Media art is a general term for artistic expression that utilizes new technologies. In our laboratory, we are especially investigating art expression based on bio-hybrid technology and the use of computer graphics to communicate research content in an easy-to-understand manner.

Bio art Exhibition “ELEGANT CELL a small laboratory of cells and biomaterials”

In collaboration with Takeuchi Lab and Yamanaka Lab of the Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo, we held an exhibition of media art to explore the possibilities of new creative expression using cells and biomaterials. The gallery was presented as a small laboratory, with sculptures made from cells and biomaterials, and newly designed laboratory equipment. Participants were able to experience a new form of art through the fusion of bioengineering and design.

The above media art was also exhibited at the 70th anniversary exhibition of the Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, “POTENTIALITIES: Exhibition for a possible future”, as a prototype of new research expressed through the combination of bio-hybrid technology and design.