Earth: Materials for Design ―― Design x Science Dialogue

Earth: Materials for Design ―― Design x Science Dialogue

Dialogue between scientists and designers have made possible Miraikan's first iPad application released through App Store, "Earth: Materials for Design ?Design x Science Dialogue, " a new iPad book developed in collaboration with Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Design.


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It is a moving picture book, a science glossary introducing "metals" "plastic" and "wood" a proposal for new designs, and a collection of conversations. This multifaceted book urges us to take a global perspective and to think within the grander scale of time in manufacturing. You can enjoy the visual images, or you can enjoy reading in-depth with the aid of the latest data. For all those engaged in manufacturing and using materials, this book offers an opportunity to once again take a closer look at Earth's materials.

Download from the below site. (Free content.)

"Earth: Materials for Design ―― Design x Science Dialogue" for iPad, available on iTunes App Store.

*This book is edited based on the "Earth: Materials for Design" project held at the Miraikan in 2010. This project was an assembly of study sessions and an exhibition to examine the use of materials through dialogue between scientists and designers.

Published on July 31 by:
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Planned and Produced by:
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation(Miraikan) + Department of Design, Tokyo University of the Arts
Compatibility: iPad/ iPad 2
Price: Free

Scientific Advisors:
Masamitsu Funaoka (Professor, Graduate School of Bioresources, Mie University)
Takashi Nakamura (Professor, Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University)
Toshiaki Yoshioka (Professor, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Tohoku University)

Designed and Produced by:
Department of Design, Tokyo University of the Arts
Direction, Edit & Writing: Keiichiro Fujisaki
Design supervision: Kei Matsushita
Design, System design & Programming: Minoru Sakurai
Art direction, Design & Photograph: Kotaro Yamaguchi
Animation: Sayaka Shoji
Coordination support: Yuki Yagisawa

Logo Design: Asao Tokolo (TOKOLO.com) + Azumi Mitsuboshi
Photograph: Ippei Katsumi / Keizo Kioku

Published, Planed and Production directed by:
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation(Miraikan)
Planning & Writing: Mao Imaizumi
Scientific planning & Writing: Masanori Onishi
Direction, Edit & Writing: Harumi Kusumi

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