Alternative Machine is a group of researchers dedicated to the practical application of “ALife” (artificial life) related theories and technologies within society. The only tech enterprise in the world that specializes in ALife through partnerships with expert researchers in Japan and abroad, the group aims to explore new technologies with a focus on “life” principles such as autonomy and adaptability, emotionality and familiarity, and a sense of presence, and install such characteristics in all kinds of things, rather than pursuing technologies designed for optimization and efficiency. In addition to theoretical and technological research and development related to ALife, the group also engages in the development of products, and the creation of artworks that implement such ALife theories and technologies. Introduced in this exhibition will be a new work that combines elements of sound and virtual reality, to be experienced in an anechoic room.
Concept: MASUMORI Atsushi, IKEGAMI Takashi
VR Development: MASUMORI Atsushi
MR System Development: MARUYAMA Norihiro
Sensor Development: johnsmith
Generative Sound System Development: DOI Itsuki
3D Audio System: KUBO Jiro
Equipment Cooperation: SEE by YOUR EARS
Supported by ALIFE Lab.