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JO Kazuhiro Last modified date:2024.06.03

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Academic Degree
Ph.D. in Design
Field of Specialization
Media Arts, Personal Fabrication
Outline Activities
With a background in acoustics and interaction design, I’m doing practice-based research based on artistic creation. As an example of “Humanization of Technology”, I’m exploring a raison d'être of expressions beyond tech demos.
Research Interests
  • Media Arts
    keyword : Media Arts, Media Archaeology, Personal Fabrication
Academic Activities
1. Kazuhiro JO, Re-Inventing the Wheel: To Embody the Possible Presents, CHI 2016 CrossFAB workshop, 2016.05, [URL], Re-Inventing the Wheel is a project, which I’m organizing with colleagues (Ryota Kuwakubo, Akira Segawa, and Shigeru Matsui) and students at IAMAS (Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences) since 2013. The aim of the project is to embody ”the possible presents” instead of the preferable futures [Dunne, Raby, 2013] by re-reading the history with practices. By utilizing the literature of media archeology [Huhtamo, 2011] as our foothold, we firstly deepen our understanding for the role and function of various media, especially in the field of audio and visual, before their stabilization in the history. Then, we apply each acquired notion as a technique for diverse aesthetic practices in the era of personal fabrication [Gershenfeld, 2008]. Instead of depicting the future or excavating the past, we try to redefine the reality of our circumstances by producing the alternatives.
Membership in Academic Society
  • ACM
  • JSSA
  • ASJ
  • IPSJ
  • ACM
Educational Activities
- Department of Acoustic Design / Course of Acoustic Desing, School of Design
- Course of CCD, Graduate School of Design