TOMOAKI YANAGISAWA

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TOMOAKI YANAGISAWA

My design focus is on tangible and intangible spaces between people and environments. Design as a medium has the ability to bring these relationship closer. I am trying to construct a new medium between people and spaces, thus creating intuitive social interactions.

Born in Japan, 1980
Live and Work in London, UK 2003- 2007
Interaction Designer, Design Consultant, Programmer, Engineer,
4nchor5 la6, Japan 2008-

Education

2007-2004 MA Design Interactions, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2004-2003 Diploma in English Language for the Arts and Sciences, Goldsmiths College, University of London, London, UK
2003-1999 BA Department of Design Informatics, Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan

Exhibition and Performance

2009

"PLAYFUL LEARNING" ICC Kids Programme 2009, NTT InterCommunication Centre, Tokyo, Japan
The Way Sensing Go+ Workshop (4nchor5 la6), CLEAR GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan

2008

Demain c'est aujourd'hui (part 2), Biennale internationale design St-Étienne
The Way Sensing Go Workshop (4nchor5 la6), AD&A Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Digital meets Physical, TENT DIGITAL on DeTank.TV, TENT LONDON, TRUMAN BREWERY, London, UK
JeansFactory Art Award 2008 (4nchor5 la6), Kouchi, Japan
Design and the Elastic Mind, MoMA, New York, US

2007

100% Futures, 100% Design, London Design Festival, Earls Court 2, London, UK
iconoclasm.jp, London Design Festival, Bodhi Gallery, London, UK
The Great Exhibition 2007, Royal College of Art Summer Show, Hyde Park, London, UK
iPROJECTmyCORKING -sonorous son- , National Review of Live Art, Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland (Sound Work)
Unexpected Life Drawing, Blacknell Gallery, Blacknell, UK (Sound Work)

2006

iconoclasm.jp, London Design Festival, Ada Gallery, London, UK
SEVEN IDEAS, Embassy of Japan, London, UK

2005

MA Interaction Design Work in Progress, Lower Gulbenkian Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2003

KINPIKA City Night, Nakano Heavy Sick Zero, Tokyo, Japan (Live Performance)
Designing for "Design", Graduation Works Exhibition, Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan

2002

MAU Art Festival, Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan (Live Performance)
Work in Progress 2002, Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan
Chanpon Rock Festival, Morgana, Kokubunji, Tokyo, Japan (Live Performance)
27℃++, Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan

2001

A Open-Air Live Festival, MAU Art Festival, Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan (Live Performance)
Wok in Progress 2001, Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan
yoi no iro, Bar Drop, Kichijyoji, Tokyo, Japan (Live Performance)
theme of 11 with Ryota Noro, "11" Short Film 11min directed by Naoki Abe, Film Festival 2001, Sendai-shi, Miyagi, Japan (Sound Work)
yoi no iro, Bar Drop, Kichijyoji, Tokyo, Japan (Live Performance)

Media

2009

BRAIN vol.585, Japan

2008

Web Design Note 09 (4nchor5 la6), Japan
Photon issue.10, Japan

2007

AXIS magazine vol.130, Japan
o2+, POL Oxygen magazine, Australia
"TABURET" magazine, Russia
New Italian Blood, http://www.newitalianblood.com/

2006

we make money not art


Work and Experience

2009

Developing a LED interactive Masks for DIGI-METAL band "NOISIAVISION", Tokyo, Japan
Developing a LED device for PV, Tokyo, Japan
Developing and designing an interactive device for TOTO Talk (with DGN), Tokyo, Japan
Interpreter/Teaching Assistant, Philipp Heidkamp Workshop, Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan
Analog Project FW collection, Designing Mobile Contents with DGN for SHARP
Interpreter/Teaching Assistant, Paul Sayers Workshop, Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan
Developing an interactive system with Yoshihiro Kunihara for SONY Building, Ginza, Japan
"PLAYFUL LEARNING" ICC Kids Programme 2009, NTT InterCommunication Centre, Tokyo, Japan
DM design for "Pa++ern" Daito Manabe + Motoi Ishibashi exhibition at B gallery, BEAMS, Tokyo, Japan
Web direction for Miraikan Event, The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Tokyo, Japan
"Scratch" Workshop, Media Seven, Saitama, Japan
Analog Project , Designing Mobile Contents with DGN for SHARP
Graphic Design for Miraikan event, The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Tokyo, Japan
Costume making and device design support for "Cage" Dance Performance by Monochrome Circus, Kyoto, Japan
Developing the programmes and devices for an electronic company, Tokyo, Japan
Interactive system for a high fashion brand exhibition (with Motoi Ishibashi), Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
Developing the device for UNIQLO JAPAN EXHIBITION "JAPAN LUNCH" (with Kanta Horio), World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland

2008

Interpreter/Teaching Assistant, Fiona Raby and Roger Ibars Workshop, Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan
Model Design for an interactive content at an amusement park (with Keitaro Ishiya), Kurashiki and Ayakawa, Japan
Interface and Graphic Design for CYBERDYNE STUDIO Cybernics Chronicle, Tsukuba, Chiba, Japan
Model Design for the illuminations for COREDO Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Japan
Developing and design the device for a science museum, Tokyo, Japan
Interactive system (with DGN), "This is ISS, go ahead", Miraikan, The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Tokyo, Japan
Developing the programme and device for an amusement park, Ayakawa, Kagawa, Japan
Developing the programme and device for an amusement park, Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan

2007

Interpreter/Teaching Assistant, Roger Ibars Workshop, Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan

2006

Interpreter/Teaching Assistant, Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby Workshop, Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan

2005

Mattel University Design Summit, Mattel, LA, US