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TMPR (Iwasawa Brothers + Horikawa Junichiro + Miyama Yu + Nakata Kazue) “Moving Point Observation Station (”

Civic Creative Base Tokyo [CCBT]
Date & Time
January 12 (Fri) – January 21 (Sun), 2024
January 15, 2024
1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Civic Creative Base Tokyo [CCBT]
Application Period
December 8, 2023 to 12:00 pm the day before the desired date of participation *No advance reservation is required for the exhibition

Open call for “Moving Point Observation Station (” operators (work shop participants)!
The CCBT Artist Fellow TMPR will open a research base at CCBT “Moving Point Observation Station (,” where AI and humans collaborate to observe the world, as part of the project “Tracing the Landscape That AI Beheld: An Artificial Intelligence Travelogue.” The station will hold observation workshops daily, and will also exhibit and showcase research and observation results.

“Moving Point Observation Station (”

Scarcely a day goes by in which artificial intelligence is not in the news. But many people still remain uncertain about how they can interact with AI in their lives. In the Tracing the Landscape That AI Beheld: An Artificial Intelligence Travelogue project, 2023 CCBT artist fellow TMPR will open the Moving Point Observation Station ( as an experiment in monitoring the world in collaboration with AI. From their base at the observation station, the participants will walk routes set according to their team, and AI will then predict their experiences from those routes. How do these AI predictions differ from the actual experiences of the human body? Where do they synchronize?

The project will recruit “operators” (participants) for a workshop at the Moving Point Observation Station in which humans will observe the world alongside AI. It will show the research being undertaken by the operators, and then exhibit that progress and the results of the observations. We look forward to welcoming visitors and participants to the Moving Point Observation Station.

“Operators” (participants) recruitment

Dates:Friday, January 12 – Sunday, January 14, 2024
    Tuesday, January 16 – Sunday, January 21, 2024
Time:1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, The workshop starts every hour on the hour (Five times/day)
Capacity:6 people/session (accepted up to three people at one application)
Application deadline:12:00 pm the day before the desired date of application
Participation Fee:Free
Application:Apply using the application form (Peatix) below.

“Tracing the Landscape That AI Beheld: An Artificial Intelligence Travelogue”

This project by Tokyo Moving Point Researchers (TMPR), which comprises members with different expertise in various design fields, explores the relationship between humans and the information society, with a focus on AI. During its period as a 2023 CCBT artist fellow, TMPR will develop applications, design and devise workshops, review and consider the data obtained, and produce a documentation book about this. As part of the project, the Moving Point Observation Station will host a participatory workshop that examines how experiences of the human body diverge from or synchronize with predictions made by artificial intelligence based on past data and the trajectory of human activities. Utilizing a fictional story, it prompts us to update our perceptions of the technology that lurks beneath the surface of everyday life, and attempts to normalize the symbiosis of technology and humankind.

Artist Fellow

CCBT Art Incubation Program

One of CCBT’s core programs, the Art Incubation Program provides opportunities for creative talent to undertake new projects and makes those processes accessible to the public, facilitating forms of artistic expression, exploration, and action that change our city for the better. Selected through an open call, five artist fellows will act as CCBT partners, developing their projects, making the creative process public, exhibiting the results, and holding workshops and talks.

Tokyo Moving Point Researchers (Iwasawa Bros. + Horikawa Junichiro + Miyama Yu + Nakata Kazue)

Tokyo Motion Point Researchers

Formed in 2023, Tokyo Motion Point Researchers (TMPR, or Tempura) is a team that researches ways to play with the city, straddling the digital and physical, the high-tech and handwork, and human and nonhuman perspectives. Its members include designers and programmers whose work focuses on objects, surfaces, and the interpersonal.


Iwasawa Hitoshi

spatial designer / Sculptural Design Director, Iwasawa Bros.

Iwasawa Hitoshi graduated with a degree in architecture from Tama Art University. As one half of Iwasawa Bros., he is charge of sculptural design for the group. He is also a spatial designer and producer of furniture with casters. Iwasawa’s forte is designing spaces, making innovative furniture, and creating various other kinds of objects like business card cases. He loves anything that moves.


Iwasawa Takashi

Technical Director / Iwasawa Bros., TMPR

Iwasawa Takashi is one half of the experience and spatial design group Iwasawa Bros. In 2002, he founded Battanation with his brother, Hitoshi. He designs concepts and serves as director for the group’s spatial design and furniture design projects.


Horikawa Junichiro

programmer, algorithmic designer

Born in 1984 in Tokyo, Horikawa Junichiro graduated from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture with a master’s degree in advanced architectural design. Inspired by geometry and natural ecology, he researches and creates various forms with algorithms. He regularly streams tutorials and releases videos about algorithmic design on YouTube. His major awards include The One Show’s Gold Pencil in 2019 and the Excellence Award in the Art Division at the 23rd Japan Media Arts Festival. Horikawa has taught as a part-time instructor at Tokyo University of the Arts since 2011, and also at Waseda University. He has been CTO of gluon since 2017 and a specialist academic support staff at the University of Tokyo since 2020. His major publications include Parametric Design with Grasshopper (2017, BNN) and Algorithmic Design with Houdini (2019, BNN).


Miyama Yu

graphic designer

After graduating from Yokohama National University with a degree in architecture, Miyama Yu worked for an interior design studio before going freelance. With a focus on typographic design for logos and publicity materials, he works widely in architecture, visual art, and interior design. Miyama has recently expanded the scope of his activities to include Taiwan and Hong Kong.


Nakata Kazue

communications planner / Director, Kiten Planning / Editor in Chief, Magazine House Co-Coco

Born in 1984 in Tokyo, Nakata Kazue is based in Chiba. After graduating from Musashino Art University with a degree in arts policy and management, she worked in corporate public relations and planning, before establishing Kiten Planning in 2018. She founded Magazine House Co-Coco in 2021. Nakata works widely in the fields of culture, design, and welfare with a focus on PR, documentation, and media editing.

TMPR (Iwasawa Brothers + Horikawa Junichiro + Miyama Yu + Nakata Kazue)
Civic Creative Base Tokyo [CCBT]