Akira Wakita

Akira Wakita

Professor
Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Graduate School of Media and Governance
DegreesPh.D. (Media and Governance) (Keio University, 2002)
Areas of ExpertiseVisualization, Geometric Modeling, Smart Material
Courses TaughtART AND SCIENCE,GRAPHICS PROGRAMMING,COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN,ADVANCED RESEARCH WORKSHOP(XD1),ADVANCED RESEARCH WORKSHOP(XD2),ADVANCED RESEARCH WORKSHOP(XD3),ADVANCED RESEARCH WORKSHOP(XD4),DESIGN THEORY,DESIGN STRATEGY(VISUALIZATION),MASTER SEMINAR,SEMINAR(How to Live as an Artist),ACADEMIC PROJECT (Radical School Design)
Selected Publications[ EXHIBITIONS ]
- Scalar Field of Shoes - Solo Exhibition, SPACE_XX, Tokyo, 2016
- Digital Media and Japanese Graphic Design, Tokyo Midtown, 2016
- SIGGRAPH Asia, Art Gallery, Kobe, 2015
- Any Tokyo, Zojoji, 2015
- Elements of Art and Science, Ars Electronica Center, Linz, 2015
- Ars Electronica Animation Festival, Central, Linz, 2015
- Amu Special Party, Tokyo, 2015
- Robotinity, Ars Electronica Center, Linz, 2011-2014
- Any Tokyo, Zojoji, 2014
- Japan Media Arts Festival Kushiro Exhibition, Kushiro, 2014
- Techfest 2012, invited work of Japan Media Arts Festival, IIT Mumbai, 2012
- ACE 2011, Interactive Art, Gold Award, Lisbon, 2011
- SIGGRAPH ASIA 2011, Emerging Technologies, Hongkong, 2011
- Japan Media Arts Festival Exhibition, The National Art Center, Tokyo, 2010
- INTERIOR LIFESTYLE TOKYO, 2009
- Interactive Tokyo, 2006
- SIGGRAPH 2006, Emerging Technologies, Boston, 2006
- SIGGRAPH 2005, Cyberfashion Show, Los Angeles, 2005
- Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo, 2001
- Graz Biennial on Media + Architecture, Graz, 2001
- cast01, Bonn, 2001
- Architecture Media Player, Traveling exhibition, Italia, 2000
- Electronic Language International Festival, invited, Sao Paulo, 2000
- European Media Art Festival, Osnabrueck, 2000

[ AWARDS ]
- Asia Digital Art Award, Digital Design Category, Selected, 2012
- ACE 2011, Interactive Art, Gold Award, 2011
- Asia Digital Art Award, Digital Design Category, Selected, 2011
- Japan Media Arts Festival, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Jury's Selection, 2010
- Asia Digital Art Award, Digital Design Category, Excellent Award, 2003
- Japan Media Arts Festival, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Jury's Selection, 2001
- Web3D RoundUP Golden Rosso Award, Technology Award, 2000
- Multimedia Grand Prix 2000, Network Division, Information Design Award, 2000
- Nikkei Architecture Digital Design Competition, Grand Prix, 1999

[ BOOKS ]
- Access to Materials - Material Computing for Design, Art and Architecture, BNN, 2013
- x-DESIGN, Keio University Press, 2013
- Matter in the Floating World, Princeton Architectural Press, 2011
Project Web Pagehttp://wakita.sfc.keio.ac.jp/
Home Pagehttp://web.sfc.keio.ac.jp/~wakita/
Contact Information5322 Endo Fujisawa, Kanagawa 252-0882 Japan
Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus