Program

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Friday, March 15
 
@Clock Tower Hall
9:30 – 9:40
Opening remarks

 Co-Chair: Prof. Naoko Tosa  - Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability, Kyoto University 

 Co-Chair: Prof. William Latham   - Dept. of Computing, Goldsmiths, University of London

9:40 – 10:10
Welcome Talks “The Origin of Art”

 Dr. Juichi Yamagiwa  - President, Kyoto University

10:10 – 10:20
Group photo
 
10:20 – 10:30

Welcome Talks

 Prof. Kaoru Takara – Dean, Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability, Kyoto University

10:30 – 11:00
Keynote 1 

 Prof. Scott S. Fisher

 Associate Dean, Founding Chair, Interactive Media Division USC School of Cinematics Arts

11:00 – 11:45

Keynote 2 “EXPO 2025 OSAKA, KANSAI, JAPAN”

 Mr. Tetsuya Azuma – Director for International Exhibitions, Exhibition Promotion Office, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

11:45 – 12:20
Talk ”Art Innovation: Invisible Beauty” 

 Prof. Naoko Tosa- Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability, Kyoto University

12:20 – 13:20
Lunch
 Demonstration of VR Display: The area in and around Kyoto city (Rakuchu rakugai), Funaki version By
Toppan Printing Corporation
 
13:20 – 13:55
Talk “MUTATOR VR” 

 Prof. William Latham   - Dept. of Computing, Goldsmiths, University of London

13:55 – 14:30
Talk “Art Innovation” 

 Prof. Kazuo Nakamura  - Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability, Kyoto University

14:30 – 15:00
Talk “Exoplanet Kyoto” 

 Prof. Yosuke Alexandre Yamashiki - Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability, Kyoto University

15:00 – 15:30
Bus Transfer
 
15:30 – 17:00
Kenninji Temple
Talk “Zen Buddhism and Art” 

 Mr. Shundo Asano- Zen Monk and General Manager, Kennin-ji Temple

 Art Exhibition by Naoko Tosa
 Art Exhibition by Prof. Yosuke Alexandre Yamashiki
 Art Exhibition by William Latham & Lance Putnam
 Art Exhibition  by Tamiko Thiel
 Art Exhibition  by Memo Akten
17:00 – 17:30
Bus Transfer
 
17:30 – 19:30
Reception-Community Lounge, Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human
 Submitted Exhibition & Performance
 
 
Saturday, March 16
@Conference room, Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability
10:00 – 10:10
Opening remarks

  Prof. Naoko Tosa – Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability, Kyoto University

 
10:10 – 10:40
Greeting Talk 
Guest greeting from Kyoto City Government

 Mr. Kozo Hiratake – Deputy Chief Secretary, Kyoto City Government for Culture and Art Policy

Guest greeting from Kyoto Prefecture

 Mr. Akimasa Yamashita - Deputy Governor, Kyoto Prefecture

Guest greeting from Agency for Cultural Affairs

 Mr. Hiroshi Matsuzaka - Executive Director, Agency for Cultural Affairs

10:40 – 11:10
Keynote 3 ”Expansion of Dimensions in Art Expression” 

 Prof. Emeritus Makoto Nagao – Kyoto University 

11:10 – 12:30
Art Innovation Session

 Dr. Muneharu Kuwata – Mitsubishi Electric Corporation 

 Mr. Jun Nakamura – Obayashi Corporation 

 Mr. Hitoshi Nakagawa- Design Kyoto 

 Mr. Shinichi Ohkubo – Toppan Printing Corporation 

 Mr. Shuhei Toyoda- Toyoda & Co.,Ltd

12:30 – 13:30
Lunch
 
13:30 – 14:00
Talk ”Beyond Drawing” 

 Prof. Frederic Fol Leymarie – Dept. of Computing, Goldsmiths, University of London

14:00 – 14:30
Talk “Beyond Reality” 

 Ms. Tamiko Thiel  - Artist, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, Munich/Seattle

14:30 – 14:50
Award Ceremony
 
14:50 – 15:00
Break
 
15:00 – 15:30
Talk “AI Art” 

 Memo Akten Artist, PhD Candidate, Goldsmiths, University of London

15:30 – 16:00
Talk 

Assistant Prof. Zhu Kening – School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong

16:00 – 16:20
Talk “The Lowry (UK) “

 Lucy Dusgate Programmer Digital Art, The Lowry

16:20 – 16:50
Talk

 Prof. Liang Zhao – Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability, Kyoto University

16:50 – 18:00
Panel discussion “The Future of Art and Technology” (video)

 Prof. Ryohei Nakatsu- Specially-Appointment Professor, Design School, Kyoto University 

 Prof. Naohide Tomita  - School of Engineering, Kyoto University

 Prof. Koji Koyamada – Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, Kyoto University

 Ms. Eleanor Watson - Assistant Curator the Design Museum

 Ryohei Kawagishi Undergraduate Student, Dept. of Integrated Human Studies, Kyoto University

18:00 – 18:10
Closing Remarks

  Prof. William Latham -Dept. of Computing, Goldsmiths, University of London