Born in 1960, KUBOTA is a professor of Art and Media Course in the Information Design Department, Tama Art University. He earned his doctorate at the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Engineering. He has pioneered a wide range of projects, such as ARTSAT Project (ARTSAT.JP), the world’s first nano art satellite and 3D-printed artwork to be successfully launched into deep space. Such projects traverse disciplines, developing a range of hybrid creations, and incorporate the diverse fields of bio art, natural intelligence, sound performance and the creation of original musical instruments. His team’s ARTSAT1:INVADER won the Award of Distinction of the Hybrid Art of Prix Ars Electronica 2015. He received 66th Minister of Education Award for Fine Arts (Media Arts Division) for the achievement of ARTSAT project.