Saturday, 31 December 2011

Annual Report for 2011


The one duty we owe to history is to rewrite it.
Oscar Wilde

Year 2011 will have been remembered for another millennium. One of my homeland, Egypt, and other Arabic countries experienced revolution starting from Tunisia, and Japan experienced Higashinihon (East Japan) great earthquake and tsunami which pulled nuclear disaster.

By such reasons, Ichi Kanaya and archaeological team to which he joins had to cancel travel to Egypt this year, however, they strongly hope to come back to Egypt as soon as possible especially when they heard several indispensable artefacts were damaged in this year. Though they couldn't have been in Egypt in this year, they had many progresses of data processing and will show what they achieved soon.

Ichi Kanaya and his team also sincerely hope quick recovery from the aftermath of Higashinihon great earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster of East Japan. As Japan/America Frontier of Engineer (JAFOE) symposium was scheduled at Tsukuba (East Japan) in June, they had to move the conference venue to Osaka (West Japan).

Mayuko Kanazawa and Masataka Imura continued collaboration with Ichi Kanaya and have been doing amazing works in 2011 too. The new interactive art work named Polyphonic Jump! was prized by Kobe Biennale 2011. The Mirror of Transfiguration (2009) and the Sweet Home (2010) were both first demonstrated oversea in this year.

Ichi Kanaya published a unique book titled Function + Action = Program. The book is totally dedicated to functional programming, and supports more than 20 languages.

The full story can be downloaded from here.

Monday, 26 December 2011

Polyphonic Jump coming back [Kobe]

The interactive media art Polyphonic Jump! is coming back to Kobe! From 1st to 3rd January, 2012, the Polyphonic Jump will be exhibited at Hotel Okura Kobe. (Admission: 200 JPY.)


Polyphonic Jump is an apparatus for human beings to be immersed in a fantasy world where many creatures chorus in polyphony. Audiences stand in front of a huge canvas on which picture of forest is painted with oil, and jump for interacting with oil-painted animals on the canvas as if the audiences were also on the canvas. The audiences will feel they are actually in a picture book.

For seamless integration of physical painting which gives true reality and computer-generated animation which moves dynamically and interacts with audiences, the authors put real-time 3D modeling and projection technology in this artwork.


*Official Wiki Page

+Japanese/日本語

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Video: Sweet Home [Hong Kong]

The media art SWEET HOME created by Mayuko Kanazawa, Masataka Imura, and Ichi Kanaya was exhibited at Siggraph Asia 2011 in Hong Kong. This was the first world-debut of SWEET HOME, followed by the exhibition of the Mirror of Transfiguration in Lisbon.

This movie was created by Mayuko Kanazawa.

+Japanese/日本語

Monday, 21 November 2011

Sweet Home [Hong Kong]

The Sweet Home is back. We are proud to announce that this beautiful art work will be exhibited at Siggraph Asia 2011.

Art is not what you see, but is what you interact with. Good paintings make their viewers imaginative. As every artist has been expressing love in many ways, the authors introduce a novel way to express the shape of love in an interactive way using state-of-the-art computing technology. The viewers of the art will not see the picture, but will interact with the picture literally. The concept of the interactive art that the authors propose in this paper is that the viewer of the art feel as if he/she is inside the painting. You first find yourself moving in the acrylic painting as if it reflects you like a mirror. In the picture you interact with a family of Alpaca, who will present you with a gift. If you stare at yourself in the picture carefully you will see your face is slightly morphed to that of your child age. You are to bring a candle with you to lighten the picture. As you move the candle, the lighting in the picture changes. You can even blow out the candle, and every animated character disappear from the picture, though the gift from Alpaca family remains inside you."

You can watch the demonstration video at Vimeo.

*Official Wiki Page

+Japanese/日本語

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

IMS Star Xmas (Takahiro Matsuo) [Fukuoka]

PineappleDesign.org is supporting Takahiro Matsuo's media art project at Tenjin IMS, Hakata, Japan. Those installations are available until 25 December 2011.

