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Hiroshi ISHII
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【基調講演】SUI 2015 Keynote in LA on August 8th. 
"TRANSFORM: Beyond Tangible Bits, Towards Radical Atoms"
http://www.cs.uwyo.edu/~abanic/SUI2015/keynotes.html
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musicBottles at ICC 2000 Exhibition in Tokyo
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【日テレ】SENSORS 5/31 放映視聴感謝。ぼくは米国東海岸在住のため、日テレ電波が届かず(そもそもテレビが無い)まだ見ておりません。
Thanks to NTV SENSORS and the crew. I have not yet watched it, but got a lot of good feedback via Twitter sphere. 
見逃した方(日本在住の方) ▶ http://cu.ntv.co.jp/sensors_20150530/
SENSORS 予告 ▶ https://twitter.com/SENSORS_JP/status/604209464032403457
石井三力 ▶ https://www.facebook.com/ishii.mit/posts/10153236204278544?pnref=story
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【日テレ】SENSORS 5/31 放映視聴感謝。ぼくは米国東海岸在住のため、日テレ電波が届かず(そもそもテレビが無い)まだ見ておりません。 Thanks to SENSORS and the crew. I have not yet watched it, but got a lot of good...
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【柑橘美術館】"Musée d'ORANGE" - The most beautiful contemporary art I found in the elevator shaft in the +Musée d'Orsay in Paris France in June 2013
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【出杭力】STANDOUT
A nail that pokes out gets hammered down. Stick out far enough so no hammer can reach you. Stand out amongst the crowd.
【道程力】BLAZE THE TRAIL
Live for the untouched terrain.  Run at full speed on the path not yet born. No finish lines or stopwatches here.
【造山力】FORM THE PEAK
Shape your own mountain from the ground up. Then be the first explorer to conquer this new summit.

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Three Driving Forces for the Pioneers: ①【出杭力】Standout The nail that just pokes out gets hammered down. Stick out far enough that no hammer can reach you....
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【踊原子受賞】Our #TRANSFORM   has received PLATINUM A'DESIGN AWARD 2015. Thanks to the colleagues of Tangible Media Group & +MIT Media Lab, our collaborators: Lexus International, Hakuhodo , and Dai Nippon Printing. First exhibited at Milan Design Week 2014.
http://tangible.media.mit.edu/project/transform/
▶ http://www.lexus-int.com/lexus-design/lexus-design-amazing/2014/
https://competition.adesignaward.com/design.php?ID=37260
https://competition.adesignaward.com/designer.php?profile=142975
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One of the latest inventions at the MIT Media Lab is inFORM, a Dynamic Shape Display. Picture an area of 900 individual pegs that move dynamically based on the hand motions of someone across the room—or across the ocean. “The idea is physical telepresence. People can point, touch, and manipulate objects remotely over long distance,” […]
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PingPongPlus at ICC 2000 Exhibition
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【合掌】25年前、NTTヒューマンインタフェース研究所で、遠隔協調活動支援システム ClearBoard の持つ視線可読性 (Gaze Awareness) の認知評価実験を指導してくださった恩師、三宅なほみ先生。心からご冥福をお祈りします。▶️ 東大特任教授・三宅なほみさん死去 朝日新聞 DIGITAL http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASH614FX3H61UTIL02B.html

