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Excellence Award

atMOS -Self Packaging Movie-

atMOS Project

Attraction [Japan]

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KOTABE Takumi

Japan

Leader of the atMOS Project.
atMOS began in 2002 as a group within Inakage Masahiko Research Center, Keio University Graduate School (imagl), to conduct a research study on location based entertainment. The representative is Takumi Kotabe (System Direction), a second year MA student of policy/media research department of Keio University Graduate School. The main members are Mr. Tokuhisa (Interface Design/Visual Effect), also a second year MA student in the same department as the representative; and, Mr. Katsuro (Sound Programming), an alumnus of Keio University. Their award winning work was selected by the 2003 SIGGRAPH Emerging Technologies. The members work in their own specialized field in producing films, music and installations.

( 2003 )

Award Reason

Communication via mobile phone and dancing at a club are daily events for most young people at present. The reason why they enjoy such popularity probably lies in their convenience and ease as a means to communicate with other people and express themselves. This work fuses these features into one at a higher level. It is a hands-on type of attraction via dancing, and the movie created by a user could also be transmitted via mobile phone. By combining personal self-expression and communication based on it, this work enables them to go beyond the characteristics of each behavior and suggests the unprecedented potential for entertainment.

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