Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Monday, 30 January 2012


Ichi Kanaya is moving his activity list to a new blog service ResearchMap.jp running by JST.

ResearchMap.jp is based on ReaD database, which is the biggest database for Japanese researchers. It can automatically import your activities from the original database, though you may need manual adjustment of them.

Similar web services worldwide include ResearchGate.

Monday, 23 January 2012

Lecture on Design and Science [17 Feb. 2012, Osaka]


Ichi Kanaya's lecture on Design and Science will be held at Mebic Ogimachi, Osaka, Japan on 17 February 2012.

Title: Lecture on Design and Science
Date: 18:00---20:00, 17 February 2012.
Place: Mebic Ogimachi, Osaka, Japan
Admission: 2,000JPY (students won't be charged)


日時:2012年2月17日 18:00-20:00
主催:Japan Design Producer's Union

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Friday, 20 January 2012

Video: Air Lights (Takahiro Matsuo)

A video of art work named Air Lights created by Takahiro Matsuo, Monoscape is out. This work was supported by Goshiro Yamamoto and Ichi Kanaya, PineappleDesign.org.

Monday, 16 January 2012


I and Goshiro Yamamoto just began a new blog named CoreVideo.net. We occasionally post short sample codes for real-time video processing on Mac OS X with Core Video and Core Image technology. The code will appear at SourceForge.jp. All explanations and discussions will be done in Japanese.

Monday, 9 January 2012

Video: Polyphonic Jump! [Kobe]

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.

This art work won the prize of Kobe Biennale 2011.

Friday, 6 January 2012

Dear Mr. Roger Enrico

Dear Mr. Roger A. Enrico, Chairman of the Board, Dreamworks Animation SGK, Inc.,

Hello, today was my 39th birthday, and a postwoman delivered a small parcel to me. The parcel was from California, USA.

The story goes back to my high school days, over 20 years ago. I was looking for John Scully's Odyssey in a book store and happened to find Japanese translation of your book: The Other Guy Blinked.

Since then, you have been my personal hero. And after I learned enough language skill to read books in English, I had been seeking the original copy of your book because unfortunately your book was out of print then.

In the last year I finally found a second-hand copy of the book on the internet. This is the reason why the postwoman brought me a small and dirty (it travelled over sea) parcel today.

Roger, let me say thank you from the bottom of my heart for writing this book. You have always been brilliant.

Osaka, Japan

PS. You wrote, A few months after I took over at Pepsi --- on November 11, 1983, my thirty-ninth birthday --- I signed the most expensive celebrity advertising contract in history: $5 million for the privilege of making two commercials and sponsoring a tour featuring a talented but shy young man who sang in a high-pitched voice and danced backwards. As today was my 39th birthday, I was so encouraged when I read your story and this part again.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy New Year

If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change
Michael Jackson
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
Stay hungry, stay foolish.
Steve Jobs