Yoichi Ochiai

Biography

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落合陽一

Yoichi Ochiai

メディアアーティスト。1987年生まれ、東京大学大学院学際情報学府博士課程修了(学際情報学府初の早期修了)、博士(学際情報学)。筑波大学デジタルネイチャー開発研究センター センター長、准教授・JST CREST xDiversityプロジェクト研究代表。

2015年World Technology Award,2016年Prix Ars Electronica、EUよりSTARTS Prizeを受賞。Laval Virtual Awardを2017年まで4年連続5回受賞,2019年SXSW Creative Experience ARROW Awards 受賞、2017年スイス・ザンガレンシンポジウムよりLeaders of Tomorrow選出。

個展として「Image and Matter(マレーシア・2016)」、「質量への憧憬(東京・2019)」、「情念との反芻(ライカ銀座・2019)」など多数開催。著作として「魔法の世紀(PLANETS)」、「デジタルネイチャー(PLANETS)」、写真集「質量への憧憬(amana)」。2017年-2019年まで筑波大学学長補佐、2018年より内閣府知的財産戦略ビジョン専門調査会委員、内閣府「ムーンショット型研究開発制度」ビジョナリー会議委員、大阪・関西万博テーマ事業プロデューサーなどを歴任。専門はHCIおよび知能化技術を用いた応用領域の探求。

メディアアートを計算機自然のヴァナキュラー的民藝と捉え、「物化する計算機 自然と対峙し、質量と映像の間にある憧憬や情念を反芻する」をステートメントに、研究や芸術活動の枠を自由に越境し、探求と表現を継続している。

メディアアーティスト
博士(学際情報学)

筑波大学デジタルネイチャー開発研究センターセンター長
筑波大学図書館情報メディア系 准教授
大阪芸術大学客員教授
金沢美術工芸大学客員教授
デジタルハリウッド大学特任教授

JST CREST xDiversity 研究代表

一般社団法人XRコンソーシアム理事
一般社団法人未踏理事
一般社団法人xDiversity理事

Pixie Dust Technologies.Inc 代表取締役

Media Artist. Born in 1987. Received his Ph.D. in Applied Computer Science from the University of Tokyo, the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information (Studies in 2 years the fastest record). Associate Professor at the University of Tsukuba, Director of Research and Development Center for Digital Nature. Principal Investigator of JST CREST xDiversity Project.

Yoichi has received numerous awards, including a World Technology Award in 2015, the Prix Ars Electronica 2016, an Honorary Mention in the EU STARTS Prizes 2016, Laval Virtual Awards in 2014-17, 2019 SXSW Creative Experience ARROW Awards and more. He was included in the Best Knowledge Pool at the St. Gallen Symposium and the Global Shapers at the World Economic Forum.

His work has been widely exhibited, including in the solo exhibitions "Image and Matter", Kuala Lumpur, 2016, “Sehnsucht Nach Masse”, Tokyo Amana Square, 2019, “Yoichi Ochiai, Beauty of National Resolution ∽ End to End Transformation of Material Things ∽ Digital Nature”, in Omotesando, Tokyo, “Reminiscence of the Unknown”, in Shibuya, which delved into the aesthetics of eastern philosophy. His work has also been shown in group exhibitions, including "Ars Electronica Festival", "SIGGRAPH Art Gallery", “Kempoku Arts Festival" and "Media Ambition Tokyo".

Yoichi published various books including photographs and essays, “The century of Magic”, “Digital Nature”, and “Sehnsucht nach masse”. As an artist statement, he states following statement; exploring the boundaries in "End to End Transformation of Material Things", exploring the boundaries between images and materials, nature and computers, and freely crossing the boundaries of computer science, applied physics, and media arts.

Media Artist
Ph.D(Applied Computer Science)

Head of Research Development Center for Digital Nature, University of Tsukuba
Associate Professor, University of Tsukuba
Visiting Professor, Osaka University of Arts
Visiting Professor, Kanazawa College of Art
Visiting Professor, Digital Hollywood University

Board Member of VR Consortium
Board Member of Mitoh Foundation
Board Member of xDiversity

Pixie Dust Technologies.Inc CEO

AWARD / HONOR

YEAR AWARD AND HONOR
2019 SXSW Creative Experience ARROW Awards. Best Immersive Experience
2019 Cannes Lions 2019 Music Bronze
2019 Cannes Lions 2019 SDGs Shortlist
2017 St. Gallen Symposium Leaders of Tomorrow
2017 Spikes Asia Bronze
2016 Prix Ars Electronica Honorary Mention
2016 Starts Prize Honorary Mention
2015 World Technology Award
2014 Laval Virtual Award (Grand Prix du Jury)
2013 Springer Diamond Award for best research from ACE
2010 Super Creator Award from IPA Japan

