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5th Digital Art (Interactive Art) Division Excellence Award

Contact Water


MURAKAMI Taisuke [Japan]

Reason for Award

Put on a pair of goggles and suddenly there’s a dolphin or a fish swimming in the puddle of water on your hand. Take aim and let your dolphin jump into someone else’s hand. “Contact Water” fuses real world scenes with virtual reality to create a fascinating and astonishing experience. This collaborative effort with researchers in MR (mixed reality) technology combines Murakami’s creative imagination with the latest technical advances in the field.