it is somehow difficult to understand. For example, can we imagine the amount of energy represented by our monthly electricity bill?
OiD Reader & TING hacking
In this researh I developed a bluetooth signal decoder for the TING™ audio-pen, to experiment an interaction between paper media and computer / tablet. My aim was to development an attachment, without any modification to the audio-pen and extend the possibility of its interaction.
Green wood carving works inspired from finnish wooden cup kuksa.