• 2019.08.23(Fri)—25(Sun)

    Workshop / Talk Session@日本科学未来館

    SuperFlyingTokyo Night Party@代官山UNIT

Organized by Rhizomatiks


Super Flying Tokyo 2019 is series of forum and event sessions where world-leading creators gather to explore augmentation of "driving force of innovative creativity" by imagining its near future of digital creative world from Tokyo.

We predict that possibilities for next generations of creativity will be assured by merging creative oriented mind and contents management at a higher level. But it is questionable if the environment and infrastructure for creation are fully provided. In other words, do awareness of the results of those creative challenges and the ripple effect of education prevail enough publically in the society? In the era of deformation and transition in any field, SFT 2019 will introduce various approaches from all over the world as model cases demonstrating specification of current problems, organization for problem-solving, collaboration, and crossover of styles. Creators find increasing importance of open environment of co-creation and sharing it publicly for realization of creativity and the bigger object of diverse society. The talk session of SFT 2019 will not only focus on those social topics from the context of art and creation but also discuss such themes as crossing of specialized researches relating science and advanced technologies and close relationships of businesses, industries, and urban planning together with opinions from specialists of each field to share current problems. Lets finds our next steps and share a bigger picture together.




Venue: 7F Innovation Hall, Miraikan

Workshop for Junior and senior high school students
by Kyle McDonald and Lauren McCarthy(USA)

This hands-on workshop will begin by introducing the basics of coding with p5.js, including drawing, animation, and interactivity. We will then cover computer vision techniques based on simple pixel processing and machine learning, with a focus on tracking bodies, faces and hands.

Instructor: Kyle McDonald, Lauren McCarthy *consecutive interpretation

*You are invited to the reception party with the instructors and Rhizomatiks staff after the workshop(18:00 - 20:00)



10:00 - 19:20

Venue: 7F Miraikan Hall, Miraikan

A day full of a various talk sessions and presentation by leading artists from all over the world.

10:00 - 12:00

"Behind the scene of Rhizomatiks production"

Guests: Rhizomatiks Engineers, Creative Coders (Daito Manabe, Motoi Ishibashi, Shintaro Kamijo, Yuya Hanai, Satoshi Horii, You Tanaka, Hideaki Tai、Momoko Nishimoto, Tomoaki Yanagisawa) *simultaneous interpretation

13:00 - 19:20

International Artist Presentation and Talk

Guests: 目[mé]Haruka Kojin+Kenji Minamigawa(JP), VT ProDesign(USA), Kyle McDonald(USA), Lauren McCarthy(USA), Ian Simon (Strangeloop Studios/USA), Pink;Money(HK& CHN), Kode9(UK), Nosaj Thing(USA), MIKIKO+Daito Manabe+Motoi Ishibashi(JP) *simultaneous interpretation

*You are invited to the reception party after the event. (19:30 - 21:00)



14:00 - 18:20

Venue: 7F Innovation Hall, Miraikan

14:00 - 15:20

PART 1 : Collaboration

Daito Manabe &MIKIKO, Kyle McDonald&Lauren McCarthy, Pink;Money
MC: Kazunao Abe (Curator, Professor of Tokyo Polytechnic University) *simultaneous interpretation

15:30 - 16:50

PART 2 : Global contents development and its challenges

Mika Takagi (Director, Media and Content Industry Division, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Japan), Ken Matsumoto (Managing Director, COOL JAPAN FUND, Investment Group), Hidenori Chiba (Rhizomatiks)
MC: Mariko Nishimura (HEART CATCH)

17:00 - 18:20

PART 3 : Urabanization and creativity

Keisuke Toyoda (noiz architects), Erika Nakagawa(Architect), Seiichi Saito (Rhizomatiks)
MC: Mariko Nishimura (HEART CATCH), Kazunao Abe (Curator, Professor of Tokyo Polytechnic University)

*You are invited to the meetup party after the event. (18:30 - 20:00)



OPEN / START 23:00(*Entrance is restricted to those above 20.)

