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Foundation of Technology Supporting the Creation of Digital Media Contents

Research Supervisor
Hiroshi Harashima
Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo
Year Started


This research area targets research which will create advanced and innovative expression techniques that will support the production of works with regard to a new culture which is called media art, that has shown a rapid progress due to the development of information science and technology and a novel basic technology which will realize these. Specifically, such research is research related to technologies for the input, processing, editing and expression of reflection and image, interface technologies, network technologies, etc. for the purpose of increasing quality (including the number of dimension) of films, animation and game software, for which electronic technologies such as computers are freely used, and CG art, network art works, etc. which will be the basis for them. Research into technologies for an artificial reality that enable expression of senses other than the sense of sight and the sense of hearing, technologies for a composite sense of reality which superimposes the real space and an artificial space is included. It is also for research into novel expression techniques for which the characteristics of digital media are utilized, research into expression techniques which take the sensitivity of human beings into account from the viewpoints of comfort and safety, research into techniques for manufacturing high performance contents which enable the production of superior works in terms of the story, research into software and hardware which enable anybody to produce digital media works freely and efficiently, etc.

Strategic Sector

Creation of an Advanced Science and Technology which Supports the Raising of the Level of Creation of Media Art

Research Projects

Year Started : 2006
Research DirectorAffiliationResearch Project
Yoichiro Kawaguchi Professor, The University of Tokyo Technology which Creates the Advanced Space of New Traditional Arts using Super High Resolution Images and Interactive Biological Objects
Hideo Saito Professor, Keio University Technology to Display 3D Contents into Free Space
Takeshi Sunaga Professor, Tama Art University Platform Design for Emerging "People's Art"
Tomio Watanabe Professor, Okayama Prefectural University Generation and Control Technology of Human-entrained Embodied Media
Year Started : 2005
Research DirectorAffiliationResearch Project
Hiroo Iwata Professor, University of Tsukuba Expressive Science and Technology for Device Art
Haruhiro Katayose Professor, Kwansei Gakuin University Development of Design Reuse Technology for Nonverbal Time-Series Media
Hideyuki Tamura Professor, Ritsumeikan University Mixed Reality Pre-Visualization As Pre-Production Tool in Film-Making
Hitoshi Matsubara Professor, Future University-Hakodate Development Support and Evaluation of On-line Games
Year Started : 2004
Research DirectorAffiliationResearch Project
Masahiko Inakage Professor, Keio University The Research of Ubiquitous Content Production Authoring System
Michitaka Hirose Professor, The University of Tokyo Technology to Create Digital Public Art
Masaki Fujihata Professor, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music Creating 21st Century Art form Based on Digital Media
Shigeo Morishima Professor, Waseda University Fundamental Research for Contents Creation with Low Cost and High Efficiency
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