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Lab Café -- Dementia Café Special: The Possibilities of Bodily Communication -- Dance and Robots

2015-3-8 (Sun) 14:00 - 16:30

When communicating with the elderly with dementia, there is a huge importance to the messages you exchange with your body.  We'll examine research results regarding opening the lines of communication with those with dementia through one of the oldest art forms, dance, and some of the newest technologies, robots. Let's discuss the possibilities of our bodies together.


FUJINAMI Tsutomu (Professor, Lifestyle Design Research Center, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
NISHIO Shuichi (Researcher, Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International)
JAREO Osamu (Choreographer, Dancer)
ASAO Takeshi (Professor, Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Nara Women's University)

Café Master

NISHIKAWA Masaru (Faculty Staff, CSCD, Osaka University)

KAKEN B (Research no.: 24300200) "Action Research Regarding Bodily Communication with Elderly with Dementia through Dance and Robots" Results

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 without notice from what is noted on this page.

What is Lab Café?

A major program instituted at Art Area B1, "Lab Café" is designed and implemented by the Center for the Study of Communication-Design. 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.

What is Art Area B1?

The concourse of the first basement of Naniwabashi Station was set up as Art Area B1 when the Keihan Electric Railway's Nakanoshima Line was opened on October 19, 2008. Since then, the project has aimed to make the station a center of artistic communication.

Date: 2015-3-8 (Sun) 14:00 - 16:30
Organizer: Art Area B1 (Osaka University, NPO Dance Box, Keihan Electric Railway)
Venue: Art Area B1 (Concourse, 1st basement, Naniwabashi Station, Keihan Nakanoshima Line)
Registration: No registration is needed.
Contact: Osaka University Communication Center (CSCD)

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