Wolfgang MUENCH "Bubbles"
Born 1963 in Karlsruhe, Germany, MUENCH studied fine arts at the State Academy of Fine Arts, Stuttgart in Germany and The University of Applied Arts Vienna in Austria. In 1996, he started working at Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM) in Karlsruhe. He has worked on "Panoramic Navigator", an interactive information system for the ZKM visitors and many other media projects as well as developing software and publishing "Art Intact" and "Digital Arts Edition". He served as a Interactive Media professor at the Merz Academy in Stuttgart, Germany and also participated in ZKM Artist In Residence program in Karlsruhe. He is currently serving as the dean of the Department of Media Arts at Lasalle-Sia College of the Arts in Singapore.

FURUKAWA Kiyoshi "Bubbles"
Born 1959 in Tokyo. After studying under Yoshiro IRINO, FURUKAWA studied music composition under Yun ISANG and Gyoergy LIGETI at Music Academy in Berlin and Hamburg. In 1991, he served as a guest composer at Stanford University in the US and also participated in ZKM Artist In Residence program in Karlsruhe, Germany. His works often center around the relationship between new media and music. In 1997, FURUKAWA was commissioned by ZKM to compose and produce a multi-media opera project "Gods Yet To Be Born" to commemorate the opening of ZKM new building. In 2000, he has been serving as an associate professor in the Department of Inter Media Art at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and living in Tokyo and Germany. Since 2002, he has been holding various workshops on new media all over the world.

MOROI Satoko "Sound Flakes""Floating Words"
Born in Ibaragi, MOROI graduated from University of Tsukuba - Art and Design. She has been working on computer based art projects. She has taken interests in the viewer's reaction to her piece, and she has been spotted sneaking a peek at the audience's reaction. Since 2000, MOROI has been collaborating with SASADA Shinji and SHIBATA Ryoji on interactive art pieces. Her works include "Swimming Words" and "Sound Flakes". She is currently teaching as a assistant professor at School of Science and Technology for Future Life at Tokyo Denki University. http://www.moroisatoko.com/

SHIBATA Ryoji "Floating Words"
Born 1958 in Toyama, SHIBATA graduated from School of Design at Kyusyu University. He has been working as video artist and producing computer based media art. He has been developing Real-Time CG system which sensor light, voice, and sound. He is currently teaching as an associate professor at School of Science and Engineering at Tokyo Denki University.

SASADA Shinji "Floating Words"
Born 1971, SASADA graduated from Japan Electronics College and has been teaching there since then. While teaching CG programming, he has been working as interactive art programmer since 1999. He was involved in such works as Swimming Words by Satoko Moroi, Rakugaki by Keiko Takahashi, Floated Through My Mind, and Diorama Table. He worked as an engineer for many works participated in Ars Electronica and Siggraph. http://www.th.jec.ac.jp/~keiko

NISHIJIMA Haruki "Remain In Light"
Born 1971, NISHIJIMA earned Master degree in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and graduated from IAMAS (International Academy of Media Arts and Science). His works concern the history of various communication technology and how the technology conditions us to change the environment. He is committed to explore new possibility of informational communication from artistic point of view. He teaches Media Arts at University of Toyama and his works continue to be recognized outside of Japan as well.

Alvaro CASSINELLI "khronos_projector"
Alvaro Cassinelli was born in Uruguay in 1972. He obtained an Engineering degree on Telecommunications and a Ph.D in physics while living in France. He is presently Assistant Professor at the Ishikawa-Namiki-Komuro Laboratory (Meta-Perception Group) at the the University of Tokyo. His current research interests lie in the area of human-computer interfaces for enhancing human communication and expression.

Trigger Device "Animation Orchestra"
Trigger Device was founded in 2000 by the residing students at IAMAS (International Academy of Media Arts and Science). The group conducts workshops and exhibition of media arts as well as developing interface device. Since 2003, the group has been collaborating with Taruto FUYAMA, an animation artist, and conducting workshops on animation device.

FUYAMA Taruto "Animation Orchestra"
Born 1973, FUYAMA has been working in animation since his college days and produced many experimental works. Many of his works utilize both paper and visual media as exemplified in his Jim WOODRING's comic adaptation, "Frank" (Excellence Prize of animation division, 7th Japan Media Arts Festival, 2003). He has been developing workshops exploring ways for kids to understand the process of animation.

