Sensorium projects are developed through a give and take of ideas
that defies definition of responsibility realms. Sensorium staff
is introduced here with a focus on personal profiles.
ProducerShinichi Takemurais a cultural anthropologist and associate professor at Tohoku
University of Arts and Design. He is president of the planning
office, Project Taos, sensorium's official base. Yoshiaki Nishimuraresearches the working process via ongoing interviews with creators,
in addition to teaching at art college and directing several Web
sites. Ichiro Higashiizumiis art director and president of the design office, Higraph, whose
scope of work covers ads, CD and book jackets, and posters, along
with display and 3D design. Soichi Uedais assistant director of the film "Earth Symphony 3," and a television
director. His professional career in film and television began
in 1996 before which he worked in planning for an advertising
firm. Koichiro Etois an artist with a master's degree from Keio University. Presently
at the International Media Lab, he has developed game programs
and numerous Internet projects. Yumiko Harukiis a freelance programmer who manages several Web sites, including
that of "nmp".* Pamela Virgiliois a 2D/3D designer and Japanese/English translator. She completed
her master's degree at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts
and Music where she researched the relationship between Japanese
architecture and gardens. Tetsuya Ozakiis the former vice editorial director of the magazine "03 TOKYO
Calling." He writes, edits, and interviews for several publications
and directed a CD-ROM on Kabuki. Hiroyuki Ohnois a professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology with a research
lab in the media sciences department.* He is a board member of WIDE Project, and continually running
to meetings internal and external. Takuya Shimadais a programmer at GK Tech.* His Web project involvment includes NTT G-card. Suguru Yamaguchiis a musician with the band EXPO, who does soundtracks for commercials,
most recently Play Station's "Morikawa-kun 2." He also runs a
used record shop in Koenji, Tokyo. Yasushi Watanabeis a writer of various theories on information technology from
a cultural perspective.
Short-term working groups are frequently formed for different
phases of different sensorium projects.
In addition to the above core staff, key staff members that support
sensorium are: Mitsuhiro Miyazaki, Toru Shimizu, Shuichi Ono,
Kentaro Tada, H idefumi Watanabe, Dai Maeda, Osamu Nakamura, Tomoaki
Sakurai, Nobuhiro Furuse , Koichi Kawamata, Hiroko Kobori, Seiichi
Shimizu, Chizuko Sami, Kenji Shida, Kaoru Sekiguchi, Bruce Osborn,
Keiko Inoue, Yoriko Nishida, Tetsuya Narita, and KINOCLINIC.
Special thanks to:
Karl Malamud, Teruo Matsudaira, Kazuo Ohno, Keita Takagi, Jun
Murai, Joichi Ito, Makoto Niimi, Kazuhiko Nakamura, Kazuhiko Nakamura,
Yasushi Togo, Yuichiro Kashiwabara, Toshifumi Saegusa, Shigeo
Sugada, Hiroyuki Kitam ura, Jonathon Hagan, Silas Schule, Hiroshi
Masuyama, Jun Nakajima, Yoshiro Oshima, Shoko Takemura, Naoto
Okude, and Takeshi Tsutsui.