Tokyo as a Laboratory for Art x Industry
Speaker: Masaru Kitakaze (JP), Rikke Frisk (DK), Toshie Takahashi(JP), Ian Banerjee (IN/AT)
Moderators: Kazuko Tanaka (JP), Hideaki Ogawa (JP/AT)
This panel discussion aims to talk about the role of art and industry and moreover the potential of the city as a laboratory for innovation.
Ars Electronica Tokyo Initiative is a mission-driven community to really act for shaping a better society together with artists and firms. Originally, art was not the core driving force for industries, but now we’re trying to form a unique meeting point between art and industries—stimulating innovation, visions and social discussions. The Ars Electronica Tokyo Initiative is a community for discussing potential missions for the future. A mission includes intention and also a wish to do something. But this should be done together. The City of Tokyo, the headquarters of Hakuhodo, is one of the biggest ongoing social and future-orientated experiments. Together we are now trying to catalyze this new role of art for society. The Ars Electronica Tokyo Initiative is also co-partner and a background force to sustain the workshop project Future Innovators Summit.