Site Inspection and Discussion Project“Reality, Extinguished/Generated by Science and Culture —Fiction, Institution, Technology and Bodies in the 21st Century—”Call for Application

The Japan Foundation will carry out the project, which was selected through the internal competition for new project plans. The project is that young foreign graduate students and researchers discuss with researchers, engineers, creators, and artists in Japan in the areas of science, technology, art, and culture in contemporary Japan. By joining this project, the participants can deepen their understanding on these areas in Japan and how they are related to each other. Please see the attached file “Application Instructions” for more information. Applications are accepted until Monday, February 22, 2016. The Japan Foundation looks forward to your application.

* “Application Instructions” in English is now available.

* Some of the reports on the lectures and the site inspections written by the participants are now available online. (June 1, 2016)

Date Lecture/Speaker Reports
Friday, March 4 Opening lecture by Asaki NISHIKAWA
Lecture & Discussion 1 by Toshihiro FURUYA, Artist/Critic
Report #1 (English)
Report #2 (English)
Report #3 (Japanese)
Monday, March 7
Site inspection & Discussion 1 by Hiroaki Muto, CEO of commonz.tokyo inc. and Executive Adviser / Secretary General of “GHOST IN THE SHELL” REALIZE PROJECT Report #1 (English)
Report #2 (Japanese)
Wednesday, March 9
Lecture & Discussion 2 by Yoichiro Miyake, Researcher of game artificial intelligence/Game developer Report #1 (English)
Report #2 (Japanese)
Thursday, March 10
Lecture & Discussion 3 by Yoshimi YASHIRO, Associate Professor, Uehiro Research Division for iPS Cell Ethics, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University Report #1 (Japanese)

【Schedule】

Date Lecture/Speaker
Friday, March 4
13:00~17:00
Registration
Opening Lecture by Asaki NISHIKAWA
Lecture & Discussion 1 by Toshihiro FURUYA, Artist/Critic
Monday, March 7
14:00~16:00
Site inspection & Discussion 1 by Hiroaki Muto, CEO of commonz.tokyo inc. and Executive Adviser / Secretary General of "GHOST IN THE SHELL" REALIZE PROJECT
Wednesday, March 9
19:30~21:30
Lecture & Discussion 2 by Yoichiro MIYAKE, Researcher of game artificial intelligence/Game developer
Thursday, March 10
13:00~15:00
Lecture & Discussion 3 by Yoshimi YASHIRO, Associate Professor, Uehiro Research Division for iPS Cell Ethics, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University
Friday, March 11
13:00~15:00
Lecture & Discussion 4 by Asa ITO, Associate Professor, Center for Liberal Arts, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Friday, March 18
15:00~17:00
Site Inspection & Discussion 2 by Hiroshi ISHIGURO Laboratory; Intelligent Robotics Laboratory, Dept. of Systems Innovation, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University
Saturday, March 19
10:00~13:00
Final Workshop by Asaki NISHIKAWA

Site inspection and discussion project, "Reality, extinguished/generated by science and culture "; Application Form【PDF:135KB】
Site inspection and discussion project, "Reality, extinguished/generated by science and culture "; Application Form【Word:138KB】
Site inspection and discussion project, "Reality, extinguished/generated by science and culture "; Application Instructions【PDF:49KB】
Site inspection and discussion project, "Reality, extinguished/generated by science and culture "; Application Instructions【Word:113KB】

Read an excerpt of the lecture given by Asa Ito.

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