Tokyo University of the Arts Center of Innovation

“Creating Innovation for “Synesensory” through Inspirational Art and Science& Technology”

Outline

The Center of Innovation Science and Technology-Based Radical Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program (COI STREAM), which was launched jointly in fiscal year 2013 by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and the Japan Science and Technology Agency, Tokyo University of the Arts Center of Innovation (COI) establishes a model envisioning a harmonious society and hi-quality lifestyle. The program intends to identify the challenges of innovative R&D lying ahead for our society 10 years from now, knock down the existing walls of fields and organizations, and to conduct R&D starting from the stage of basic research carrying through to practical application.

This program aims to achieve, through industry-university collaboration, the creative innovations that would be impossible by either companies or universities alone, and to establish a platform in Japan. Under this framework, the Tokyo University of the Arts COI site strives to build a society, which is abundant not simply in terms of material conditions, but is overflowing with a richness of mind by integrating the disparate fields of art and science & technology, and collaborating with the education, healthcare and welfare services towards the “building of a living environment with a high-quality of life (becoming a prosperous and reputable country)” as was set out as ‘Vision 2’ of this program.

Tokyo University of the Arts newly established the “Arts & Science LAB.” in the Ueno campus as a part of the “Project to Establish an International Science and Technology Innovation Center through Industry-University Collaboration Utilizing Local Resources”. This leads to build a platform to deliver creative innovations which cannot be achieved by either companies or universities alone.

Following the start of COI program supported by Mext and JST in fiscal year 2015, the Tokyo University of the Arts COI site has started to deliver contents widely and has developed infrastructures both in Japan and abroad by collaborating with the education, healthcare and welfare services sectors.

Moreover, our COI site aims to produce a variety of educational experiences with high-quality reproductions of cultural heritage and visual contents that combine the fields of art, history and science & technology based on the theme of ‘Creating Innovation for “Synesensory” through Inspirational Art and Science & Technology’.  We also research to contribute to the fields of education, healthcare and welfare services through robots with original software.  We aim to achieve a harmonious society where we learn from people with disabilities about the profound inspiration coming into contact with art.  The COI will be drawing up plans to develop contents and programs that create a new inspiration through sports and arts of coming 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. We will also imple ment the ways to utilize Japanese cultural resources.

We intend to build a harmonious society and an environment that are full of richness of mind, beyond mere material affluence through this program.

Objectives of the Center

The objectives of the Center are to develop cultural contents which will serve as a next-generation infrastructure through the integration of art and science & technology. We aim to deliver cultural contents through the educational services and cultural diplomacy that contribute to build good international relations.

Tokyo University of the Arts has long cultivated artistic history such as paintings, music, visual and bodily expressions.  Now our COI site delivers the contents and applications through the companies which join us.  Also we deliver our expressions through education, art business and diplomacy.

Major applications and services

- Next-generation global education infrastructure utilizing “Synesensory” contents such as high-quality reproductions of cultural heritages and ‘mobile art museums’.
- Communication services using robots in order to contribute to the fields of welfare, healthcare and tourism.
- Cultural programs at the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games utilizing “Synesensory” contents.

board members

PL (Project leader)

Koshi Yamamoto

(JVCKENWOOD Corporation)

RL (Research leader)

Masaaki Miyasako

(Professor, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Director, Public Collaboration Center, Tokyo University of the Arts)

SPL (Sub Project Leader)

Isao Matsushita

(Professor, Performing Arts Center, Vice President, Tokyo University of the Arts)

SPL (Sub Project Leader)

Junji Ito

(Project Professor Vice Director, Public Collaboration Center, Tokyo University of the Arts)

SPL (Sub Project Leader)

Oriza Hirata

(Project Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts)

SPL (Sub Project Leader)

Takashi Fukai

(RL/Director, Tokyo University of the Arts Public Collaboration Center/Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School of Fine Arts)

SRL (Sub Research Leader / Seeds & Needs Research Manager)

Kei Arai

(Associate Professor, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts)

Research themes

Innovation "to nurture culture"

Research on Culture Sharing

Yuichiro Taira

(Project Associate Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts Public Collaboration Center)

Benesse, NHK Promotions, Takeo, The Asahi Shimbun, Ogawa

By combining the achievements of the arts, history and technology, the sub-group will create synesthetic contents, such as clone cultural assets which restore the DNA of arts, mobile museums, and implement them in mobile and wearable terminals in preparation for their use as materials for elementary education, as well as their incorporation into personal learning systems.

Research on synesthetic media

Takashi Kiriyama

(Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School of Film and New Media)

NICT, NHK Engineering System, YAMAHA

The sub-group will combine texture-oriented printing technologies and 3D printing technologies with art to develop interfaces that link together visuals, audio and vibrations in order to build various interactive education systems that concurrently stimulate multiple senses, including sight, hearing and touch.

Innovation "to nurture the bonds"

Cultural Diplomacy and Art Business

Junji Ito

(Project Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts Public Collaboration Center)

Akira Senju

(Project Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts Public Collaboration Center)

JVCKENWOOD, NHK Enterprise, Makers’ Base

The sub-group will establish a system to practice the achievement of COI site, and conduct the social implementation of cultural diplomacy assets in international collaboration as well as regional revitalization.

Innovation "to nurture the mind"

Research on Robotics & Performing Arts

Oryza Hirata

(Project Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts Public Collaboration Center)

Takenobu Chikaraishi

(Project Assistant Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts Public Collaboration Center)

Osaka University, Benesse, SoftBank Robotics

The sub-group will develop educational contents by producing and presenting the most-advanced works of "robotic performance art," as well as contribute to the development of new robot-based tourist sites by giving entire towns a new look and atmosphere through the (strategic) placement of robots, in addition to contributing to the fields of welfare for the disabled and medical care.

Research on disabilities and expressions

Oko Arai

(Project Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts Public Collaboration Center)

Nagoya University, Benesse, YAMAHA

The sub-group seeks to achieve a symbiotic society that offers a world full of dreams to all by learning from people with disabilities about the emotional thrill of coming into contact with the arts, while studying the relationship between emotional thrill and brain functions.

2020 Initiative

Isao Matsushita

(Vice President, Tokyo University of the Arts/Professor, Performing Arts Center)

Rui Ogawa

(Project Associate Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts Public Collaboration Center)

Tokyu Agency, YAMAHA, Nagoya University

The sub-group will devise a plan for the formulation of contents and programs for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in 2020, which are to generate new "emotional thrills" through sports and the arts , as well as implement effective methods of utilizing and disseminating information on Japan's diverse and innovative cultural resources.

The COI Site, Tokyo University of the Arts

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