Platform for new media and digital culture in AsiaMeCA l Media Culture in Asia: A Transnational Platform

In our world today, where the nature of the individual, our relationships with others, and our means of sharing ideas and technology continue to change as the information society advances, what vision of the future can digital creativity offer? Aspiring to cultivate and disseminate the culture and art of the digital age, the Japan Foundation Asia Center and TodaysArt JAPAN / AACTOKYO present Media Culture in Asia: A Transnational Platform (MeCA), a comprehensive showcase of new media and digital culture in Asia, running from February 9th to February 18th, 2018.

MeCA focuses on the rapidly developing creative scene in Asia, encouraging exchange and partnerships within the emerging generation of talent in the region through an art exhibition, music program, workshops, talks, and an international symposium. As the first fully comprehensive event of its kind in Japan to examine digital creativity through the frameworks of art, music, and education, it will take place in Harajuku, Omotesando, and Shibuya areas with established reputations as birthplaces for exciting new culture and produce a platform firmly rooted in the global scene.

As we draw closer to the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, global attention on Tokyo will increase, fostering both new international networks as well as more opportunities for exchange and participation in ways that transcend the divisions that exist between the occupations and fields of artist and researcher.

OMOTESANDO HILLS SPACE O, Laforet Museum Harajuku, Red Bull Studios Tokyo, WWW, WWWX etc.
The Japan Foundation Asia Center, TodaysArt JAPAN / AACTOKYO
Special Cooperations
OMOTESANDO HILLS, Laforet Harajuku, Digital Choc/Institut français du Japon - Tokyo
Warehouse TERRADA, Excite Japan Co., Ltd. , JEPLAN, INC.
Ricoh Co., Ltd., Goethe-Institut Tokyo, Shibuya City Tourism Association Inc., Fostex, Peatix, Studio Haru Co.,Ltd., DASSAI
Media Partners
J-WAVE, The Asahi Shimbun, PR TIMES
Arts Council Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, U.S. Embassy, Tokyo
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Shibuya City