About “Laboratory for New Media”

Media Lab

Sophisticated information science and technology are right beside you, and are waiting to be used. Technology can make our lives more comfortable, generate new culture, and change society ? it's all up to you.
Laboratory for New Media is a space that seeks to give people a sense of changing the world for themselves with the help of information science and technology.

  1. This is a lab; you will see researches and outcomes being produced.
  2. This is a gallery; you will experience exhibits that link technology and creativity.
  3. This is a media; you will connect with researchers.
  4. This is a platform for expression; and you will be able to express yourself.



Masahiko Inami (Vol.09 - )

Professor in the School of Media Design at the Keio University (KMD), Japan.
His research interest is human I/O enhancement technology including HCI and robotics.
He completed a Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Tokyo. He joined the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Tokyo in 1999, and in 2003 he moved to the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Intelligent Systems at the University of Electro-Communications (UEC Tokyo), Japan, where he served as a professor. He was also a visiting scientist at MIT CSAIL in 2005. In 2008, he joined the Keio University.
Prof. Inami is one of the directors of the Virtual Reality Society of Japan (VRSJ) and Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association of Japan (CESA).
One of his scientific achievements is the invention and development of Retro-reflective Projection Technology (RPT). One of the applications of RPT is optical camouflage, which was chosen among the Time Magazine “Coolest Inventions 2003”. He has exhibited over 20 installations at SIGGRAPH/SIGGRAPH Asia Emerging Technologies from 1997 through 2009.

Hiroo Iwata (Vol.01 - Vol.08)

Professor, Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering, University of Tsukuba
Hiroo Iwata is a professor in the Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering of the University of Tsukuba, where he is teaching human interface and leading research projects on virtual reality. His research interests include haptic interface, locomotion interface and spatially immersive display. He received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degree in engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1981, 1983 and 1986, respectively.
He exhibited his work at the Emerging Technologies venue of the SIGGRAPH for 14 years since 1994. As well as Ars Electronica Festival 96,97,99, and 2001. He won honorary mentions in Prix Ars Electronica 96 and 2001.

Cooperator “Expressive Science and Technology for Device Art”, Core Research for Evolutional Science an Technology (CREST), Japan Science and Technology Agency
Exhibition Wall Unit Design Ben NAGAOKA / point
Art Direction & Sign Design Dainippon Type Organization