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

Areas of expertise:
Entertainment Design, Media Art, Digital Cinema, Computer Graphics, Storytelling

Graduated from Oberlin College in 1982, earned a Masters of Fine Arts in Video Art, California College of Arts and Crafts (now California College of the Arts), and a PhD in Media and Governance, Keio University.
CEO of Media Studio, Inc. since 1990. From 1999 to 2008, Professor in the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies and a member of the Graduate School of Media and Governance Committee at Keio University.
Since 2008, Professor and Dean of Keio University Graduate School of Media Design. Director of Keio Media Design Research Institute and Co-Director of Keio-NUS CUTE Center. Outside director and advisor to numerous Japanese and US companies.

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)