A Media Artist born in 1987. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Computer Science from the University of Tokyo, the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information (Completed the course in 2 years; the first-ever record). Associate Professor, Director of Research and Development Center for Digital Nature. An IPA-approved super-creator / programming genius. He was an assistant to the president of Tsukuba University from 2017 to 2019, a member of the Cabinet Office’s Expert Committee on Intellectual Property Strategy Vision from 2018, a member of the Cabinet Office’s Moonshot R&D System Visionary Council. Besides being a producer of a Thematic Project at Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan, he has won numerous awards including Prix Ars Electronica, SXSW Arrow Awards, MIT Innovators Under 35 Japan, and more. He also freely explores fields outside of his expertise, such as photography and writing, making him all the more curious and expressive.
noiz is an architectural design firm founded in 2007 by Keisuke Toyoda and Tsai Jia-Shuan. Kosuke Sakai joined in 2016 as a new partner, and the firm now has offices in Tokyo, Taipei, and Warsaw. Using the most advanced computational methods, they have expanded their works beyond the realm of conventional design firms, focusing on architecture and interior design, from installations to urban planning. With their expertise in the latest digital technology and architectural design, global members with diverse skillsets actively explore new forms of expression.
Robot control system “V-Sido”(pronunciation: /b ʊʃɪ doʊ óʊ és/) planning, development and licensing centering on the core, we are developing development support and consulting for robots in general. Their expertise on controlling gigantic robots is top-level in the world.
A visual design studio based in Tokyo, Sendai, London, and San Francisco. They are involved in a wide range of design work that is not bound by existing media or categories, from various visual expressions in advertisements, commercial ads and conceptual videos, to installation direction in spaces, and user interface design developed in collaboration with manufacturers.
NOMURA Co., Ltd.
A full-fledged spacial planning and production company that handles the design, construction, and management of commercial facilities, hotels, corporate facilities, workplaces, expos, museums, and more. They have over 130 years of expertise in digital technology, spreading “joy and excitement” to people ever since it was founded, by providing solutions to social issues using spacial value.
A 21st century one-stop art company founded by a gathered experts from the fields of stage production, engineering production, art production, design, and management. They have a unique mindset and solid technical capabilities.
TIER IV, INC.
Leading the development of Autoware, the world’s largest open-source software for automated driving, the company provides a full-stack solution for the commercialization of automated vehicles. It runs on multiple platforms based on the Autoware-defined Automated Driving Kit (ADK).
Ango-Ya is an IT organization based in Fukuoka and Tokyo that was established to create and socially implement new economic activities pioneered by blockchain technology. Enthusiastic about the arrival of the “New Internet Era” through blockchain technology, we focus on solving various problems. In order to create products that take full advantage of the benefits of blockchain, it is essential to have an understanding of its philosophy and knowledge of a wide range of technology selections. We are working on creating new values through hypothesizing and experimenting with such challenges.