Education Program

2/10(sat), 2/12(mon), 2/17(sat), 2/18(sun)
Hour: 10:30-12:30 / 14:00-16:00 (two-a-day)
Venue: SHIBUYA CULTURAL CENTER OWADA
Offering the chance to learn about creativity in the network society through the key concepts of “society,” “body,” and “media technology,” MeCAʼs education program is aimed at fourthgrade elementary school students and older. In addition to a special outreach workshop developed by leading Japanese media art center YCAM, students will also participate in programming and hardware hacking workshops.
Eye2Eye

[Reference Photo] Photo: Ryuichi Maruo (YCAM) / Photo Credit: Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]

[Reference Photo] Workshop by Lifepatch

[Reference Photo] Workshop by Lifepatch

Workshop 1: Eye2Eye
Sights of “sight”: The uncharted possibilities of the gaze
Operating a computer through eye movement

This workshop uses EyeWriter, an eye-gaze input technology for visualizing and sharing human eye movement. As is evident from such common expressions as “making eyes” or “the eyes are the window to the soul,” we consciously move our eyes and use the way we look at something or someone to convey what we are thinking. Moreover, many means of attracting and guiding our line of sight are concealed within everyday life. But how far can we communicate just by our eyes? And even when looking at the same thing, is it really the same for everyone? It is quite possible that we all focusing on different things. In this workshop, participants play a variety of games while visualizing what they are looking at. They share how they typically utilize their gaze or way of looking as well as what they are looking at. Through these activities, the workshop considers possibilities for sight and eye communication.
http://www.ycam.jp/en/events/2017/eye2eye/

Date & Time
February 10 (Sat), 2018 (two sessions per day)
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Open 10:00~) / 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Open 13:30~).
Lecturers
Kiyoshi Suganuma (Educator at the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]) [Japan], Daichi Yamaoka (Educator at the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]) [Japan]
Admission
Free(pre-registration required)
* Registration below
Capacity
8 persons each (intended participant= students from 4th grade of elementary school to 3rd grade of high school) (※Only companion can view)
Planning & Development
The Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media
Venue
SHIBUYA CULTURAL CENTER OWADA
23-21,Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0031
Workshop 2: Kotoba Shintai
Creating dance through language
Creating new movement out of discrepancies between language and image

This workshop uses technology developed by YCAM to discover aspects of the relationship between language (kotoba) and the body (shintai) that we are not normally conscious of in everyday life. What kind of movement do you imagine when you hear the word “elephant”? Dangling your arm and swinging it from side to side makes you think of what kind of words? In the workshop, participants move their bodies according to words and then think of words from their moving bodies. In addition, by inputting the matched physical movement and words into a computer, the workshop creates a database that can be used to combine movements and devise choreography. In this way, the workshop is an opportunity for participants to uncover examples of both differences of interpretation and things in common as well as the strange and the fun that are all emerge from linking language and physical movement.

Dates
February 12 (Mon), 2018 (two sessions per day)
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Open 10:00~) / 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Open 13:30~)
Lecturers
Kiyoshi Suganuma (Educator at the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]) [Japan], Daichi Yamaoka (Educator at the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]) [Japan]
Admission
Free(pre-registration required)
* Registration below
Capacity
8 persons each (intended participant= students from 4th grade of elementary school to 3rd grade of high school)(※Only companion can view)
Planning & Development
The Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media
Venue
SHIBUYA CULTURAL CENTER OWADA
23-21,Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0031
Registration
Please fill the application form from here. ※It will end as soon as the capacity reaches the maximum.