Event Report

XD eXhibitions 2012

The XD eXhibitions 2012 was held at the Tokyo Design Center’s Galleria Hall in Gotanda from March 25th to 26th.

This was the fourth of the annual exhibitions where the results of the year’s research from the X-DESIGN program were announced. The exhibition included 26 works from each of the laboratories. As with the XD’s scope of research, the exhibition covered a wide spectrum of students’ interests, from media-art to anthropolgical research of local cities. With many works that invited physical interaction like “Neon Dough” (a glowing clay), “colormy” (educational toy on color principles), and “POCHUTER” (poster that simulates a ‘kiss’), the exhibition provided a fun experience for visitors who were able to directly enjoy the works and its creators.

Two talk sessions were held at the Symposium Area on both 25th and 26th, where topics related to the future of design and product-making were discussed between XD Program’s professors and guests.

“CROSSING OF MEDIA AND SOLID” held on 26th from 16:00 can be viewed from the USTREAM archive below:

http://xd.sfc.keio.ac.jp/en/xd2012/ust/

- EXHIBITION SUMMARY

(This exhibition is closed. Thank you for visiting.)

[DATE] 2012/3/25 (sun)  – 3/26 (mon)

[HOURS] 10:00 – 19:00

[LOCATION] Tokyo Design Center “Galleria Hall”
5-25-19 Higashi Gotanda,Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo

 

- EXHIBITED WORKS

Takenaka Laboratory/ Kakehi Laboratory / Kato Laboratory / Sakai Laboratory /Tanaka Laboratory / Yamakana Laboratory / Wakita  Laboratory

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- SYMPOSIUM

Sunday 25th May
14:00~15:30 “PARAMETRIC MATERIALITY”
Shoyo Fujita (Light Transport Entertainment Inc.)
Akira Wakita (Associate Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University)

16:00~17:30 “INTRODUCTION TO XD”

Monday 26th May
14:00~15:30 “SOCIAL FABRICATION”
Teppei Fujiwara (Architect)
Daijiro Mizuno (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University)
Hiroya Tanaka (Associate Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University)

16:00~18:00 “CROSSING OF MEDIA AND SOLID”
Hiroshi Takahashi (WOW Founder / Executive Producer)
Mamoru Kano (WOW Art Director)
Yasuhiro Suzuki (Artist)
Naoki Sakai (Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University)
Shunji Yamanaka (Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University)

 

 

 

“PARAMETRIC MATERIALITY” From left, Shoyo Furuta, Associate Professor Akira Wakita

XD's professors discussing the program's future in “INTRODUCTION TO XD”

XD's professors discussing the program's future in “INTRODUCTION TO XD”

“CROSSING OF MEDIA AND SOLID” From left, Professor Shunji Yamanaka, Yasuhiro Suzuki, Yuji Takahashi, Mamoru Kano, Professor Naoki Sakai

A visitor testing “kincode,” a health-management device that calculates users' fatigue level based on muscle stiffness. Results are sent to the network, where the users can download and track their own data through iPad applications. (Naoki Sakai Laboratory)

Glowing clay, “NeonDough.” Modules containing electric circuits are combined with conductive clay, emitting light that changes color according to the physical attributes of the clay. (Yasuaki Kakehi Laboratory)

“living floccus,” an air-physics display capturing the pixels of the vortex ring in the mist. Image position is controlled through stroboscopic effect. (Yasuaki Kakehi Laboratory)

An educational toy, “colormy.” Blocks represent the three primary colors, which can be combined to create a palette of various different colors. The work is aimed to teach and encourage discovery through play. (Yamanaka Design Laboratory)

A study on design-support systems based on the concept of 'fabrication,' intended for creating various structures from two-dimensional boards. (Hiroya Tanaka Laboratory)