Tetsu Kondo

Biography Tetsu Kondo

Tetsu Kondo is media designer, artist, musician, programmer and educator. His varied works cover interactive design, digital advertisement, software development, live audio and visual programming, and art installations. He also creates and plays original musical instruments. He graduated New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at the Tisch School of Arts, where he was also a Resident Researcher. He performed and presented his work internationally including at FILE Hipersonica in Sao Paulo, Eyebeam in NYC, Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC) and CENART Centro Multimedia Center in Mexico City and Inter Communication Center (ICC) in Tokyo. He is currently assistant professor at the Faculty of Arts, Department of Interactive Media, Tokyo Polytechnic University. More information can be found at his website.

Engaging Encounter

The encounter took place on Wednesday May 20, 2015 at the Department of Interactive Media, Tokyo Polytechnic University, Japan.

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Slowly but certainly moving towards 100

Continuing this project next to my regular work (since my sabbatical ended almost a year ago) is quite a challenge, and especially updating the website. Since the summer holidays started, I now have a bit more time to address my adventures the last half year. In 2016, I had 12 encounters up till now. in 2016.

12 new encounters 2016

At the top row, you see three encounters I had with designers in practice (from left to right: Afdeling Buitengewone Zaken, Less or More and Onmi) about their approaches and visions on design and design research. Moreover, I had the opportunity to have five inspiring encounters with researchers who were visiting the Computer Human Interaction conference in San Jose, CA, USA (from the 2nd row on the left to the right and downwards: George Khut, Dag Svaenas, Gerrit van der Veer, John Zimmerman and Marko Teras) about the direction HCI and design research is taking, and how this relates to social, cultural, philosophical, technological and economical developments in our society. Moreover, Pierre Lévy and I had the pleasure to have an encounter with Veronique Hillen, Dean of Paris d.school, on design thinking and design education (3rd row on the right). I met Gbolagade Ayoola, professor emeritus of Agricultural Economics and Policy and founder and president of Farm & Infrastructure Foundation, in Eindhoven and we discussed amongst other things  the differences between Nigeria and Europe e.g. regarding the role of policy and technology to offer people equal rights. In August, I had a meeting with Maarten Konigs & Hans Robertus from the Holland Branding Group (4th row in the middle) to discuss participatory processes to explore the identity and branding of groups and neighbourhoods to offer people a frame and source of inspiration to act upon. Finally, I explored with Roel Freeke, the director of Necker van Naem, about the role of data, tools and social interaction to support governance and democracy processes. So the counter has reached 79.

 

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