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Hiroshi ISHII
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【身体拡張】Extension of our body & mind across the borders via "Radical Atoms" ▶ http://tangible.media.mit.edu/vision/
http://spectrum.mit.edu/articles/technology-to-touch-across-the-globe/
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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【基調講演】I am giving a keynote speech ""TRANSFORM: Towards Radical Atoms"" at SUI 2015 in Los Angels on August 8th.
http://www.cs.uwyo.edu/~abanic/SUI2015/keynotes.html
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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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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
http://www.sensors.jp/post/sensors_531225.html
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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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【金継美学】Aesthetics of Japanese Art 『砕け散った破片の美学』
▶️ "Kintsugi: The Art of Broken Pieces" by Greatcoat Films
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【最高峰】Congrats +Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)  No.1!  ;-)      (1) MIT, (2) Stanford, (3) Harvard, (4) Princeton, (5) CalTech,… 
▶ The 50 best colleges in America via +Business Insider 
http://www.businessinsider.com/the-50-best-colleges-in-america-2015-2015-7
When it comes to assessing the value of a...
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【次】I am giving an invited talk "Beyond Pixels, Toward Radical Atoms" at #SIGGRAPH2015  NEXT Session on August 11th (Tue), 5:45pm~ in Room 150/151 in Los Angeles Convention Center. Hope to see you there!
http://s2015.siggraph.org/attendees/siggraph-next
"SIGGRAPH Next is comprised of high-profile talks in prominent sessions led by thought leaders in communities impacted by computer graphics and interactive techniques. SIGGRAPH Next focuses on a vision for the future in new and emerging areas such as those in health, energy, transportation, nano and bio technologies, and more."
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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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【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
https://www.facebook.com/ishii.mit/posts/10153308793688544?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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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

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@hiroshi_ishii

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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