This art work is based on a novel material developed by Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Corp, which is widely known as Verbatim brand in recording media industry. This material, named VELVE (TM), is a fully-programmable color-varying electroluminescence (EL) sheet. It also has advantage in power consumption to conventional ELs; the VELVE won't generate much heat so that you can sit on top of it.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

The Mirror of Transfiguration [Lisbon]

Mayuko Kanazawa, Masataka Imura, and Ichiroh Kanaya presented The Mirror of Transfiguration at ACM ACE conference in Lisbon.

The Mirror of Transfiguration is an interactive media-art for showing native Canadians’ spiritual image to children. It immerses its viewers into pictures of Canadian nature, and the viewers will transform into ones of the spiritual animals of Canadian tradition. Various image processing and mixed reality technologies are used to set up this installation, including posture recognition, synthesis of hand-drawn animation and real images, and natural image morphing.

You can watch the demonstration movie at Vimeo.

*Official Wiki Page

Monday, 31 October 2011

Kohrin (Takahiro Matsuo) [Kyoto]

PineappleDesign.org is supporting Takahiro Matsuo's art project Kohrin, which had been demonstrated at Nijo Castle, Kyoto, Japan.

Other media arts produced by PineappleDesign.org are listed at web.PineappleDesign.org/art.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Tips of the week: On physical computing

If you are interested in physical computing like Arduino, XBee, etc, the following site will help you (in Japanese).

もしフィジカルコンピューティングに興味がおありなら,次のページが役に立つかも知れません.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Polyphonic Jump [Kobe]

The Polyphonic Jump, our latest installation of media art, is now at Kobe Biennale.


Polyphonic Jump is an apparatus for human beings to be immersed in a fantasy world where many creatures chorus in polyphony. Audiences stand in front of a huge canvas on which picture of forest is painted with oil, and jump for interacting with oil-painted animals on the canvas as if the audiences were also on the canvas. The audiences will feel they are actually in a picture book.

For seamless integration of physical painting which gives true reality and computer-generated animation which moves dynamically and interacts with audiences, the authors put real-time 3D modeling and projection technology in this artwork.


*Official Wiki Page.

神戸ビエンナーレにて新作「Polyphonic Jump!」を公開しています.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Technology x Art x Design [Kyoto]

An open conference named Technology x Art x Design was held in Kyoto, Japan by gathering world-class scientists, engineers, fine artists, designers, musicians, novelists, performing artists. Visit the Facebook page for more detail.


「テクノロジー x アート x デザイン」というイベントを京都で開催しました.詳しくはFacebookページから御覧ください.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Three essential pages

Welcome to PineappleDesign.org. Here are the three essential pages of this site. Enjoy!

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Tips of the week: Facebook

There are two entry points at Facebook for accessing our activities. The Facebook Page PineappleDesign is a public space to have discussion, question, comment about PineappleDesign.org. The personal page is for personal communication with Ichi Kanaya.

Facebookページではどなたでもご質疑,ご討論いただけます.金谷一朗の個人ページは個人的な通信にお使いください.

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Tips of the week: 2 ways to follow the blog

To follow my blog, here are two options: (1) use RSS feed provided at here, or (2) follow the blog on Tumblr after creating your account of Tumblr.

金谷一朗のブログRSSまたはTumblrからフォローできます.よろしければどうぞ.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Welcome

Thank you for visiting this site. This is the new portal for PineappleDesign.org.

For checking our activities please check at web.PineappleDesign.org. For reading Ichi Kanaya's book on quaternion mathematics please check at quaternion.PineappleDesign.org.

Blog of Ichi Kanaya is at blog.PineappleDesign.org. An alternative blog is available at leftsidestory.PineappleDesign.org.

Ichi Kanaya's Facebook page is at facebook.com/ichiroh.

新しいポータルサイトへようこそ.四元数に関する日本語の資料はこちらにあります.ブログはこちらこちらです.Facebookはこちらです.