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Naoko Tosa

Professor, Media Artist, Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, Kyoto University

Naoko Tosa

Naoko Tosa
Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies,
Kyoto University

Naoko Tosa is Japanese media artist and Professor. She received aPh.D. in engineering for Art and Technology research from theUniversity of Tokyo. She is professor at Kyoto University from 2005.She was Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Centerfor Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS) 2002-2004. She was a researcher atthe ATR (Advanced Technology Research Labs) Media Integration & Communication Lab. 1995-2001. Her work has been exhibited at theMuseum of Modern Art New York, the NewYork Metropolitan Art Museum,ACM SIGGRAPH, ARS ELECTRONICA, the Long Beach Museum, InternationalBerlin Film Festival New media Division and other locationsworldwide. Her works are also part of the collections at the Japan Foundation, the American Film Association, the Japan Film CultureCenter, The National Museum of Art, Osaka and the Toyama PrefectureMuseum of Modern Art. In 1996, she received the best paper award fromthe IEEE International Conference on Multimedia. In 1997, theL’Oreal Grand Prix for research combining art and science awarded her Firstprize. In 2000, she received prizes from the Interactive Art sectionin ARS Electronica, as well as a 2nd Prize for Nabi DigitalStorytelling Competition of Intangible Heritage, Organized by UNESCO2004. She received a research funding from the agency for culturalaffairs in Japan 2000, from Japan Science and Technology Agency2001-2004, from France Telecom R & D 2003-2005, from one of thebiggest game company, Taito Corp. (they built “Space Invaders”)2005-2008, from the National Institute of Information andCommunications Technology (NICT) 2005-2008.

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