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KATSUMOTO Yuichiro

Electric play equipment [Japan]

© Yuichiro Katsumoto, imgl / Keio Media Design

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KATSUMOTO Yuichiro

Japan

Born in Gifu, 1981. Currently, he studies at the Masahiko INAKAGE lab in SFC of Keio University (imgl/Keio Media Design). Being frightened by the hanging advertisements of weekly magazines in the train, he lives everyday life seeking a new entertainment.

( 2006 )

Award Reason

The whole room of the examining meeting was filled with an explosion of laughter at this work. Furthermore, the laughter came out virtually simultaneously. Basically, everyone burst into laughter at the moment we understood what the creator meant. This clarity is very important in the world of entertainment. Another amusing point is that he uses “something which you can find anywhere.” Cognitive psychology. Affordance. It does not matter what name you call it, but the plastic umbrella exists beautifully there as a “sword”. To change the recognition. This is not by any means as easy as it seems.

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