Knowledge Capital

THU September 3 - MON September 7, 2015, 10 AM-7 PM
PostCity
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Knowledge Capital is a center for the creation of new intellectual values through interaction and collaboration, and a core facility at Grand Front Osaka established by private companies, the multi-purpose complex of commercial facilities, offices, hotel and service apartments. Located in the center of Osaka, it offers places and opportunities for unique and creative individuals to bring forth new ideas that will spread to the rest of the world. Here, you can find the real experience of Knowledge Capital, as it is in Osaka, through exhibitions of the latest works and products, interaction and communication with participants and other visitors.

Schedule

THU Sept. 3, 2015, 11:30 AM-12 noon The Osaka Institute of Technology Presentation
THU Sept. 3, 2015, 12 noon-12:30 noon KNOWLEDGE CAPITAL Presentation
THU Sept. 3, 2015, 1 PM-1:30 PM iPresence LLC Presentation
THU Sept. 3, 2015, 2 PM-2:30 PM Muscle Corporation Presentation
THU Sept. 3, 2015, 3 PM-3:30 PM KNOWLEDGE CAPITAL Presentation
THU Sept. 3, 2015, 4 PM-4:30 PM VisLab OSAKA(1) Osaka University Shinji Shimojo Presentation
THU Sept. 3, 2015, 5 PM-5:30 PM Cyber Interface Laboratory, The University of Tokyo Presentation
FRI Sept. 4, 2015, 10:30 AM-11 AM The Osaka Institute of Technology Presentation
FRI Sept. 4, 2015, 11 AM-11:30 AM KNOWLEDGE CAPITAL Presentation
FRI Sept. 4, 2015, 12 noon-12:30 noon Takenaka Corporation Presentation
FRI Sept. 4, 2015, 12:30 noon-1 PM Cyber Interface Laboratory, The University of Tokyo. Window to the Past for Ars Electronica Workshop
FRI Sept. 4, 2015, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM Cyber Interface Laboratory, The University of Tokyo. Identity Hacking Workshop Workshop
FRI Sept. 4, 2015, 3 PM-3:30 PM Digital Nature Group, University of Tsukuba Presentation
FRI Sept. 4, 2015, 4 PM-4:30 PM ISI-Dentsu, Ltd. Open Innovation Lab. Presentation
FRI Sept. 4, 2015, 4:30 PM-5 PM VisLab OSAKA(2) Kwansei Gakuin University Presentation
FRI Sept. 4, 2015, 5 PM-5:30 PM VisLab OSAKA(3) Osaka University (HITONAVI) Presentation
SAT Sept. 5, 2015, 10:30 AM-11 AM The Osaka Institute of Technology Presentation
SAT Sept. 5, 2015, 11 AM-11:30 AM KNOWLEDGE CAPITAL Presentation
SAT Sept. 5, 2015, 11:30 AM-12 noon Cyber Interface Laboratory, The University of Tokyo. Window to the Past for Ars Electronica Workshop
SAT Sept. 5, 2015, 12:30 noon-1:30 PM Cyber Interface Laboratory, The University of Tokyo. Identity Hacking Workshop Workshop
SUN Sept. 6, 2015, 10:30 AM-11 AM The Osaka Institute of Technology Presentation
SUN Sept. 6, 2015, 11 AM-11:30 AM KNOWLEDGE CAPITAL Presentation
SUN Sept. 6, 2015, 11:30 AM-12 noon VisLab OSAKA(4) Osaka University (FUNBRELLA) Presentation
SUN Sept. 6, 2015, 12 noon-12:30 noon VisLab OSAKA(5) Osaka University (Scanning) Presentation
SUN Sept. 6, 2015, 1 PM-1:30 PM XOOMS Presentation
SUN Sept. 6, 2015, 2 PM-2:30 PM Kansai University Presentation
SUN Sept. 6, 2015, 3 PM-3:30 PM KNOWLEDGE CAPITAL Presentation
SUN Sept. 6, 2015, 4 PM-4:30 PM U-SOFTFACTORY Presentation
SUN Sept. 6, 2015, 5 PM-5:30 PM The Osaka Institute of Technology. The Departement of Design and Architecture Presentation
MON Sept. 7, 2015, 11 AM-11:30 AM KNOWLEDGE CAPITAL Presentation
MON Sept. 7, 2015, 12 noon-12:30 noon VisLab OSAKA(6) Osaka Electro-Communication University Presentation
MON Sept. 7, 2015, 1 PM-1:30 PM The Osaka Institute of Technology Presentation
MON Sept. 7, 2015, 3 PM-3:30 PM KNOWLEDGE CAPITAL Presentation

A tree tweets. A tree reacts.

