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  1. Koichiro Eto
    1. Profile
    2. Profile image
  2. Art works
    1. Modulobe (2005)
    2. A Hands-on Model of the Internet (2001)
    3. SoundCreatures
    4. WebHopper
    5. PeepHole
  3. Research themes
    1. Research on Patterns
    2. qwikWeb
    3. Wedata
  4. Work Experience
    1. Research Scientist, Social Intelligence Technology Research Laboratory, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), September 2002 - current
    2. Lecturer, Department of Inter Media Art, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts & Music, April 2003 - 2006
      1. Network Communication Design
    3. Lecturer, Information Design Department, Tama Art University, April 2001 - March 2002
      1. Interactive Art Programming
    4. Researcher, International Media Research Foundation (IMRF), June 1997 - August 2002
  5. Education
    1. Ph.D. (Information Science and Technology), University of Tokyo, 2010
    2. MS Media and Governance, Keio University, Kanagawa Japan 1997
    3. BS Environmental Information, Keio University, Kanagawa Japan 1995
  6. Art works (Selected)
  7. Publications
    1. Papers (Selected)
    2. Articles (Selected)
  8. Honors
    1. sensorium, Grand Prix, Golden Nica of the Prix Ars Electronica 1997
    2. sensorium, Semi Grand Prix in the Expresssion Division, Prix of Technology, Application, and Expression about Java, 1997
    3. SoundCreatures, Honorary Mention, Prix Ars Electronica 1998
    4. Modulobe, WISS 2005 Best Demo Award, 13th Workshop on Interactive Systems and Software, 2005
    5. Farm photo acquision system by WWW, Best Paper, Japanese Society of High Technology in Agriculture, 1998
  9. Professional Affiliations
  10. Free Software
    1. Ruby/CHISE
    2. Ruby/sgl
  11. Foreign language Skills
  12. Computer Skills

Koichiro Eto

I created several Media Art works focusing on network communication over the Internet. I'm interested in collective intelligence system such as Wikis. I created systems by intergrating various technologies like web application, mailing lists, 3D CG and physical simulation.

Koichiro Eto

Profile

Senior Research Scientist, Social Intelligence Research Group, Intelligent Systems Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

Graduated from Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University in 1997. Graduated from Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo in 2010. Ph.D. (Information Science and Technology). Produced a geographical visualization of web traffic "WebHopper" in 1996. Won the Grand Prix (Golden Nica) of Prix Ars Electronica in 1997 (as sensorium project). Produced a physical model of the Internet "A Hands-on Model of the Internet" at Miraikan in 2001. Produced a sytem for constructing virtual creatures "Modulobe" in 2005. Interested in collaborative intelligence and social media. Published books, "Patterns, Wiki, and XP: The Timeless Way of Creation", "I Studied NicoNicoGakkai Beta". Photo Credit: Yoichi Onoda Web site http://eto.com/

Profile image

See プロフィール.

Art works

Modulobe (2005)

I designed a sytem for constructing virtual creatures by connecting creature modules and specidy the movement of the body. You can share the model you created on Modulobe Model Gallery site.

A Hands-on Model of the Internet (2001)

"A Hands-on Model of the Internet" is a physical representation of the Internet. You can create a packet with 16 balls (black and white) and send it. This is a permanent showpiece of Miraikan, a big science museum in Tokyo. I used Ruby programming language for this system, thus this is the first art work using Ruby in the world.

SoundCreatures

I created a sound communication system. You can send your own musical phrases or musical commands to sound robots. They move around in the venue with playing their own sound. The sound robots also communicate each other.

WebHopper

I created a geographical visualization system of web traffic. The system watched the ethernet trafic of the Net, and translates the destination IP address to geological location in realtime.

PeepHole

I created a web camera system that can control the angle of the camera.

Research themes

Research on Patterns

I published a book "Patterns, Wiki, and XP - The Timeless Way of Creation" (2009, Gihyo Publishing). This book explains the background history behind Patterns, Wiki and XP. Design Patterns, Wiki, and XP has same origin, A Pattern Language by an architect Christopher Alexander.

qwikWeb

I created a group communication system that integrates mailing list and WikiWikiWeb. Users can create a wiki site and a maling list at the same time. All the messages sent to the mailing list are stored as newly created wiki pages.

Wedata

Wedata is a wiki site for data. You can share any data used from programs. For example, AutoPagerize, AutoPatchWork and Hatena bookmark extention uses Wedata for data sharing.

Work Experience

Research Scientist, Social Intelligence Technology Research Laboratory, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), September 2002 - current

Lecturer, Department of Inter Media Art, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts & Music, April 2003 - 2006

Network Communication Design

A Class for art works connected with the others by the Internet.

Lecturer, Information Design Department, Tama Art University, April 2001 - March 2002

Interactive Art Programming

A Class for creating interactive art works using Ruby scripting language.

Researcher, International Media Research Foundation (IMRF), June 1997 - August 2002

Education

Ph.D. (Information Science and Technology), University of Tokyo, 2010

Research on Platforms for Facilitating Creative Activities on the Web, at Prof. Ikuo Takeuchi Lab.

MS Media and Governance, Keio University, Kanagawa Japan 1997

Network Art, at Masaki Fujihata Lab.

BS Environmental Information, Keio University, Kanagawa Japan 1995

Media Art, at Masaki Fujihata Lab.

Art works (Selected)

Publications

Papers (Selected)

  • qwikWeb: Integrating Mailing List and WikiWikiWeb for Group Communication, in the Proceedings of the 2005 International Symposium on Wikis (WikiSym 2005), 2005.

Articles (Selected)

  • Translations of "Programming Media" by Casey Reas, InterCommunication No.27, NTT Publishing, 2003.
  • Next generation of Music through exchanging sounds, "How music works" (AERA MOOK), Asahi Shimbun, 2001
  • About music creation using network as a material, and the relation between social and music structures.
  • Who impressed me?, InterCommunication No.32, NTT Publishing, 2000
  • SoundCreatures, Revista de Arte Sonoro (a journal of contemporary Spanish music), 2000
  • "Easy CGI and FORM", on my home page, 1994

Honors

sensorium, Grand Prix, Golden Nica of the Prix Ars Electronica 1997

sensorium, Semi Grand Prix in the Expresssion Division, Prix of Technology, Application, and Expression about Java, 1997

SoundCreatures, Honorary Mention, Prix Ars Electronica 1998

Modulobe, WISS 2005 Best Demo Award, 13th Workshop on Interactive Systems and Software, 2005

Farm photo acquision system by WWW, Best Paper, Japanese Society of High Technology in Agriculture, 1998

Professional Affiliations

  • Judge, Engineering Design Competition of Architectural Institute of Japan
  • Symposium Committee, International Symposium on Wikis
  • Editorial Committee, Journal of Information Processing Society of Japan
  • Various Program Committee on Computer Human Interface symposium.

Free Software

Ruby/CHISE

The system extends a character as a bundle of features, not code point. You can use almost 80,000 chracters as an object and control a chracter by various methods.

Ruby/sgl

An easy-to-use graphical programming library for creating simple graphical art works. The library also can handle audio data, font data and physical simulation.

Foreign language Skills

  • English: TOEFL score 250

Computer Skills

  • Languages: Ruby, JavaScript, C, C++, Java, Perl
  • Platforms: Linux, Windows, Mac OS X
  • Toolkit: Win32API, Cocoa
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Last modified: 2013-10-02