Twenty-four years ago, Keio University created the Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC) to break the stalemate that universities faced due to excessive compartmentalization. Through project-based practical research, online lectures, multilanguage education, AO and September admissions, SFC has presented the shape of pioneering university education. However, a quarter of a century has passed, and many of our innovations are now becoming commonplace. The information infrastructure and comprehensive approach to problem-solving that make up our underlying foundation are no longer unique. In addition, in this day and age with the rapid proliferation of free online university lectures, such as MOOC and iTunes U, we can say that the University has come to a crossroads.
It is at such a time that we have chosen "PROTO-UNIVERSITY" as this year’s theme for ORF. PROTO connotes an undifferentiated primitive state before compartmentalization for an optimized structure begins. PROTO-CELL is said to be the first life form on earth, and PROTO-SCIENCE points to an innovative theory that is yet to be proven scientifically but has the potential to shake the world view. With this year's ORF theme, PROTO-UNIVERSITY, we set out to consider the shape of universities of the future by starting at the primitive state of possibility to evolve into any form, similar to an immature fetus in a mother's body.
We have taken on new challenges in the format of this year's ORF. In addition to the usual exhibits and sessions, we have newly added workshops and satellite events. The workshops have developed from "looking" and "listening" to levels that interpose the body - "creating" and "experiencing." Satellite events allow us to overcome factors of location and concurrence of research presentations. In addition, we have expanded the previously two-day ORF period to a full week, and research presentations will take place in the context of ORF WEEK.
Through such a diverse and multidimensional new ORF, we hope to explore with you the vision for what a university should be from its fetal stage. Beyond that, I feel that we may be able to catch a glimpse of a new form of the world, or a PROTO-UNIVERSE.
ORF2014 Chair of Executive Committee
Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
(Mon) 17th November - (Sat) 22nd November 2014
- Satellite Event: (Mon) 17th - (Thu) 20th
SuperDeluxe and Fields around Tokyo
- Main Event: (Fri) 21st, (Sat) 22nd
Tokyo Midtown Hall B1F, nicofarre
During the ORF WEEK, we will hold 7 satellite events. In addition, for 2 days of the main event, we will hold more than 150 exhibitions of research results, 40 talk sessions with invited controversialists from the business community and government, and workshops that visitors themselves could “create” and “experience” and so on.
- Tokyo Midtown [Exhibition/Workshop/Session] 10:00-20:00 (9:30 Open)
- nicofarre [Session] 13:00-21:00 (12:30 Open)
- Tokyo Midtown [Exhibition/Workshop] 10:00-18:00 (9:30 Open)
[Session] 10:00-19:30 (9:30 Open)
- nicofarre [Session] 10:00-19:30 (9:30 Open)）
Keio Research Institute at SFC
Free, pre-registration NOT required except for some events
ORF Office of Keio Research Institute at SFC
Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Computational Designer / Engineer. Completed the doctoral program at the Keio University Graduate School of Media and Governance in 2002. Doctor of Media and Governance. After working at Lattice Technology Co., Ltd. and freelance, joined Keio University in 2007 as an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies. Became a Professor in the same faculty in 2014.
Research concept is to visualize/sonificate/materialize the normally un-perceivable aspect of nature, such as equilibrium and circulation, by making use of physical simulation, smart materials, and robotics. Currently, primary interest is the aesthetic interpretation of fluid dynamics (wind, cloud, and water).
Major work: Learning Design Language (Keio University Press, 2009).
Major projects include: "Blob Motility" Japan Media Arts Festival Jury Selection (2010), Ars Electronica Center, Permanent Exhibition (2011–2015); "INFOTUBE" Nikkei Architecture Digital Design Competition, Grand Prix (1999), MMCA Multimedia Grand Prix, Network Division, Information Design Award (2000); "CT-City Tomography" Japan Media Arts Festival Jury Selection (2001); "Fabcell" ACM SIGGRAPH Emerging Technologies (2006).
Keio Research Institute at SFC /
Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Born 1954. Completed the master's program at the Keio University Graduate School of Engineering in 1978 and joined NTT Corp. the same year. Was involved in the practical application of image communication systems, research in interface design and wearable systems, development of broadband services and terminals, and development of R&D strategies. Before taking his current position in 2007, acted as director of the NTT Cyber Solutions Laboratories.
Doctor of Engineering. Specializes in communications service, human centered design, network society theory, and mobility systems. Major works include Tsunagari Shinkaron (Chuokoron-Shinsha, Inc.), Dejitaru na Seikatsu (NTT Publishing Co., Ltd.).
Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Born 1947 in Tokyo. Specializes in lifestyle theory and social survey. Realized a new methodology in 1984 with a gamebook style survey "Sugao Nante Naino." In 2000, actualized an internet survey "iMap," and has continuously introduced revolutionary and socially experimental methods of social surveying. Following, developed a soft-structured approach, and is working with young researchers in exploring, intensely but enjoyably, how to quantitatively interpret social and cultural phenomena using big data on the internet.
Vice Chair of Executive Committee:
Faculty of Environment and Information Studies (ORF Director: Network Construction)
Completed doctoral program at Keio University Graduate School of Media and Governance in March 2003. Doctor of Media and Governance.
Following an appointment as a Project Faculty Member at the same university, has been an Associate Professor, Keio University Faculty of Environment and Information Studies since 2013.
Conducts research of system software such as ubiquitous systems, middleware systems, and dependable systems. In addition, conducts research, including applied research, in a wide variety of fields such as sensing for smart cities, returning information flow to citizens, web mining, and lifelogging.