Venue: UNIT

Performance : Nosaj Thing + Daito Manabe [Audio/Visual set], Kode9, Holodec, foodman, Saskiatokyo, OL Killer, Ichiro Yamaguchi

VJ: Rhizomatiks Research

SALOON DJ: Setsuya Kurotaki, MAA, Sakiko Osawa, shinichi mita, Nozomi Acid(Rhizomatiks)


  • Kyle McDonald

    Kyle McDonald is an artist working with code. He is a contributor to open source arts-engineering toolkits like openFrameworks, and builds tools that allow artists to use new algorithms in creative ways. He has a habit of sharing ideas and projects in public before they're completed. He creatively subverts networked communication and computation, explores glitch and systemic bias, and extends these concepts to reversal of everything from identity to relationships. Kyle has been an adjunct professor at NYU's ITP, and a member of F.A.T. Lab, community manager for openFrameworks, and artist in residence at STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon, as well as YCAM in Japan. His work is commissioned by and shown at exhibitions and festivals around the world, including: NTT ICC, Ars Electronica, Sonar/OFFF, Eyebeam, Anyang Public Art Project, Cinekid. He frequently leads workshops exploring computer vision and interaction.


  • Lauren McCarthy

    Lauren McCarthy is an LA-based artist whose work examines how issues of surveillance, automation, and networks affect our social relationships. She is the creator of p5.js, an open source platform for learning creative expression through code online. Lauren's work has been exhibited internationally, at places such as The Barbican Centre, Ars Electronica, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Haus der elektronischen Künste, SIGGRAPH, Onassis Cultural Center, IDFA DocLab, Science Gallery Dublin, Seoul Museum of Art. She has received numerous honors including a Creative Capital Award, Sundance Fellowship, Eyebeam Residency, and grants from Knight Foundation, Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Rhizome, Lauren is an Assistant Professor at UCLA Design Media Arts.


  • Kode 9

    Kode9 aka Steve Goodman is a DJ, electronic music, sound artist and writer. His early DJ sets and radio shows helped spread the South London sound internationally in the 2000s and his sets now weave together an unpredictable, bass heavy mix drawing musically from further afield.
    Originally from Glasgow, but based in South London, he runs the record label Hyperdub. He has released 3 albums: Memories of the Future (2006) and Black Sun (2012) with the Spaceape, and the solo album Nothing (2015). He has released 4 DJ Mix compilations, the recently mixed FABRIC 100 with Burial (2018), Rinse 22 (2013), DJ Kicks (2010) and Dubstep Allstars Vol.3 (2006). He recently released 4 remixes of pioneering Japanese video game music as part of the Diggin in the Carts project.
    For 5years, he hosted the weekly Fwd>> show on Rinse FM from 2003-2009 and co-hosted the Hyperdub show with Scratcha DVA until 2016. He was one of the rotating DJs at DMZ and Fwd>>, the seminal early dubstep club nights in London. He now co-runs the monthly experimental club nights Ø at Corsica Studios in South London.
    In 2010 his book Sonic Warfare: sound, affect and the ecology of fear was published on MIT Press and in 2019 he co-edited and contributed to the anthology, AUDINT - Unsound: Undead on Urbanomic Press. As a sound artist he has exhibited work worldwide including at Tate Modern and the Barbican Centre in London.


  • 目[mé]Haruka Kojin+Kenji Minamigawa

    Photo : Takahiro Tsushima

    Mé is a collaborative team project with three core members, artist Haruka Kojin, director Kenji Minamigawa, and production manager Hirofumi Masui. Mé works on the realization of artworks that manipulate perceptions of the physical world. Their presentations provoke awareness of the inherent unreliability and uncertainty in the world around us.


  • VT ProDesign

    Michael Fullman: Executive Creative Director, VT Pro Design

    Michael is from Portland Oregon, but has called Los Angeles home for the last 13 years. Originally a lighting designer but quickly became overwhelmed with all of the different possibilities in storytelling with technology. Working with Content, lighting, robotics, lasers, and custom technology development, Michael works to create user experiences that blend technology into narratives.

    Michael has been working in live production since he was 13. With VT Pro he has worked all over the world in some of the craziest environments, exploring and delivering interactive user experiences. Recently, and always, he has been drawn to industrial robots and how they take on personality.

    As the Creative Director of VT Pro Design, Michael works with an amazingly talented team of engineers, programmers, designers, and technologists, to pursue passion in inspiration and connecting audiences to narratives through the use of multiple toolsets and a collaborative process of discovery and play.


  • Ian Simon (Strangeloop Studios)

    Ian Simon is an audio-visual designer from Los Angeles, CA. Simon has toured with many artists in the concert world as a video designer and live visual operator, including providing the backdrop for rapper Kendrick Lamar since 2013. In 2015, Simon co-founded Strangeloop Studios with fellow fractal enthusiast David Wexler, with the goal of creating meaningful visual experiences for music and new media. Together they have designed visual shows for The Weeknd, Flying Lotus, David Gilmour, and more. Simon is also an advisor for the virtual concert platform WaveXR.

