[archmach] Re: Event at the Media Lab...August 4 after SIGGRAPH

  • From: Peggy Weil <weilp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: archmach@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2006 13:26:05 -0700

Any chance of webcasting Toshio Iwai's presentation?


On Jul 27, 2006, at 12:00 PM, Sarah Page wrote:

<x-tad-smaller>For those of you traveling to Boston for SIGGRAPH, we invite you to join</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> us on Friday, August 4 for a special talk and open house.</x-tad-smaller>

<x-tad-smaller> 2:00 PM, Bartos Theatre: Welcome from Frank Moss.</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> 2:15 to 3:45 PM: Visit with students and faculty.</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> 4:00 PM, Bartos Theatre: World-renowned artist Toshio Iwai presents past </x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> and current work in his talk "From Flipbooks to Media Art."</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller>5:30 PM, Reception</x-tad-smaller>

<x-tad-smaller> I hope you will pass this invitation along to other Media Lab friends and alums who </x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> may be in Boston next week. Attendance is limited, so please have them </x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> RSVP to me at spage@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx</x-tad-smaller>

<x-tad-smaller> Sarah Page</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> Director of Development and Sponsor Relations</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> MIT Media Lab</x-tad-smaller>


<x-tad-smaller> SUMMARY:</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> Toshio Iwai, one of Japan's leading artists, explores the influence of a </x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> lifetime immersed in Japan's technology culture, and looks at how it is </x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> possible for individual artists to create projects for television,</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> public installations, and software for game consoles. In this lecture, </x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> he will present recent work such as Electroplankton for Nintendo DS and </x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> TENORI-ON, as well as his past media artworks.</x-tad-smaller>

<x-tad-smaller> BIO:</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> As an interactive media artist, Toshio Iwai began making experimental</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> animations in 1981, moved on to working with pre-cinematic toys such as </x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> flipbooks and zoetropes, and since 1986 has been interested in the </x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> computer game as a visual music system. After becoming the youngest </x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> winner of the Contemporary Japanese Art Grand Prix in 1985, he has </x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> exhibited many interactive works at exhibitions worldwide, and is now </x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> considered a leading media artist. His performance with Ryuichi </x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> Sakamoto, "Music Plays Images X Images Play Music," won the Prix Ars </x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> Electronica, Interactive Art Category Grand Prix in 1997. In 2000, his </x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> "Composition on the Table" won I.D. magazine's Gold Medal for </x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> Interactive Installation, as part of the magazine's Interactive Media </x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> Design Review. He created Electroplankton for Nintendo DS in 2005.</x-tad-smaller>

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