Art and technology continue to develop, influencing each other. I was influenced by William Gibson's cyberpunk novel “Neuromancer” (1984) and began creating artworks using the Internet. I also started the NicoNicoGakkai Beta, inspired by “Nankyokuten no Peer-Peer dōga” by Hōsuke Nojiri. In retrospect, Augusta Ada Byron, the world's first programmer, was a close friend of Mary Shelley, the author of “Frankenstein” (1818). Science influences fiction and is influenced by fiction, and science evolves. In this talk, I'll talk about my current research topic, the study of cognitive differences between Japan and Europe regarding creations produced by artificial intelligence.
I am a media artist and a senior researcher at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). I got Ph.D. (Information Science and Technology) from the University of Tokyo. I have created several artworks since the 1990s, including the permanent exhibit “A Hands-On Model of the Internet” at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation. I also launched “NicoNicoGakkai Beta,” a large-scale online research platform that connects public citizens with professional researchers (650,000 total viewers). At AIST, my research focuses on constructing services with user participation.