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Excellence Award project

MAEDA John (Idea Planner / Program Designer / Advisor)

Web [Japan]

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Born in Seattle, U.S.A. on 1966. 1989 Graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)with a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. 1990 Chief Researcher of the International Media Research Foundation. 1995 Graduated from the Arts Research Program of the Tsukuba University Graduate School with a PH.D. in design. He has received many awards for his works in both digital and printed media. He has established himself as a foremost person in the integration of graphic design and computer technology.

( 1998 )

Award Reason

Most works fail to take advantage of the strengths of interactive media. Viewers and players are only able to participate in them passively. This work, by contrast, is based on an elegant concept that brings full interactivity to the world created by the artist. The simple one-line drawings are easy for anyone to understand, and the project combines both the active pleasure of creating your own abstract art with the passive pleasure of viewing the works of others. The result is a world that seems to be bound together by this single thread that the artist has spun.

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