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.

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