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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Tuvalu Visualization Project


Dates:
Sun Sep 27, 2009 00:00 - Sun Sep 27, 2009

Location:
Japan

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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
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Hidenori Watanave Laboratory, Tokyo Metropolitan University
(Makiko Suzuki, Yuichi Watanabe, and Hidenori Watanave)


EVENT

Tuvalu Visualization Project Preview


Dates:
Tue Sep 01, 2009 00:00 - Mon Aug 31, 2009

Location:
Japan

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Tuvalu Visualization Project” is an art project visualizing information of Tuvalu on Google Earth. This project is composed of two elements.

1. Visualization and communication system for NPO Tuvalu Overview's ”Build the Future with 10,000 Tuvaluans
2. ”Tuvalu Mapping” constructed with 3300 GPS photographs of Tuvalu

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. The complete version of this project will be published to the web on the end of Sep.2009. (Hidenori Watanave)

Tuvalu Visualization Project
NPO Tuvalu Overview,
Hidenori Watanave Laboratory@Tokyo Metropolitan University
(Hidenori Watanave, Makiko Suzuki, Yuichi Watanabe)
Supported by Photon,Inc.


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Tuvalu GPS Mapping


Dates:
Sat Aug 01, 2009 00:00 - Sat Aug 01, 2009

Location:
Tuvalu

Hidenori Watanave Laboratory @ Tokyo Metropolitan University uploaded 3200 Photographs with GPS of Tuvalu as the first of the result of a joint research with NPO Tuvalu OverView. It can be viewed with Google Earth.

* KML for Google Earth
* Web album (Sky of Tuvalu)
* Web album (Eye-level #1)
* Web album (Eye-level #2)
* Web album (Eye-level #3)

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These photographs can be freely used for a non-profit-making purpose. Please contact us when you want to use it for profit.

This is a draft version, and the file only of the export from Picasa. We plan to produce the PhotoOverlay version. Moreover, it is expected that this is a problem of DB on the Google side though GPS information and the satellite image shift. We will fix it soon.

Photographs by:
Hidenori Watanave Laboratory @ Tokyo Metropolitan University
(Makiko Suzuki, Hidenori Watanave)

Supported by:
Tuvalu OverView and Photon,Inc.

and also, we are making 3D photograph oriented space of Tuvalu by using Virtual Worlds. Experimental version that uses Microsoft Photosynth are open to the public.

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contact us:
hwtnv_at_sd.tmu.ac.jp


EVENT

Leave your comments: Photographs of Laval VRchive


Dates:
Wed Apr 15, 2009 00:00 - Wed Apr 15, 2009

Location:
France

Please leave your comments for Laval VRchive!

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Laval VRchive is 3D image database of past Laval Virtual ReVolution 2005 - 2008.
It will be exhibited in Laval Virtual 2009 @ Laval, France.

Here are a lot of photographs that are used in Laval VRchive. Please leave your comment on all photographs on Picasa, be frankly! They will be refrected for Laval VRchive in Second Life later.

See more details,
http://archidemo.blogspot.com/2009/04/photographs-of-laval-vrchive.html

Laval VRchive in Second Life:
http://slurl.com/secondlife/nikkeibp/168/76/76


EVENT

i-Kisho Kurokawa Workshop in Second Life


Dates:
Sat Mar 28, 2009 00:00 - Sat Mar 28, 2009

Location:
Japan

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http://archidemo.blogspot.com/2009/03/i-kurokawaworkshop.html

i-Kisho Kurokawa workshop was a virtual world workshop. The theme of workshop was "translating" concept of Nakagin capsule tower building (by Kisho Kurokawa) into virtual world. The participant represented the concept of "Metabolist movement" in Second Life, without a physical restriction of gravity etc. Five students the third grader (Faculty of System Design, Tokyo Metropolitan University) participated in this workshop from November, 2008 to February, 2009.

* Production: Hidenori Watanave Laboratory @ Tokyo Metropolitan University + Atelier Ten
* Original design + project cooperation: Kisho Kurokawa architecture and urban design office
* Produce: Nikkei architecture