Naoko Tosa

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  • ISEA2008
    Naoko Tosa is an Japanese media artist and researcher. She received a Ph.D. in engineering for Art and Technology research from the University of Tokyo. She is professor at Kyoto University from 2005. She was Fellow at the MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS) 2002- 2004. She was a researcher at the ATR (Advanced Technology Research Labs) Media Integration & Communication Labs. 1995-2001. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art New York, the New York Metropolitan Art Museum, SIGGRAPH, ARS ELECTRONICA, the Long Beach Museum, and other locations worldwide. Her works are also part of the collections at the Japan Foundation, the American Film Association, the Japan Film Culture Center, The National Museum of Art, Osaka and the Toyama Prefecture Museum of Modern Art. In 1996, she received the best paper award from the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia.  In 1997, the L’Oreal Grand Prix for research combining art and science awarded her first prize. In 2000, she received prizes from the Interactive Art section in ARS Electronica, as well as a special grant from the agency for cultural affairs in Japan. She received a commission research contract from France Telecom R & D 2003-2005.

    ISEA 1997
    Naoko Tosa is a Director (Interactive Theater Project) in the ATR Media Integration & Communications Research Laboratories. She is also a Visiting Associate Professor in Kobe University, and a lecturer in the Dept. of Imaging Arts and Sciences, Mu.s.a.shino Art University. Her major research area is Art and Technology where she is working on the creation of Experimental Film, Video Art, computer graphics animation, and interactive arts. Her recent work includes the Neuro-Baby project, an autonomous computer agent with automatic facial expression and behavior syn­thesis that can respond to human voice by recognizing emotions and feelings. Her work was exhibited at Museum of Modern Art (New York), Metropolitan Art Museum, SIGGRAPH, Ars Electronica, Long Beach Museum, and other locations worldwide. Also, her works are collected at The Japan Foundation, American Film Association, Japan Film Culture Center, Nagoya Prefecture Modern Art Museum Japan, and other institutions in Japan.


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