ISI-Dentsu Ltd. Open Innovation Lab. (JP), MIT Media Lab. (US), The Open University of Japan (JP), Obayashi Corporation (JP), Aoyama Gakuin University (JP)

What if we could add humanity to trees, and robotinity to humans? What will the mutually beneficial futuristic relationship of trees and human beings be like? We explored ways of sound communication by monitoring sap flow and pulse. Here come tree tweets. This project has 3 exhibition places: the main exhibition in the Knowledge District in POST CITY and two satellite exhibitions at Hauptplatz and in the Fashion District in POST CITY.

Being There Without Being There

iPresence LLC (JP)

Have you ever wanted to be in two places at once? With remote presence technology, you can. We are connecting between the Knowledge Capital in Japan and Ars Electronica in Austria, and you will experience an ability to physically walk around the other side and communicate with people there achieving the sense of “being there without being there”.

EXR SYSTEM

Muscle Corporation (JP)

“EXR SYSTEM” fuses state-of-the-art robotics technology and the traditional Japanese puppet theater art forms. The human puppetmaster can teach the robot original lithe movements, and the robot can re-play the motion as many times as needed.
EXR SYSTEM rent from Osaka University of Arts / Designed by Professor S. Nakagawa

Colloidal Media Compositions /Anti-Gravity Soundscape

University of Tsukuba/Digital Nature Group (JP)

How can our imagination be physicalized? We present two art works utilizing acoustic field technologies: *Colloidal Media Compositions* in which programmable soap bubbles represent the ambiguity of our mind and memory. The other is an *Anti-Gravity Soundscape*–media composition that expresses the malleability of the physical world. Small particles in the air are manipulated, burst and stabilized.

Folklore Sphere

Kansai University (JP) In cooperation with Daiko Advertising Inc. (JP)

Folklore Sphere is an attempt to rediscover regional values in both the city and nature, which have been evolving organically in a timeless way, and to present the values as multiple works of digital media for the civic pride of the future generation.

Gokan Response Activating Space

Takenaka Corporation (JP)

An architecture that affects human senses in response to the human’s movement by images, sounds, perfumes and air-flows will activate human’s body and mind. You will experience the response of architecture that makes humans smile, communicate with people and dance. This is the prototype of space designed for the super-aged society that Japan will face in the approaching future.

Incendiary Reflection

Shigeo Yoshida, Takuji Narumi, Tomohiro Tanikawa, Michitaka Hirose (The University of Tokyo/JP)

Do all of your emotions really come from inside? Incendiary Reflection influences your emotional experiences by slightly modifying the reflection of your facial expression. Although you do not change your facial expression, the face in the mirror is either a happy or a sad face.

Lost Physical Existence

VisLab Osaka (JP) : Kwansei Gakuin University (JP), Osaka Electro-Communication University (JP), Osaka University(JP)

The human detection sensors transform humans’ physical existences into the virtual world, where physical existences can remain for all eternity. These existence can be felt and touched by a 3D Fog Display and an umbrella-like device called FUNBRELLA, and also recalled by the barcodes that are assigned to each human as a result of digitization.

tear drop glasses

Shigeo Yoshida, Takuji Narumi, Tomohiro Tanikawa, Michitaka Hirose (The University of Tokyo/JP), Kasumi Yajima (techika/JP)

Teardrop Glasses alter people’s perceptions, as if they were shedding tears. This artwork changes the impression of a video depending on the timing of dropping tears from glasses, and augments our viewing experience. “We are sad, therefore we cry” or “We cry, therefore we are sad”

Twee-Shirt

Xooms (JP), U-Softfactory (JP)

Twee-Shirt is a tool to facilitate the communication between strangers. A person wearing the Twee-Shirt, on which a specific AR-marker is printed, registers their Twitter-ID and other personal records on the server in advance. Any person who wants to speak to them is able to get the information through a mobile application before starting a conversation.

What color is your city?

Osaka Institute Of Technology (JP)

What color is your city? gives a progress report about the Japanese National Project on innovative Robot Service – and presents a pilot experiment for the fusion of spatial and social arts with Japanese goods *Uchiwa* and *Kimono*, digitally recomposing multicultural cityscapes and visualizing our traditional conception of multi-dimensional transformation between 2D and 3D.