Civic Creative Base Tokyo [CCBT] is located in Shibuya, a district where big screens compete for attention, where large-scale advertising investment and information dissemination as well as videos and architecture all intermingle. While the increase in large signage supplies users with a wealth of information, it also encompasses potential as media that creates new images in urban space. Via the work of architect Toyoda Keisuke and artist Seo Hyojung, these keynote lectures will consider how urban space changes through data, video media, and extended reality.
Toyoda Keisuke employs computational design to create architectural dimensions as an interplay of the digital, physical, and informational, and is known for advocating what he calls Common Ground, which is shared between the physical and digital worlds. He will discuss technological developments in the fields of digital creativity and architecture in terms of the potential for people to more dynamically change urban space.
The artist Seo Hyojung posts artworks on social media generated by the daily coding she does to learn programming and make prototypes. While increasing numbers of artists are now engaged in such coding practices as part of the current trends for using computational design and art made with open-source software as well as social media and NFT art, Seo is distinct for developing her work in urban space. Her work shown on large screens at DEMO Festival in the Netherlands, D:Art Fest in Singapore, and Incheon International Airport evinces the evolution from social media to the city, and from personal expression to public vision.
What possibilities does computational design offer urban space? Through the lectures by these two speakers, the event will explore Tokyo’s new potential as a city ushered in by art and digital technology.
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keynote lecture 02
“Computational Design: Reconfiguring Urban and Civic Creativities”
Date & Time: February 19 (Sun), 2023 5:00 pm-6:30 pm（Open 4:45 pm）
Toyoda Keisuke (Project Professor at the Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), The University of Tokyo / NOIZ (architecture design) / gluon (smart city consulting) )
Seo Hyo-jung (Artist / Professor, Samsung Art & Design Institute)
Free Admission (Pre-Registration Required) ※ Capacity 70
English-Japanese Simultaneous Interpretation Available
Organizers: Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
※Live-streaming Available in CCBT YouTube Channel
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