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Excellence Award

Contact Water


Installation [Japan]

© 2000,2001 CANON INC.




Born in 1969 in Kyoto, Japan. Completed the Art and Media Lab course at IAMAS (International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences, Gifu). Murakami's works have been shown at the electropti Alternative Future exhibition (Aoyama Spiral Garden, 2000) and SIGGRAPH 2001.

( 2001 )

Award Reason

Put on a pair of goggles and suddenly there's a dolphin or a fish swimming in the puddle of water on your hand. Take aim and let your dolphin jump into someone else's hand. "Contact Water" fuses real world scenes with virtual reality to create a fascinating and astonishing experience. This collaborative effort with researchers in MR (mixed reality) technology combines Murakami's creative imagination with the latest technical advances in the field.

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