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14th Museum of Osaka University Exhibition, "The 'Me' in my Brain and the 'Me' in Data" -- Mysterious Media Technology Shaking our Senses

2011-10-25 (Tue) - 2012-2-4 (Sat)

The Museum of Osaka University will hold the 14th Exhibition, "The 'Me' in my Brain and the 'Me' in Data" as a cooperative event for the 80th anniversary of the university's founding from Tuesday, October 25, 2011 through Saturday, February 4, 2012.

In this exhibition, based on research combining human sciences with information science in which Osaka University takes a lead, 10 hands-on exhibits as well as the brain of MINAKATA Kumagusu (1867-1941), the intellectual colossus, will be on display.

ANDO Hideyuki, associate professor at the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology has planned this exhibition. He held important exhibitions using the state-of-the-art visual and tactile technology at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation and Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo.

Through these hands-on exhibits, you will get the strange feeling that the "Me" you conceive of as yourself does not always match the "Me" as revealed through interfaces with media technology.

Venue: Machikaneyama Shugakukan, The Museum of Osaka University

Period: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - Saturday, February 4, 2012

Note: The museum is closed on Sundays and national holidays, and from Thursday, December 29 ~ Tuesday, January 3, 2012. However, the museum will be open on the national holiday of November 3 and on Sunday, November 6.

Hours: 10:30 a.m. ~ 5:00 p.m.

No fee is charged to persons participating in this lecture.

Exhibition-related events

Museum lectures

Registration is not necessary.

The doors open 30 minutes before each class starts.

Seating space at the venue: 60

  • Lecture 36: Saturday, November 12, 1:30 ~ 3:00 p.m., "Information Science Learned from Biology," MIYAHARA Hideo, Director, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, former President, Osaka University
  • Lecture 37: Saturday, November 19, 1:30 ~ 3:00 p.m., "The Brain Sees the World before I Know it," FUJITA Ichiro, Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University
  • Lecture 38: Saturday, November 26, 1:30 ~ 3:00 p.m., "Fluctuations Inspire the Brain," YANAGIDA Toshio, Specially appointed professor, Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University
  • Lecture 39: Saturday, January 14, 2012, 1:30 ~ 3:00 p.m., "Media Technology to Know the 'Me'," WATANABE Junji, research specialist, NTT Communication Science Laboratories
  • Lecture 40: Saturday, January 21, 2012, 1:30 ~ 3:00 p.m., "(Human Law + Physics Law) Divided by Two," FUJIKI Jun, Researcher, International Media Research Foundation

Workshops

Admission will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission tickets will be distributed at the door. An admission ticket cannot be received for someone else.

  • "Heart Picnic" -- A simple device will make your heart beat visible, audible, and tangible. You can recognize You as a life.
  • ANDO Hidoyuki, Associate professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University
  • SAKAKURA Kyosuke, Specially Appointed Lecturer, Global Security Research Institute, Keio University

Dates and times: Thursday, November 3 and Friday, November 4

There are 6 classes in all. (12 persons for each class)

  • 11:00 a.m. ~ 12:00 noon
  • 1:30 ~ 2:30 p.m.
  • 3:30 ~ 4:30 p.m.

Intended for: 4th graders and older

  • "Reading Trace" -- By watching differences in visibility of characters, you can feel fluctuation in your mind when reading.
  • MARUYA Kazushi, NTT Communication Science Laboratories
  • WATANABE Junji, NTT Communication Science Laboratories
  • ANDO Hidoyuki, Associate professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University

Date and times: Saturday, December 3

There are 2 classes in all. (8 persons per class)

  • 11:00 a.m. ~1:00 p.m.
  • 2:30 ~ 4:30 p.m.

Intended for: 4th graders and older

Sponsored by: The Museum of Osaka University, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology

In cooperation with: National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Graduate School of Medicine, Kaitokudo for the 21st Century

Date: 2011-10-25 (Tue) - 2012-2-4 (Sat)
Registration: Not necessary.
URL: http://www.museum.osaka-u.ac.jp/
Contact: Machikaneyama Shugakukan, The Museum of Osaka University

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