    BA, Anthropology & Jazz Studies, Columbia University, 2012


  • Pink;Money

    pink;money is a creative new media art team founded by new media artist/programmer You Long and graphic designer/experimental film director Shen Qi. The duo holds a shared interest and expertise in fields including generative design, human-computer interaction, audiovisual art, interactive installations, parametric design, animation design, experimental noise art, and more. pink;money is active in Hong Kong and Mainland China, participating in a number of audio and video art performances and new media art exhibitions. Its mission is to express new forces of the understanding of chaos and order. Recent projects and collaborations include Sonar Hong Kong;《宫里过⼤年》at The Forbidden City;Kinetic Echo at CBA Qingdao;Time Maze at Min Sheng Art Museum;Antipodes at The Goethe-Institut 30th anniversary;Xcelerator at Times Art Museum in Beijing; .zip at Today Art Museum in Beijing / 3LD in New York / Chengdu . pink;money is currently signed to Modern Sky’s MVM label.


  • Nosaj Thing

    Nosaj Thing is an electronic musician and DJ from Los Angeles, California, US. He is highly involved in the hip-hop scene and has produced tracks for rappers, including Kendrick Lamar, Chance The Rapper and Kid Cudi. Through his involvement and support of the LA underground beat scene, and weekly club night Low End Theory, Nosaj Thing’s fan base broadened and expanded his talents into other music genres -- producing remixes and working with the likes of Radiohead, Flying Lotus, The xx, Beck, Toro Y Moi, and more.

    Four full albums have been released so far: “Drift” (2009), “Home” (2012), “Fated” (2015) and “Parallels” (2017).

    His signature cinematic soundscapes received press quotes, such as:
    "A luscious, elegant, electronic work" - Los Angeles Times
    "Hip-hop instrumentals and electronic sketches; pristine and prim" - FACT
    "Gorgeously haunted" - Pitchfork

    He’s played for many world-renowned music festivals as well, including Sonar and Coachella, of which he played as one of the main stages’ headliner. He’s also toured with James Blake, Prefuse 73 and Modeselektor over the past few years. Currently working with Toro Y Moi as the duo project named Laff-Trax and having some festival shows in 2019.

    He also founded own music label named Timetable. Released an complication album in June 2019 “Timetable Vol.2”. The label: Timetable is also having residency at NTS Radio show (via LA).



    MIKIKO, a stage designer/choreographer, has taken an artistic direction and choreographed for almost fifty worldfamous Japanese artists like Perfume, BABYMETAL, Ringo Shiina and more. She has won many awards in the field of performing arts, and her choreography has been widely appreciated in the Japanese Pop scene. It is safe to say that MIKIKO is one of the greatest choreographers in Japan.


  • Keisuke Toyoda

    Keisuke Toyoda
    Co-founder, Partner
    noiz, gluon

    Keisuke Toyoda is co-founder and partner of noiz, a Tokyo-based firm that is at the forefront of computational design and algorithmic design in Asia.

    Mr. Toyoda holds a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Tokyo. He worked in Tadao Ando Architect and Associates for four years before completing Columbia University GSAPP (MS in AAD). He subsequently worked for SHoP Architects in New York for several years before returning to Tokyo to set up noiz with his partner Jia-Shuan Tsai in 2007. Taipei office was set up in 2009. Kosuke Sakai has joined in the office as a new partner from 2016.
    In 2017 he started Gluon Inc., a consulting firm that applies technologies with architecture to urban development by generating innovations in a broader variety of fields.
    He is serving as an adjunct professor at Tokyo University of the Arts Art Media Center (2011-), and Keio University Faculty of Environment and Information Studies (2015-),The Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences [IAMAS] (2018-)


  • Erika Nakagawa

    1983 Born in Tokyo, Japan
    2005 Graduated from Yokohama National University
    2007 Completed the Master Course, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
    2007-2014 Worked at ON Design Partners
    2014 Established Erika Nakagawa Office
    Current Adjunct Lecture at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Yokohama National University, Hosei University, Shibaura Institute of Technology and Nihon University.


  • Mariko Nishimura

    Graduated from International Christian University, Mariko Nishimura started her career as an IT engineer at IBM Japan. After her career at Adobe Systems as a field marketing manager and Bascule Inc. as a producer, she founded HEART CATCH Inc. in 2014. As a producer who connects business, creative and technologies beyond borders, she starts not only projects of the own company but a various projects ranging from start-up, another companies, and government projects.

    J-Startup supporters, Art Thinking Improbable Workshop Executive Producer, a committee for METI Study Group for Creativity for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, an Adjunct Professor at Musashino Art University.




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