Dean and Professor

Director, Keio Media Design Research Institute,
Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University
Co-Director, Keio-NUS CUTE Center

B.A. Oberlin College, USA
M.F.A. California College of Arts and Crafts (California College of the Arts), USA
Ph.D. Keio University, Japan

Field of Research, Research Interests:
Digital Entertainment, Responsive Environment, Management of Design, Ubiquitous Content, Collective Content Production., Social Branding and Narrative Design

Academic and Professional Affiliations:
ACM SIGGRAPH, ACM SIGCHI, Visual Effects Society

Major Publications:
2010 Co-author, "Designing for Entertaining Everyday Experiences," book chapter in Art and Technology of Entertainment Computing and Communication, Springer
2008 Co-author, "Interaction Design for Ubiquitous Content," book chapter in The Art and Science of Interface and Interaction Design, Springer
2008 Co-author,“Designing Ubiquitous Content for Daily Lifestyle," International Journal of Cognitive Informatics and Natural Intelligence

2011 Executive Producer "Kage no Sekai" to be exhibited at Museum of Modern Art, NYC "Talk to Me" Exhibition
2010 Executive Producer “Furami Furazumi” exhibited at Milan Salone 2010
2008 CG Producer“Hagoromo Densetsu” performed in Paris, France

Professional Services:
2010-current ACM Computers in Entertainment Co-Editors-in-Chief
2009-current The World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council member
SIGGRAPH ASIA 2009 Conference Chair
2008-current Mobile Life Center (Sweden) Advisory Board

2011 Speaker "The Art of Visual Storytelling" at The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2011 (Davos Switzerland)
2011 Speaker "Digital Convergence" at The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2011 (Davos Switzerland)
2010 Speaker "Future of Content and Global Strategy" Tokyo Content Market 2010 (Tokyo, Japan)
2010 Speaker "Graduate School and Lab as a repair shop" at Ars Electronica Festival 2010 (Linz, Austria)
2009 Keynote“Advances in Media Design”CAADRIA’09 (Yunlin, Taiwan)