Faculty of Policy Management (ORF Director: Workshops)
Doctor of Media and Governance. Fields of expertise are pattern language, system theory, and techniques of creation. Works on research and practical use of the pattern language method of thought, originally proposed in the architectural field and popularized in the software field, so that it can be applied to various human activities of creation.
Took present post following research as a visiting scholar at MIT Sloan School of Management, Center for Collective Intelligence, and such. Edited and co-written works include Introduction to Complex Systems: An Adventure to the Frontier of Knowledge (NTT Publishing Co., Ltd., 1998), Social Systems Theory (Keio University Press, 2011), Presentation Patterns: Sozo wo Yuhatsu suru Hyogen no Hinto (Keio University Press, 2013; awarded 2013 Good Design Award), Pattern Language: Sozoteki na Mirai wo Tsukurutame no Gengo (Keio University Press 2013). In 2012 acted as commentator on "How to Convey Ideas" on NHK Educational TV's "Super Presentation" program.
Faculty of Policy Management (ORF Director: Future Policy Contest)
Born 1975 in Nara Prefecture. Graduated Keio University Faculty of Environment and Information Studies in 1998. Completed the master's program at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (MPA) in 2005. Completed doctoral program at the Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (Ph.D.) in 2010.
At the Bank of Japan's Financial Markets Department, and the Research and Statistics Department, was involved with research and analysis of real economy and international finance. At the World Bank's Europe and Central Asia Department, was responsible for economic analysis of the labor market, education, etc. At the Tohoku University Graduate School of Arts and Letters Global COE Program "Center for the Study of Social Stratification and Inequality," along with researchers from the world over, was involved in the economic analysis of international migration.
Faculty of Environment and Information Studies (ORF Director: Exhibition and Space Design)
Born 1974. Architect, Principal of studio000. Graduated Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering at the Tokyo University of Science in 1998. Established 000studio in 1999. In 2009–11, was a Visiting Scholar, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University (Selected for the Overseas Study Program for Artists provided by the Japan Agency for Cultural Affairs). Has been an Assistant Professor, Keio University Faculty of Environment and Information Studies since 2012.
Exploration of the (Im)Possibilities of Architectural Calculation. Research and practical use of algorithmic design. Co-authored books include Design of Design (INAX, 2011), and translated books include Algorithmic Architecture (Shokokusha Publishing Co., Ltd., 2010).
Faculty of Environment and Information Studies (ORF Director: Preliminary Session)
Born 1979 in Tokyo. Design Researcher. Studied and earned a Ph.D. in fashion design at the Royal College of Art in London. Has been an Assistant Professor in the Keio University Faculty of Environment and Information Studies since 2012.
At SFC, critically examines the relationship between design and society, and is involved in planning and implementing numerous projects that bridge the two. Committee member of DESIGNEAST, involved in activities to spread and realize practical use of inclusive design for social inclusion, FabLab Japan network, co‑editor‑in‑chief of fashion criticism magazine vanitas with Hiroshi Ashida, co-authored books include x-DESIGN, Fab ni Naniga Kano ka, Inclusive Design, Real Anonymous Design, and fashion design for living.
Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care (ORF Director: Coordination with Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care)
Graduated Keio University School of Medicine in 1985. DrMedSci. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. After working as a resident at the Keio University Hospital, became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Keio Hospital in 1993. In 2001, became an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care at Keio University, and a Professor in 2005 in the same faculty.
Research areas include plastic and reconstructive surgery, advanced medical technologies, computer aided surgery, surgery simulation utilizing computer stereolithography (organ models generated by 3D printer), laser medicine, etc.
Director, Japan Society for Simulation Surgery. Secretary, Japanese Society for Medical Virtual Reality. Deputy Director, Amaki Clinic, Keiryokukai Medical Association.
In 1995, awarded the Research Award of the Tokyo Medical Association for "Computer-aided surgery in plastic and reconstructive surgery using laser lithography models and virtual reality technique."
Project Senior Assistant Professor,
Graduate School of Media and Governance
After starting a venture business with a foreign PR firm, entered the master's program at the Keio University Graduate School of Media and Governance.
After graduating, worked as a Project Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Media and Governance.
Currently collaborating with government-private collaboration in infrastructure export, a growth strategy implemented by the Japanese government. Has activity bases mainly in ASEAN countries. Currently applying the design concept of autonomous distributed coordination, learned while at SFC, to build infrastructures in ASEAN countries.
The largest recent design project was incorporating IP and data disclosure for consumers into the smart meter infrastructure, which will be the essence for rebuilding Japan's electricity infrastructure.
Presently, facing new design challenges in establishing a new mobile communications industry that can be implemented even in depopulated areas, and realizing specifications standardization of electronic goods such as electric vehicles and air conditioners.
In addition, as life work, involved in government-citizen collaboration for the legalization of distance learning for high school and lower in Japan.
Senior Research Scientist,
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Senior Research Scientist, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology. Chairman of Executive Committee, NicoNicoGakkai β. Media Artist.
Earned an M.A. from Keio University Graduate School of Media and Governance in 1997. Earned a Ph.D. from The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Information Science and Technology in 2010. Doctor of Information Science and Technology.
Won the Grand Prix of Prix Ars Electronica (as part of the sensorium team) in 1997. In 2001, participated in the production of a physical model of the Internet "A Hands-on Model of the Internet" at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan). In 2011, founded NicoNicoGakkai β. NicoNicoGakkai β was widely lauded, receiving the Good Design Award in 2012 and Prix Ars Electronica in 2013. Continues to research "Service structuring and operation through user participation" at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology. Published books include Patterns, Wiki, and XP: The Timeless Way of Creation, I Studied NicoNicoGakkai Beta, and Shinka Suru Akademia.