Saving YourSelf!!! 拯救自己！！！
About the Event 关于活动
Whether our behavior is controlled by our own will or by other’s is a basic philosophic issue that defines identity achievement. Today, we are bombarded by massive information, and intentionally or not, we are influenced by what we see on TV and in advertisements to make decisions and take actions. In other words, technologies available in the modern society could influence and even sometimes control how we behave in a stealthy manner. In this case, could we claim that our thoughts and behavior are truly determined by ourselves?
This question has led NTT DOCOMO, a mobile phone operator in Japan, and Osaka University to initiate a project “Saving YourSelf!!!”. The project concretizes the connection between the internal world and the external world to help us gain a better understanding of how difficult it is to make decisions on our own will in the modern society. We are honored to invite Hideyuki Ando, an associate professor at the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University, to share the details and highlights of the project “Saving YourSelf!!!”.
About the Speaker 关于讲者
Hideyuki Ando is an associate professor at the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University. He has made extensive studies on human illusion-based interfaces, related to virtual reality, sensation, consciousness and motion, as well as bionics. His belief that his studies and artistic presentation of technologies are beneficial to society showed him the path of creation in the first place. In 2008, he was awarded Excellence Prize at the Media Arts Festival by Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs. In 2009 and 2011, he received Honorary Mention (interactive art) two times from Ars Electronica, an Austrian cultural, educational and scientific institute.