Hidenori Watanave
Since 2002
Works in Minato-Ku Japan

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Associate Professor at Graduate School of System Design, Tokyo Metropolitan University
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Nagasaki Archive (A-bomb database on Google Earth)


We released Google Earth contents "Nagasaki Archive" that told the real state of affairs of the Nagasaki atomic bomb damage. This project synchronizes with Twitter and Second Life.
http://en_nagasaki.mapping.jp/

Hidenori Watanave

EVENT

Nagasaki Archive (A-bomb database) is launced


Dates:
Sat Jul 31, 2010 00:00 - Sat Jul 31, 2010

Location:
Japan

Nagasaki Archive (http://en_nagasaki.mapping.jp/) is the web content to tell the world the reality of the atomic bomb on digital archive of the globe.

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Nagasaki Archive provides a lot of photos and experiences of survivors in 3D using with digital globe "Google Earth". You can see photos from the same angle they were taken 65 years ago, and also you click the portrait of survivors to read their experiences and wishes assosiated with the actual location they were exposed to A - bomb. (The experience stories of six people are translated into English now. Other stories are displayed in Japanese.)

In addition, we displays photos of the current Nagasaki so that you intuitively understand how this city subsequently achieved the reconstruction across time and space.

And also, the mapping project of thoughts on peace via E-mail and Twitter (http://en_nagasaki.mapping.jp/p/message-cloud.html) is held. Please e-mail us or tweet your thought on peace, and it will float on the sky of Nagasaki on 3D digital globe "Google Earth".

Credits:
- Nagasaki Archive Committee
- Graduate school of System Design + Faculty of System Design,Tokyo Metropolitan University (Industrial Art Projct team + Hidenori Watanave Lab. volunteers)
- Nagasaki Archive is produced under the supervision of Nagasaki Shimbunsha.


EVENT

Ars Electronica Archive was launched


Dates:
Fri Jan 29, 2010 00:00 - Fri Jan 29, 2010

Location:
Japan

http://archidemo.blogspot.com/2010/01/ars-electronica-archive-in-second-life_26.html

"Ars Electronica Archive in Second Life" was produced for exhibition in "Technoclasm Cyber Arts Japan / Ars Electronica 30 years for Art and Media Technology" at Museum of Contemporary art Tokyo and The 13th Japan Media Arts Festival.

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In this archive, users can browse images and web pages of Japanese winners of Prix Ars Electronica 1987 to 2007. And also, this archive support Live camera function (the scene of exhibition will be projected) and twitter search widget. I'm constructing new function contributing the chat-log in Second Life to twitter now.

SLurl:http://slurl.com/secondlife/tmu/193/174/29

Credits:
Created by Hidenori Watanave + Hidenori Watanave Lab. Tokyo Metropolitan University (Music by Kensuke Takada, Supported by Yumi Akutsu, Ayaka Daimon, Yuki Nakamaru, Yurina Takata and Kazuya Kitahara)
Conception by Tomoe Moriyama


EVENT

Exhibition @ COP15: Tuvalu Visualization Project


Dates:
Mon Dec 07, 2009 00:00 - Sun Nov 29, 2009

Location:
Denmark

Tuvalu Visualization Project will be exhibited in NPO Tuvalu Overview's exhibit space at COP15 - United Nations Climate Change Conference Copenhagen 2009, Dec.07-19.

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Tuvalu Visualization Project is an art project visualizing information of Tuvalu on Google Earth. This project has been executed as a joint research of NPO Tuvalu Overview and Hidenori Watanave Laboratory @ Tokyo Metropolitan University from September 2008.

- Tuvalu Visualization Project Website
- Build the future with 10000 Tuvaluan (by NPO Tuvalu Overview)
- COP15: United Nations Climate Change Conference Copenhagen 2009


DISCUSSION

Tuvalu Visualization Project is launched


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Tuvalu Visualization Project

Tuvalu Visualization Project is an art project visualizing information of Tuvalu on Google Earth. This project has been executed as a joint research of NPO Tuvalu Overview and Hidenori Watanave Laboratory @ Tokyo Metropolitan University from September 2008.

This project is composed of three elements.

- Build the Future with 10,000 Tuvaluans - The supporting system for the activity of Tuvalu Overview.
- Tuvalu Mapping - 3300 GPS photographs of Tuvalu on Google Earth.
- Tuvalu on Photosynth - Examples of artwork made by using GPS photographs.

The purpose of project is to disclose actual information about People and Scenery in Tuvalu to the world.

It is said that Tuvalu is exposed to danger of going under water by sea level rising because of global warming. However, we suppose that it is important to understand not only the problem of global warming, but also the real situation of Tuvalu. The Internet is an effective tool for collecting information, but it was difficult to obtain information of the real situation of Tuvalu from the Internet.

Therefore, we produced this project to present the real situation of Tuvalu, to improve the interest in Tuvalu, and to receive feedback from all over the world.

Credits:
NPO Tuvalu Overview
+
Hidenori Watanave Laboratory, Tokyo Metropolitan University
(Makiko Suzuki, Yuichi Watanabe, and Hidenori Watanave)