ARTDEMO MESSE 2004

HAPPENINGText: Tomohiro Okada

It is artists who have continually brought the new aspect that has spurned technological change in the world and helped create a new society. Those who can provide new possibilities through their understanding of progressive technology are watching for an opportunity to take action in the changing society or way of life with Information Technology.

Selling works is not the only business of artists. Creating interface, solution or application for the systems of new technology or society and providing creative solutions for our future life is becoming their new business model. Lighting up our future by making new things perceived as attractive and exciting. Such a new model is emerging by artists who have the ability to realize it in Tokyo now.

It is three years since artdemo has started. Its new attempt was to create a platform where artists who have potentiality can apply their creativity to society or business. “Artdemo” is the one artdemo project which exhibits solution models for society or business, suggested by artists and hold brainstorming between artists and stakeholders in public. It is a meeting place where people who have creativity and people who look for the creativity. Most of “works”, which are products, will be exhibited in March. This exhibition was an initiation to the trend that people enjoy the creativity in Tokyo.


Ryota Kuwakubo “Video Bulb”

“Video Bulb” is created by Ryota Kuwakubo, a device artist. The looks is like a RCA yellow pin without cable and its grip is a sporty design. When you connect this pin to the video terminal, the visual which was saved into it comes up on a screen. Video Bulb will be in the Japanese toy market in mid March.

Ryota Kuwakubo made a communication product, “Bit Hike” with which people can create minimum dot picture and show it to each other like the video game console. Developing this concept, he is planning to make a communication entertainment in which one can create a dot picture and send it to friends to show it using Video Bulb as a media.

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