Special Lecture by Professor Hiroshi Ishii of MIT Media Lab "Making Digital Tangible: The Battle Against the Pixel Empire"
|Date and time||10:00am-11:00am, Fri., November 20|
Professor Hiroshi Ishii, Associate Director of MIT Media Lab has been studying "Tangible" for many years. "Tangible" is a concept that makes digital tangible by giving physical form to digital information and computation. He is the first person in Asia to win SIGCHI LIFETIME RESEARCH AWARD that is given to a person who has made significant contributions to the academic field of human-computer interaction.
He said that today's technology becomes obsolete in a year, but true visions will last beyond 100 years.
What is "true vision"?
How do science, art and design interact to create a new vision for the future?
Professor Ishii's motto is "Be Artistic and Analytic. Be Poetic and Pragmatic."
A hint for those of us who live in today's uncertain future with COVID-19 will surely be hidden in those words and his lecture.
＜This lecture will be given in Japanese＞
Tangible Bits seeks to realize seamless interfaces between humans, digital information, and the physical environment by giving physical form to digital information and computation, making bits directly manipulatable and perceptible both in the foreground and background of our consciousness (peripheral awareness).Our goal is to invent new design media for artistic expression as well as for scientific analysis, taking advantage of the richness of human senses and skills we develop throughout our lifetime interacting with the physical world, as well as the computational reflection enabled by real-time sensing and digital feedback.
Radical Atoms leaps beyond Tangible Bits by assuming a hypothetical generation of materials that can change form and properties dynamically, becoming as reconfigurable as pixels on a screen. Radical Atoms is the future material that can transform its shape, conform to constraints, and inform the users of their affordances. Radical Atoms is a vision for the future of Human- Material Interaction, in which all digital information has a physical manifestation, thus enabling us to interact directly with it.
I will present the trajectory of our vision-driven design research from Tangible Bits towards Radical Atoms, illustrated through a variety of interaction design projects that have been presented and exhibited in Media Arts, Design, and Science communities. These emphasize that the design for engaging and inspiring tangible interactions requires the rigor of both scientific and artistic review, encapsulated by my motto, "Be Artistic and Analytic. Be Poetic and Pragmatic."
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