Exhibition: KMD Embodied Media Project Presents Its Works at Media Ambition Tokyo

KMD Embodied Media Project presents the following two works at Media Ambition Tokyo 2021.

[Media Ambition Tokyo]
-Schedule: 10:00 a.m.  – 8:00 p.m. / May 12 (Wed) – June 8 (Tue), 2021(Last entry is at 7:30 p.m.)
-Venue: Tokyo City View (52nd floor, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower)
*The schedule may change due to unexpected circumstances. Please click the URL below to see the latest information.


Spatial Animacy  https://mediaambitiontokyo.jp/art/spatialanimacy/

Spatial Animacy is an interactive kinetic installation, exploring kinesthetic empathy and perceived animacy in architectural space.
In a High-Tech x Slow-Craft philosophy, a hand-folded origami surface is animated by a network of actuators using real-time spatial and physiological sensing data of the audience. This artificial micro-landscape resonates our inner states in material space through a kinetic vocabulary of organic, life-like motion, Reflecting concepts of Augmented Materiality and Animism, human and space are fused in a kinesthetic, meditative spatial experience.

Concept, Design Direction & Interaction Design: Harry Krekoukiotis (KMD Embodied Media)
Mechanical Design & Engineering: Yoichi Kamiyama (KMD Embodied Media)
Physiological Sensing: George Chernyshov (KMD Geist)
Lighting Design: Ana Alipass Fernandez
Fabrication: Ragnar Thomsen, Rahul Mehta, Lincoln He (KMD Embodied Media)
Technical Support: Imaoka Noriaki, Inoue Sho (Panasonic AugLab)
Surface Material & Support: Sakase Adtech Co., Ltd
Research Supervisor: Kouta Minamizawa (KMD Embodied Media)
Producer: Takeshi Ando (Panasonic AugLab)

Special thanks to Mrs. Reiko Sudo (NUNO Corporation), Mr. Yoshiharu Sakai (Sakase Adtech Co., Ltd), Aris Kafantaris (Kengo Kuma & Associates)

onic AugLab. Click the URL below to see the press release from Panasonic.




Sonitecture: Module 1   https://mediaambitiontokyo.jp/art/sonitecture_module1/

Sonitecture: Module 1 is a sonic and sculptural installation.
Several abstract beings respond to the audience’s presence and physiological sensing through responsive lighting and sound, creating a meditative and communicative feedback loop between the digital and the human worlds.

Concept Design & Sound Artist: Danny Hynds (KMD Embodied Media)
Creative/Artistic Director: Akane Stephanie Ueno (KMD Embodied Media)
Technical Director: George Chernyshov (KMD Geist)
Technical Support: Lady Dingding Zheng (KMD Geist)
Physiological Sensing Algorithms: Jiawen Han (KMD Geist)
Wearable Device Design: Yulan Ju (KMD Embodied Media)
Fabrication: Hua Ma (KMD Future Crafts), Yan He, Rahul Mehta (KMD Embodied Media)
Technical Supervisor: Kai Kunze (KMD Geist)
Project Supervisor: Kouta Minamizawa (KMD Embodied Media)

Cybernetic being Key Visual
Creative Director: Emi Nagashima (Loftwork Inc.)
Art Director & Graphic Designer: Natsuki Isa (SHA inc.)

*This work is partially supported by the Cybernetic being project under JST Moonshot R&D Program (Grant number = JPMJMS2013)

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