For 25 years since its establishment, Takashi Ikegami Laboratory at the Department of General Systems Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo, has been continuously engaged in advanced studies in the field of artificial life. Artificial intelligence (AI) has rapidly developed in recent years, and based on the idea that intellect and consciousness are mere by-products of life, the Laboratory conducts research into artificial life as a foundation of rather primitive generation, in pursuit of basic knowledge that becomes necessary after the paradigms of AI.
Through artworks manifesting the new principles and ways of thinking found through research into artificial life focusing on the idea of complex “massive data flow” in which lifelike behavior emerges out of large and excessive data, the Laboratory aims to discover entirely new relationships between the natural and the artificial.
Main Program: MASUMORI Atsushi, Lana SINAPAYEN
Sound Program: DOI Itsuki
Sensing Program: KAJIHARA Yuma, MARUYAMA Norihiro
Equipment Cooperation: Color Kinetics Japan Incorporated