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Inspire Talks: Bio Imagination


Inspire Talks @ THE CORE Presented by DESIGN ACADEMY

Inspire Talks is a series of casual talk events to introduce cutting-edge research activities. This time, we will have a talk session on the theme of "Biotechnology.

Dr. Yoshiho Ikeuchi is a brain researcher. He is working on elucidating the mechanisms of the brain by growing brain neurons from human IPS cells and observing them through various manipulations. Ai Hasegawa is an artist and designer who has produced many works that question the future of reproduction and the family as a result of advances in biotechnology. The talk will be moderated by Yuna Tsukada, an editor and curator. Arina Tsukada, who tries to fuse science and art through her various activities, will talk about her own vision while exploring the seemingly chaotic and issue-filled future of biotechnology.

Before the session, we will ask them to give a presentation about their activities.

Date & Time: February 13, 2019 (Wed) 19:00 - 21:00 (+ there will be a small party)

Venue: THE CORE KITCHEN/SPACE (Shintoradori CORE 1F)

Participation fee: Free


Yoshiho Ikeuchi

Associate professor at the Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, and received his PhD in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from the University of Tokyo in 2007. In 2014, he joined his current lab, where he is investigating how nerves and the brain are formed, and building and assembling brain parts outside the body.

Ai Hasegawa

Artist and designer. Her works are based on the concept of issues related to technology and people, using methods such as bioart, speculative design, and design fiction. After graduating from IAMAS, she moved to the UK, where she received his MA from the Royal College of Art in 2012. From 2014 to the fall of 2016, she was a researcher at MIT Media Lab, where she received her MS. Her work "(im)possible baby" won the Excellence Award in the Art Division at the 19th Japan Media Arts Festival. She has exhibited at Mori Art Museum, Ars Electronica, and many other venues in Japan and abroad.


Arina Tsukada

Editor and curator. She is the editor-in-chief of Bound Baw, a media outlet for art science around the world. Representative of Whole Universe, a platform for art, education, and thought experiments. As the director of "See by Your Ears" by sound artist evala, she has developed various sound and urban projects. Her recent book is "ART SCIENCE is. Art Science Leads to the Transformation of the World". 


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