Nao Tokui

Associate Professor
Graduate School of Media and Governance
Faculty of Environment and Information Studies Associate Professor
Short Biography1999 Bachelor, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
2001 Master, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
2004 PhD, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
2004 -2005 Visiting Researcher, SONY CSL Paris
2005 -2006 Invited Artist, Cité Universitaire de Paris
2006 -2009 Researcher, International Media Research Foundation
2007 -2010 Part Time Lecturer, Tokyo University of the Arts
2009 - CEO/Founder, Qosmo, Inc.
2018 - Visiting Associate Professor, Global Innovation Center, Kyushu University
2019 - Associate Professor (non-tenured), Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University
Areas of ExpertiseComputational Creativity, Artificial Intelligence, Media Art, Music
Selected PublicationsPhD Thesis

Researches on Generative Human-Computer Interaction

Selected Papers:

Yuma Kajihara, Shoya Dozono, Nao Tokui, “Imaginary Soundscape: Cross-Modal Approach to Generate Pseudo Sound Environments”, Machine Learning for Creativity and Design Workshop, Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS 2017), 2017

Nao Tokui, "Massh!: a web-based collective music mashup system”. In Proceedings of the 3rd international conference on Digital Interactive Media in Entertainment and Arts (DIMEA '08). ACM, 2008.

Nao Tokui and Hitoshi Iba, ”Music Composition by Means of Interactive GA and GP”, Proc. 2001 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC2001), IEEE Press, 2001.

Nao Tokui and Hitoshi Iba, ”Music Composition with Interactive Evolutionary Computation”, in Proc. 3rd International Conference on Generative Art, 2000.

Selected Exhibition
Imaginary Landscape 2018 Nature Morte (Delhi, India) / Gradient Descent
Imaginary Landscape 2018 NTT InterCommunication Center (Tokyo) /OpenSpace 2018
Imaginary Soundwalk 2018 Media Ambition Tokyo 2018 (Tokyo)
Sonic Pendulum 2017 Milan Design Week 2017 / Audi City Lab
The Latent Future 2017 NTT InterCommunication Center (Tokyo) / OpenSpace 2017
Brian Eno’s The Ship – A Generative Film 2016 Ars Electronica (Austria) / Prix Ars Electronica
N Building Façade 2011 New York The Museum of Modern Art/MoMA / Talk to Me Exhibition
Phonetica Rondo 2006 NTT InterCommunication Center (Tokyo) / OpenSpace 2006
SONASPHERE - Biosphere of Sounds 2004 NTT InterCommunication Center (Tokyo) / n_ext
Message to StudentsI’ve always been trying to make music and work on various creative projects using AI and enjoying the process. That’s because I deemed AI is a different kind of intelligence from us, thus it always gives me new ideas and thoughts.

To make our lives more fertile and creative, how shall we coexist and collaborate with AI? I’d love to experiment and contemplate it through artistic endeavors and researches with you, students. I'm sure the experience of thinking and learning with you, someone with different viewpoints from me, gives me new perspectives as well.
Office HourSpring Term:Friday 10:30 〜 13:00@ ο406 - The 4th Floor of building ο(Please reserve your time in advance here: )
Contact Information5322 Endo Fujisawa, Kanagawa 252-0882 Japan
Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus