Ars Electronica Futurelab at Tokyo Midtown DESIGN TOUCH 2010 2010

The 2010 DESIGN TOUCH exhibition in the Tokyo Midtown complex showcased the future of design. The high-profile event’s venue  was an architectural hotspot located in the center of the Japanese capital. Tokyo Midtown consisted of six buildings situated in a park-like setting. The surrounding neighborhood featured a wide array of stores, restaurants, office complexes, hotels and museums. Here, art and design were omnipresent.

 

Foto: Ars Electronica Futurelab
Foto: Ars Electronica Futurelab

 

As Special Guest 2010, the Ars Electronica Futurelab was spotlighting design methods with great future promise. The lab was presented in workshops, lectures and the DESIGN TOUCH Exhibition at Tokyo Midtown’s Galleria, where 11 prizewinning interactive works arrayed in three “cores” were on display. The Creative Core war the heart of this exhibition; it interweaves artistic works and workshops. Social Touch was the focal point of the next area, an encounter with the development of innovative interaction possibilities as a strategy to positively influence our society. The third area was Intuitive Touch, an assortment of projects designed in a way that anyone could intuitively figure out how they function, which enabled them to make a contribution to users’ quality of life.

Foto: Ars Electronica Futurelab
Foto: Ars Electronica Futurelab

 


Research & Development:

Hideaki Ogawa, Christopher Lindinger, Matthew Gardiner, Roland Haring