YASUAKI KAKEHI
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Yasuaki is a visiting associate professor at the Fluid Interfaces group, MIT Media Lab. He holds a PhD in Interdisciplinary Information Studies from The University of Tokyo and has worked as associate professor in Keio University, Kanagawa, Japan. He develops interactive media that extend the human body, tools and communication by multiplying the five senses, affecting the properties of physical materials, and incorporating digital information. Exhibiting his work and research results at ACM SIGGRAPH, Ars Electronica Festival, YCAM and ICC he crosses over the boundaries between engineering, art and design. In 2012, a work of his was selected for one of the best 100 Good Design Awards and received the minister of MEXT award for young scientist in 2014. Yasuaki is also a member of the artist group “plaplax” and explores the possibility of media technology & art in the commercial domain. More information about Yasuaki can be found on http://www.xlab.sfc.keio.ac.jp/ and http://www.plaplax.com/
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