【訃報】My mentor, and a pioneer of cognitive science, Prof. Naomi Miyake passed away. A loss for the world. 25 years ago, she guided me to experiment "gaze awareness" on the ClearBoard at NTT Human Interface Laboratories. 
ClearBoard: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153246239108544.1073741864.720428543&type=1&l=4f2ef14533
Profile: http://coref.u-tokyo.ac.jp/nmiyake/profile/english.html
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【土曜深夜】5月31日(日)2時25分〜 日本テレビ SENSORS 情報技術の世界最先端「MITメディアラボ」驚愕のテクノロジー ▶️ 5/31 2:25AM~ NTV SENSORS
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今週の「SENSORS」(土曜深夜)の放送内容は・・・ ■情報技術の世界最先端「MITメディアラボ」驚愕のテクノロジー 2200年を見据えた
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【踊納豆菌】+Joichi Ito  visited Tangible Media Group | +MIT Media Lab  to see the award-winning bioLogic project & dancing Natto-cells on May 11th.
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【踊納豆菌】 Joi Ito visited Tangible Media Group | MIT Media Lab to see the award-winning bioLogic project & dancing Natto-cells on May 11th....
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【踊原子@NYC】 +MIT Media Lab Tangible Media Group's inFORM is on “TOOLS: EXTENDING OUR REACH” exhibit at the +Cooper Hewitt  National Design Meusem in New York till May 25. Don't miss the chance to see & feel dancing atoms in NYC!
http://tangible.media.mit.edu/project/inform-at-cooper-hewitt/
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【踊原子@NYC】MIT Media Lab Tangible Media Group's inFORM is on “TOOLS: EXTENDING OUR REACH” exhibit at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Meusem in New York...
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A visionary ▷ Painted Bits ▶ Tangible Bits ▶ Radical Atoms: http://tangible.media.mit.edu/vision/
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Hiroshi Ishii is a Jerome B. Wiesner Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, at the MIT Media Lab. He was awarded tenure from MIT in July 2001, and was named Associate Director at the Media Lab in May 2008. He was honored with the Jerome B. Wiesner Professorship Chair from MIT in April 2011. He directs Tangible Media Group and co-directs Things That Think (TTT) consortium.

Hiroshi Ishii's research focuses upon the design of seamless interfaces between humans, digital information, and the physical environment. At the MIT Media Lab, he founded the Tangible Media Group in fall 1995 pursuing a new vision of Human Computer Interaction (HCI): "Tangible Bits." His team seeks to change the "painted bits" of GUIs to "tangible bits" by giving physical form to digital information.  In 2012, he presented the new vision "Radical Atoms" to take a leap beyond "Tangible Bits" by assuming a hypothetical generation of materials that can change form and appearance dynamically, becoming as reconfigurable as pixels on a screen. 

Ishii and his team have presented their visions of "Tangible Bits" and "Radical Atoms" at a variety of academic, design, and artistic venues (including ACM SIGCHI, ACM SIGGRAPH, Industrial Design Society of America, AIGA, NTT ICC, Ars Electronica, Centre Pompidou, and Victoria and Albert Museum), emphasizing that the development of tangible interfaces requires the rigor of both scientific and artistic review. A display of many of the group's projects took place at the NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC) in Tokyo in summer 2000. A three-year-long exhibition "Get in Touch" featured the Tangible Media group's work at Ars Electronica Center (Linz, Austria) from September 2001 through August 2004. He was elected to CHI Academy by ACM SIGCHI, and it was announced in CHI 2006 in Montreal. He received Funai Achievement Award in FIT 2010 in Kyushu, Japan.

Prior to MIT, from 1988-1994, he led a CSCW research group at the NTT Human Interface Laboratories, where his team invented TeamWorkStation and ClearBoard. In 1993 and 1994, he was a visiting assistant professor at the University of Toronto, Canada. In 1986~87, he was a visiting researcher at the GMD in Germany. 

He received B. E. degree in electronic engineering, M. E. and Ph. D. degrees in computer engineering from Hokkaido University, Japan, in 1978, 1980 and 1992, respectively.

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Hiroshi ISHII
Jerome B. Wiesner Professor of Media Arts and Sciences
Associate Director of MIT Media Laboratory 
Head of Tangible Media Group, Media Lab 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Visions: 1) Seamless Media 1988~1994, 2) Tangible Bits 1995~2008, 3) Radical Atoms 2008~2200
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  • Hokkaido University
    Computer Engineering, 1974 - 1980
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  • MIT Media Laboratory
    Professor, 1995 - present
    Jerome B. Wiesner Professor of Media Arts and Sciences Associate Director of MIT Media Laboratory
  • NTT Human Interface Laboratories
    Senior Research Engineer, 1980 - 1995
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Cambridge MA, U.S.A.
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Boston MA, U.S.A. 95-04 - Toronto, Canada 93-94 - Bonn, Germany 86-87 - Yokosuka, Japan 86-95 - Yokohama, Japan 80-86 - Sapporo, Japan 60-80 - Tokyo, Japan 56-59