EXHIBITION

YEAR EXHIBITION
2020

未知への追憶

Reminiscence of the Unknown

2019

燐光する霊性 ~布と風、残響する軀と機械~

Phosphorescence of the Natural Divinity

2019

情念との反芻 ~ひかりのこだま、イメージの霊感~

Ruminating with the Spirituality

2019

質量への憧憬 〜前計算機自然のパースペクティブ〜

Sehnsucht nach Masse

2018

落合陽一、山紫水明∽事事無碍∽計算機自然

Yoichi Ochiai, Beauty of Natural Resolution ∞ End to End Transformation of Material Things ∞ Desital Nature

2017

ジャパニーズテクニウム

Japanese Technium

2017

Imago et Materia

Imago et Materia

2016

Image and Matter

Image and Matter

PUBLICATION

YEAR TITLE
2020 Kotaro Oomori, Akihisa Shitara, Tatsuya Minagawa, Sayan Sarcar, and Yoichi Ochiai. 2020. A Preliminary Study on Understanding Voice-only Online Meetings Using Emoji-based Captioning for Deaf or Hard of Hearing Users. In The 22nd International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS ’20), October 26–28, 2020, Virtual Event, Greece. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 4 pages.
2019 Takahito Aoto, Yuta Itoh, Kazuki Otao, Kazuki Takazawa, and Yoichi Ochiai. 2019. A Design for Optical Cloaking Display. In Proceedings of SIGGRAPH ’19 Emerging Technologies. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2 pages.
2018 Miyu Iwafune, Taisuke Ohshima, and Yoichi Ochiai. 2018. Coded Skeleton: Shape Changing User Interface with Mechanical Metamaterial. In SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 Technical Briefs (SA ’18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 11, 4 pages.
2018 Chun Wei Ooi, Naoya Muramatsu, and Yoichi Ochiai. 2018. Eholo glass: Electroholography glass. A lensless approach to holographic augmented reality near-eye display. In SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 Technical Briefs (SA ’18 Technical Briefs ), December 4–7, 2018, Tokyo, Japan. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 4 pages.
2018 Yoichi Ochiai, Kazuki Otao, Yuta Itoh, Shouki Imai, Kazuki Takazawa, Hiroyuki Osone, Atsushi Mori, and Ippei Suzuki. 2018. Make your own Retinal Projector: Retinal Near-Eye Displays via Metamaterials. In SIGGRAPH ’18 Emerging Technologies (SIGGRAPH ’18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2 pages.
2017 Yoichi Ochiai, Takayuki Hoshi, and Ippei Suzuki. 2017. Holographic Whisper: Rendering Audible Sound Spots in Three-dimensional Space by Focusing Ultrasonic Waves. In Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 4314-4325.
2017 Mose Sakashita, Tatsuya Minagawa, Amy Koike, Ippei Suzuki, Keisuke Kawahara, and Yoichi Ochiai. 2017. You as a Puppet: Evaluation of Telepresence User Interface for Puppetry. In Proceedings of the 30th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST ’17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 217-228.
2016 Yoichi Ochiai, Kota Kumagai, Takayuki Hoshi, Jun Rekimoto, Satoshi Hasegawa, and Yoshio Hayasaki. 2016. Fairy Lights in Femtoseconds: Aerial and Volumetric Graphics Rendered by Focused Femtosecond Laser Combined with Computational Holographic Fields. ACM Trans. Graph.35, 2, Article 17 (February 2016), 14 pages.
2016 Akira Ishii, Ippei Suzuki, Shinji Sakamoto, Keita Kanai, Kazuki Takazawa, Hiraku Doi, and Yoichi Ochiai. 2016. Optical Marionette: Graphical Manipulation of Human’s Walking Direction. In Proceedings of the 29th Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST ’16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 705-716.
2016 Yoichi Ochiai, Kota Kumagai, Takayuki Hoshi, Satoshi Hasegawa, and Yoshio Hayasaki. 2016. Cross-Field Aerial Haptics: Rendering Haptic Feedback in Air with Light and Acoustic Fields. In Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 3238-3247.
2014 Yoichi Ochiai, Takayuki Hoshi, and Jun Rekimoto. 2014. Pixie dust: graphics generated by levitated and animated objects in computational acoustic-potential field. ACM Trans. Graph. 33, 4, Article 85 (July 2014), 13 pages.
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MEDIA

YEAR TITLE
2020 Future, DESIGN TALKS plus, NHK world, 2020
2020 We, in the Time of Corona, Yoichi Ochiai, Media Artist, Computer Scientist
2016 Yoichi Ochiai, talks at google

BOOK

YEAR TITLE
2020

働き方5.0~これからの世界をつくる仲間たちへ~(小学館)

2019

2030年の世界地図帳(SBクリエイティブ)

2019

日本進化論(SBクリエイティブ)

2018

0才から100才まで学び続けなくてはならない時代を生きる学ぶ人と育てる人のための教科書(小学館)

2018

ニッポン2021-2050 データから構想を生み出す教養と思考法(角川書店)

2018

デジタルネイチャー(PLANETS)

2018

日本再興戦略 (NewsPicks Book)

2017

超AI時代の生存戦略(大和書房)

2015

魔法の世紀(PLANETS)