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Lab Café -- Intelligence and Sensitivity Network Series: Alternative Cafés -- Considering what Radiation is for us

2014-12-11 (Thu) 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

"Alternative Cafés" are public meetings in which we, primarily from the point of view of culture, take a new look at our lives, thinking about their meaning and shape. In this café, UTSUNOMIYA Yasushi, a music producer who has devoted himself to spreading knowledge about radiation and technology for detecting it by talking about his experience in checkups using radiation and by providing workshops on measuring radiation for the average person. This cafe will be a place for participants to consider what we should know, as scientific and technological literacy, about radiation.
Guest: UTSUNOMIYA Yasushi, musician radiation measurement propagator
Cafe masters:

  • IENARI Toshikatsu, Dot architects
  • KUBOTA Tetsu, Faculty Staff, CSCD, Osaka University
  • KAMISATO Tatsuhiro, Faculty Staff, CSCD, Osaka University

Supported by: Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Science and Technology Communication Promotion Project, Network Formation Type


    Admission starts 30 minutes before the scheduled start time.
    The program may be modified from what is noted here.

What is Art Area B1?

The concourse on the 1st basement of the Naniwabashi Station was set up as the Art Area B1 at the time of opening of the Keihan Electric Railway's Nakanoshima Line on October 19, 2008. Starting then, the project to make the station a center of artistic communication commenced.

What is Lab Café?

A major program instituted at Art Area B1 is the "Lab Café," designed and implemented by the Center for the Study of Communication-Design. The Lab Café is an interactive program in which participants have wide-ranging discussions on a variety of topics. The program aims to make the station a communication space in the arts and academia by taking up various themes in philosophy, art, science and technology and providing the general public with chances to be exposed to expertise on those topics.

Date: 2014-12-11 (Thu) 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sponsored: Art Area B1 (Osaka University, Dance Box, Keihan Electric Railway)
Venue: Art Area B1 (Concorse, 1st basement, Naniwabashi Station, Keihan Nakanoshima Line)
Registration: Not necessary.
Contact: Center for the Study of Communication Design (CSCD), Osaka University

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