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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EVENT

Media Arts in the World Mapping


Dates:
Tue Jan 27, 2009 00:00 - Tue Jan 27, 2009

Location:
Japan

Media Arts in the World Mapping is launched .

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View with Google Earth / Google Maps

This is a project made for the 12th Japan Media Arts Festival. This is a visualization of information of a media art festival all over the world that used Google Earth and Maps.

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Detaild place information, logomark of festival, and slideshow of photograph open to the public in Flickr can be inspected. Moreover, the holding time of the festival can be understood in Google Earth along the time axis.

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This project is exhibited with SIGGRAPH Archive in Second Life in the 12th Japan Media Arts Festival, holding on February 5-15.

Credits:
Hidenori Watanave, Tomoko Hatanaka, Tomohiro Okada, and Satomi Miwa


EVENT

SIGGRAPH Asia Archive in Second Life (Completed)


Dates:
Mon Dec 01, 2008 00:00 - Mon Dec 01, 2008

Location:
Singapore

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"SIGGRAPH Asia Archive in Second Life" is Launched.
Please check this website.

http://archidemo.blogspot.com/2008/11/siggraph-asia-archive-in-second-life_29.html

This is an art project that collects photographs concerning past "ACM
SIGGRAPH Emerging Technlogy" and makes an 3-D image archive in Second
Life, aiming at this year's SIGGRAPH ASIA 2008. 600 photographs or
more were finally collected.

It is created by Hidenori Watanave (Supervisor of Photon,Inc. /
Associate Professor of Tokyo Metropolitan University), and conception
by Tomoe Moriyama (SIGGRAPH ASIA Art Gallery and Emerging Technology
chair / Museum of Comtemporary art Tokyo). Please refer to the lower
side of this article about cooperators.

It will be exhibited in SIGGRAPH Asia Art Gallery (Singapore, Dec.10 -
13 2008). I will make a machinima (movie) of this project and upload
soon.

All photographs of SIGGRAPH were taken and granted by:

Jacki Morie - SIGGRAPH 1993 and 1994, The Zone And Neuro Baby/ The Edge
Brian Blau - SIGGRAPH 1996, Digital Bayou
Kathryn Saunders - SIGGRAPH 1999, Millennium Motel
Toshihiro Konma - SIGGRAPH 2002,2003,2005,2006,2007 and 2008, Emerging
Technology / Art Gallery / Kids / NewTech / Slow Art

Thank you very much for their contribution!
(SIM sponsor: Nikkei Business Publications,Inc.)

SLurl:
http://slurl.com/secondlife/nikkeibp/188/151/62


EVENT

OBAMApPING prototype


Dates:
Mon Aug 18, 2008 00:00 - Mon Aug 18, 2008

Location:
Japan

OBAMApPING" for Virtual Residency Project is launched.

http://archidemo.blogspot.com/2008/08/this-is-prototype-of-obamapping-for.html

This is dynamic geo-mapping of IP-geolocation -- Place where image of "Obama" actually exists -- based on the Yahoo image search result. The words "Barack", "Obama", and Japanese Hiragana "Obama" is used for this retrieval. 150 images are displayed now.

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Tracks have expanded toward each image from Honolulu that is the birth ground of Obama. This map makes "Worldwide extention of the impact of Obama" visible. And, it changes every day.

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Naturally, there are a lot of images that exist in the United States. However, a lot of images exist also in Europe, Japan, and the southern hemisphere. When the image is clicked, an original website is displayed.

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The map published in here now is static contents. In the exhibition with Location One, dynamic map will be exhibited. Moreover, I will produce the map of Macan and other candidates for exhibition. My work are this "OBAMApPING" and "Obamabot vs McCainbot in Metaverse".

OBAMApPING (prototype)
http://archidemo.blogspot.com/2008/08/this-is-prototype-of-obamapping-for.html

Location One: Virtual Residency Project
http://www.location1.org/location-one-virtual-residency-project/

Hidenori Watanave

Credit:
* Produce + direction: Hidenori Watanave
* Programming: Shingo Noguchi(PhotoXP)
* Powerd by GeoLite City, Yahoo! API, Google Maps API


EVENT

3D image database of Oscar Niemeyer on Second Life


Dates:
Sat Jul 26, 2008 00:00 - Sat Jul 26, 2008

Location:
Japan

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Hidenori Watanave (Associate professor of Tokyo Metropolitan University) and student team are developing 3D image database of Oscar Niemeyer on Second Life. This is an official art project of "The 100th anniversary of exchanging between Japan and Brazil".

This project is be developing now. And also, the other archiving project that uses Google Earth is starting.

Hidenori will stay in Brazil between from Aug.1 to 9, and take photographs of Niemeyer's architecture and the city scenery of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. These material will be used for this project. Moreover, Hidenori will make a presentation of this project in FILE - Electronic Language International Festival 2008 (Presentation will held on Aug.5 15:30~).

Blog entry:
http://archidemo.blogspot.com/2008/07/3d-image-database-of-oscar-niemeyer-on.html

SLurl:
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Nippaku100/140/128/28

Developing team:
Hidenori Watanave
+ Kanako Hayashi, Kaname Shimizu, Makiko Suzuki, Ryuta Kawahara, Yohei Nakano


DISCUSSION

The museum of the globe


http://archidemo.blogspot.com/2008/07/museum-of-globe.html

I invited "Atelier Ten Architects" for my laboratory of Tokyo Metropolitan University, and they made a special lecture of "Architecture in physical world / virtual worlds".

They are "Real" architect that had produced many architectural projects in physical world, and also, they are "Virtual" architect in Second Life, too. In "Digital Design Competition 2007" (I was a jury member), they won the Grand-prix of competiton.

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