テクノロジーは、東京をどこまで魅力的にできるのか? 齋藤精一、猪子寿之

  • Discussion 1

    What is the appeal of Tokyo?

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  • Discussion 2

    The allure of Tokyo that has never been told. How to transmit the appeal through technology and the media arts?

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  • Discussion 3

    Your questions
    1. Can technology be used to make Tokyo more compact?
    2. Is there value in using technology to incorporate artistic elements into social infrastructure?
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  • Discussion 4

    The Tokyo Brand
    1. What do you think about Tokyo's five unique values?
    2. What do you think of the Tokyo Brand?
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USER'S VOICE

Here we present some of the various opinions you posted on Twitter.

  • Getting around Tokyo requires covering a lot of distance. The airports are located far from the city center and landmarks are scattered around various places. Can technology be used to make Tokyo smaller (in a good way)?

  • Is it worthwhile to use technology to incorporate art elements into social infrastructure, to increase opportunities for people to experience art in their everyday lives? If so, how can it be achieved?

  • Talk about Tokyo in terms of three keywords: Advertising, urban architecture and technology.

  • Talk to us about the possibilities of using technology to create new ways to have fun, by blending the extraordinary Tokyo that tourists see with the everyday Tokyo that the Japanese people see.

Panelist Profiles

  • Seiichi Saito

    Born in 1975. Saito studied architecture design in Columbia University. From 2000 he began working in the production of art work, etc. in New York. Saito founded rhizomatiks, co., ltd. in 2006 and assumed the post of Representative Director. rhizomatiks is a group of creators engaged in various projects including stage production and art work display in museums using cutting-edge media. The group has been receiving attention for its avant-garde and refined ideas.

    Seiichi Saito on the unique values of Tokyo

    Unique

    Tokyo is a city that covers a wide area. There are areas with many specialty boutiques, areas where pubs and nightclubs are concentrated, and so on. I think the different character of each area and district is one of the unique attractions of Tokyo. Also, the cityscape on the way into the city from the airport is, by lucky happenstance, beautifully laid out. When people see sights such as the Rainbow Bridge, whether they're coming from abroad or one of Japan's regions, they feel, "Hey! I'm in Tokyo!"

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  • Toshiyuki Inoko

    Born in 1977 in the city of Tokushima. In 2001 Inoko graduated from the Department of Mathematical Engineering and Information Physics, Faculty of Engineering of the University of Tokyo. At the same time, Inoko founded teamLab Inc., an association of “ultra-technologists” consisting of programmers, engineers, mathematicians, architects, computer-graphics animators and other specialists. TeamLab makes its mark by blurring the lines among art, science, technology and creativity.

    Toshiyuki Inoko on the unique values of Tokyo

    Comfort

    One great advantage of Tokyo is that the city itself can be your home. A long time ago I lived in Tokyo for two years without having my own home. Throughout the city there were clean public washrooms. If I walked a little farther, I could always find a public bath or a sauna where I could stay the night. Family restaurants and other food outlets were open 24 hours a day, serving delicious, reasonably priced food. All I owned in those days fit in a single briefcase—the city provided everything else I needed. I knew a lot of people who lived in spacious apartments, but I told them, "the Tokyo I live in is a lot bigger." Tokyo is the only city of this kind.

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