This exhibition focuses on creating items that are "personalized" to suit people. We use items that are mass produced every day. Items made in a standard way can be difficult to use, and may not suit your preferences. Thus, recently we have been linking computers and machines such as 3D printers and laser cutters, and digital fabrication, a method that creates items one at a time based on individual digital data, is becoming more common. Using this technology, we are now able to create items that are personalized to suit each person's body and circumstances. Efforts are being made to digitize people's individual tastes, such as appearance and touch, and we also expect that this will yield high levels of satisfaction if it is reflected in the manufacturing of the future.
This exhibition will introduce outcomes from two research and development areas: "digital fabrication," which creates "personalization," and "technology that quantifies kansei," which measures individual kansei ("sensibility" or "affective") to in order to explore "personalization."
Imagine a creative future in which creating "personalized" items for each person is the norm through combining these technologies.
From Thursday, May 16 to Sunday,
September 1, 2019
Hiroya Tanaka (Keio University),
Noriko Nagata (Kwansei Gakuin University)