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Media Alchemist

Yoichi Ochiai

落合 陽一


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Media Alchemist

Yoichi Ochiai

落合 陽一

December 2015, appointed POST PIXEL & MEDIA media Alchemist to lead the research and development of INNOLAB at (Post pixel-and-media) area to consider the future of media contact experience. Born 1987 in Tokyo. Media Artist / Assistant Professor of University of Tsukuba, Head of Digital Nature Group. / Board Member of Virtual Reality Consortium. BA(Media Arts and Sciences) from University of Tsukuba, 2011, Ph.D (Applied Computer Science) from University of Tokyo 2015 (he got PhD in 2 years: the fastest record). He is interested in post-pixels multimedia and conducting research towards his vision called “Digital Nature”. His expression is based on “Computational Fields” (Computer Generated Hologram) and that reconstructs the context of motion pictures and material sculptures. To realize his philosophy of Digital Nature which new relationship between human and computational resources, he combines real world oriented computer graphics, human computation, new media art composed of mixture of new media and classic technologies. He was technical paper author of SIGGRAPH and selected artist of SIGGRAPH Art Gallery. He is the author of a book “The age of Enchantment”. His installation was exhibited in Ars Electronica Center, Ars Electronica Festival, Tokyo Designers Week, Roppongi Hills and various colleges, museums, corporations and events. His art work has collaborated with many corporates and artist such as Don Perignon, LEXUS, Sekai No Owari, and so on. He received World Technology Award 2015, the Super Creator Title from IPA and METI, Grand Prix of LAVAL VIRTUAL AWARD, Asia Digital Art Award, Best paper Award from ACE, Springer, Best Demo Award from EUROHAPTICS, Good Design Awar, Japan Manifest Award, Student Competition in UIST & SIGGRAPH and awarded & nominated in many competitions. His research projects were selected in the best of SIGGRAPH 2014′s technical papers(By CGCHANNEL) and the Best video 2012 (by Newscientist). He was featured on BBC, CNN, CNBC, Discovery, AP, Reuters, Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, Russia 1, France 3 and over 100 famous web/magazine/tv media. Speeches and Lectures in various colleges, museums, corporations and events(e.g. TED and local TED talks). His youtube channel scores over 4.5 million views. As research and artistic deployment, he founded two company jiseCHI co.ltd and Pixie Dust Technologies.