ISHIBASHI Motoi "Processing Life"
Born 1975, Ishibashi graduated from Department of Control and System Engineering at Tokyo Institute of Technology and Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS). After studying mechanical engineering and image processing, he started creating digital media works at IAMAS. His works focus on new ways of environmental images. He also works as an engineer for media art projects. Since 2004, he joined DGN creating interactive system design and producing devices.

MANABE Daito "Processing Life"
Born 1976, Manabe graduated from Department of Mathematics, Tokyo University of Science and worked as a system engineer and a programmer. He also attended Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS) and graduated from DSP course. He has been working on media art projects incorporating the characteristics of tactual sense and hearing using vibration and ultra low frequency, as well as their commonality and interaction. He is also working as an experimental music DJ as well as a programmer and a sound engineer working with artists from all over the world. He has been developing controlling system of LED, sound, and images as well as interactive system in public spaces.

HAYAKAWA Takahiro "svilits"
Born 1979, HAYAKAWA participated in Art Teachers training program at University of Yamagata and studied CGI at IAMAS (International Academy of Media Arts and Science). His works combine hand-written animation and digital technology enabling more organic movements in the animation world, and exploring new possibilities of animation. His works include "KASHIKOKIMONO" (Japanese/ English), "A-UN niji", "Unsanmusyo", "Digital Tableau EN", "United Cinema Sound-logo".

MATSUMOTO Yuichi "svilits"
After studying electronic engineering at Ibaragi University, MATSUMOTO attended at IAMAS (International Academy of Media Arts and Science). He studied composition under Kazuko Hayakawa and Masahiro Miwa. He is a founder of "Enquete Art". He has composed music for many visual art works.

AMANO Sho "log-log"
Born 1983, AMANO studied electronic engineering at the University of Tokyo and he is currently studying for masters degree on information engineering. He has been experimenting with transformation of the force applied on the object using daily objects and plants as interface. His works "Log Log" and "Leaf of Strino" have been displayed at Digital Public Art Exhibition "TREE AND DIGITAL" in May.

SHIRAYA Eriko "log-log"
Born 1984, SHIRAYA graduated from Department of Information Sciences at Ochanomizu University and currently studying for masters degree at the University of Tokyo. She is working on simulating how the wind travels between the buildings by calculating fluid mechanics. Her past interactive media art work, "Wind/Knowledge" successfully visualized the wind by simulating the condition of the wind traveling around the viewer.

IIDA Makoto "log-log"
IIDA's work focus on computer simulation of natural phenomena including fluid mechanics and wind power generation, as well as Measurement Engineering, Real-world-oriented Information Environments, research on human interface, and creation of interactive media. He developed Strino, a Real-Time Strain Measurement system using pre-existing natural objects as interface. He currently teaches as a assistant professor at School of Engineering at the University of Tokyo.

NAEMURA Takeshi "log-log"
Born 1969, NAEMURA holds Ph.D. from the School of Engineering at the University of Tokyo. He was a visiting associate professor at Stanford University and currently teaches as an associate professor at the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology and the Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies at the University of Tokyo. He is the chairman of Virtual Reality Society of Japan Special Interest Group of Arts and Entertainment. His works include "i-ball", "Thermo-key", "LIFLET", "Lumisight Table", "Strino", "through the looking glass", "Graphic Shadow", and "Tablescape Plus".

plaplax "murmur sky"

In 2000, CHIKAMORI Motoshi and KUNOH Kyoko formed a media products unit, minim++. They produced many interactive media arts using toys and child's play as motifs. In 2004, KAKEHI Yasuaki (Ph.D Candidate Student, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, The University of Tokyo) joined the group and it was renamed as Plaplax. They also produce public and commercial space including Aichi Expo Pavilion and collaborate with college and universities.

TSUJI Tetsuro "murmur sky"
Born in Sapporo, TSUJI graduated from Musashino Art University. He has worked on installation art work connecting the scenery and a sense of place. He also produces live performance as well as stage plays. He is currently working as a designer and produced commercials for companies.