(c) Yoichi Ochiai
Re-Digitalization of Waves
Yoichi Ochiai is a media artist in Tokyo, exploring the boundaries of physical representation and digital forms towards Digital Nature. This is a new series of works created for NFT from "Borrowed Scenery and Materialization of Waves," a series of mirrored sculptures floating in the air created with a 3D printer in 2019. These video installations are captured from his "materialized" artistic installation by using large bokeh old lens and digital camera. In this process, he re-digitalized "computationally generated physical sculptures" into motion visual NFTs. This collection represents reincarnation of digital and materialized forms, harmonizes the landscape of Digital Nature. In other words a sculpture is created from 3D data, a digital work is generated from that sculpture, and a new two-dimensional work is created from that digital work. It is a circular work that cycles back and forth between the boundaries of digital and material, both in terms of the form of the artwork and its economy.
Media Artist. Born in 1987. Received his Ph.D. in Applied Computer Science from the University of Tokyo, the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information (Studies in 2 years the fastest record). Associate Professor at the University of Tsukuba, Director of Research and Development Center for Digital Nature. Principal Investigator of JST CREST xDiversity Project. Got Super Creator / Genius Programmer titles from Information Promotion Agency Japan and METI Japan. From 2017 to 2019, he was advisor to President of University of Tsukuba, From 2018, he was committee member of IP Strategy andVisionary committee member of Moonshot Program at CAO Japan, member of Digital Transformation Committee, Japan Cultural Envoy, Theme Producer of EXPO2025. Yoichi has received numerous awards, including a World Technology Award in 2015, the Prix Ars Electronica 2016, an Honorary Mention, 2019 SXSW Creative Experience ARROW Awards, MIT Innovators Under 35 Japan and more. He explores the boundaries between images and materials, nature and computers, and freely crossing the boundaries of computer science, applied physics, and media arts.