KUBOTA Akihiro


Artist and Professor, Tama Art University

Born in 1960 in Osaka Prefecture, KUBOTA is a professor of art and media in the Information Design Department of Tama Art University. He earned his doctorate at the University of Tokyo School of Engineering. He has pioneered the development and synthesis of a broad spectrum of hybrid creative endeavors, including satellite art (artsat.jp), bioart (bioart.jp), digital fabrication (fablabjapan.org), and sound performance with instruments he has invented (hemokosa.com). He is the author of Kieyuku konpyu-taa (Disappearing Computer-Human Inter face; Iwanami Shoten, 1999), co-author of Post-Techno(logy) Music (Ohmura Shoten, 2001), and translation supervisor of the Japanese editions of FORM+ CODE in Design, Architecture, and Art (Casey REAS, Chandler MCWILLIAMS, LUST; BNN, 2011), Visual Complexity: Mapping Patterns of Information (Manuel LIMA; BNN, 2012), Generative Art: A Practical Guide Using Processing (Mat t PEARSON; BNN, 2012), and Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking (Nicolas COLLINS; O'Reilly Japan, 2013).

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