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KUBOTA Akihiro

KUBOTA Akihiro


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.



Exhibitions & Events

Artists’ Talk HOSOI Miyu

HIVE 101: Introduction to ICC’s Video Archive

Archiving “Interactive Art”: Toward a New Methodology



Waves and Ripples—Art and Science of Chile in Japan

AI and Art: Things to Come

Over the Last 20 Years / Over the Coming 20 Years and Beyond

Lifepatch ‘Rumah dan Halaman (Rumah and Halaman)’ Artists’ Talk “Personalized Media and Handmade Electronics”

Farewell event of MIKAMI Seiko ‘RE/membering MIKAMI Seiko’

Gallery Talk KUBOTA Akihiro

Open Salon ICC×ARTSAT Symposium “How to Use Our Open Satellites”

Open Salon ICC×beyond Symposium “The Frontier of Art Satellite”

Series: New ‘Future’ Vol. 3 Thinking of Engineering and Art, Toward the Future

Series: New ‘Future’

Presentation/ Discussion “Architectural Coding”

ICC 10th Anniversary Session Series Vol.4 Demo Party “Media Explosion!!”

Session 2: “Open Creation” Part 2: “The Future of Creation - Beyond Media Art”

Renewal Opening Symposium “Culture and Creation in a Networked Society”

Symposium & Lounge concert “ICC | SIG_SOUND”


“Artists’ Talk / Performance”

Sounding Spaces—9 Sound Installations

Post Sampling Music Theory

Post Sampling Music Theory - Music production after sampling -