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Hiroshi ISHII
Works at MIT Media Laboratory
Attended Hokkaido University
Lives in Cambridge MA, U.S.A.
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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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【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!
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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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【祝賀】+MIT Media Lab Party after #CHI2015  ‬ in Seoul. Thanks to +Jinha Lee, +Jay Lee & +MIT Media Lab students & alumni for celebrating 20th anniversary of Tangible Media Group!!!   #CHI2015  
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【祝賀】 MIT Media Lab Party after #CHI2015 in Seoul. Thanks to Jinha Lee, Jay Lee, @medialab students & alumni for celebrating 20th anniversary of Tangible...
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【金鼠賞】 +MIT Media Lab Tangible Media Group's "TRANSFORM as Dynamic and Adaptive Furniture" video won #CHI2015  ‪Golden Mouse Award on April 20th in Seoul.
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TRANSFORM Project ▶ http://tangible.media.mit.edu/project/transform/
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【金鼠賞】 Tangible Media Group's "TRANSFORM as Dynamic and Adaptive Furniture" video won #CHI2015 Golden Mouse Award on April 20th in Seoul. Video ▶️...
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【踊原子受賞】Our TRANSFORM has received PLATINUM A'DESIGN AWARD 2015.  Thanks to the colleagues of TMG @ +MIT Media Lab, our collaborators: +Lexus International, Hakuhodo , and DNP  ...@ Milan Design Week 2014.
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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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【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.
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【踊原子】TRANSFORM, a shape-changing furniture designed by the +MIT Media Lab 's Tangible Media Group won a PLATINUM A'DESIGN AWARD 2015.
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【出杭力】Standout
The nail that just pokes out gets hammered down.
Stick out far enough that no hammer can reach you. 
Standout among the crowd.
【道程力】Blaze the Trail
A true creator lives for the untouched terrain and run at full speed on the path not yet born.  No finish lines or stopwatches exist.
【造山力】Form the Peak
Shape your own mountain from the ground up, and then ultimately be the first explorer to conquer this new summit.
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A visionary ▷ Painted Bits ▶ Tangible Bits ▶ Radical Atoms: http://tangible.media.mit.edu/vision/
Introduction
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

ishii [@] media.mit.edu
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Visions: 1) Seamless Media 1988~1994, 2) Tangible Bits 1995~2008, 3) Radical Atoms 2008~2200
Education
  • 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