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Israel Week @UTokyo Komaba Research Campus - Online Symposium #3 “SCIENCE inspires DESIGN inspires SCIENCE: Mechanism of Emergence”

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Date and Time March 3, 2021 16:00 - 18:00

Zoom meeting (URL will be sent to registered participants)

Entrance Fee No charge. Advance registration required
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Division of Religion and Global Security (Ikeuchi Laboratory) of RCAST, the University of Tokyo, office@me.rcast.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Updated: March 1, 2021

Crosstalk between science and design has brought tremendous benefits to human society in innovative ways. At this symposium, the distinguished speakers from Israel share their inspiring projects which blend science, art and design. What kind of culture, spirit, and systems have helped Israel become a technology startup nation? Let’s learn about the structure of Israeli society and academic systems, where many innovative ideas are born every day from the perspective of science and design.

Israel Week @UTokyo Komaba Research Campus
Online International Symposium #3
“SCIENCE inspires DESIGN inspires SCIENCE: Mechanism of Emergence”

3& 4D Printing: The Next Manufacturing Revolution
Shlomo Magdassi, Professor, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Science and Technology as Materials in Art
Liat Segal, Artist

Soundscape Design for Future Elder Homes
Marine Zorea, Kyoto Institute of Technology

Designing Near-Future Interaction in Autonomous Public Transportation
Guy Blander & Naomi Slaney, Bezalel Art and Design Academy, Jerusalem

Moderator / Organizers
Yukiko Matsunaga, Associate Professor, Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), The University of Tokyo

Romi Mikulinsky PhD, Head of the Master of Design (MDes) program in Industrial Design, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem

Miles Pennington, Professor, Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), The University of Tokyo

Yuri Klevanov, Research Associate, DLX Design Lab, Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), The University of Tokyo

Kentaro Honma, Associate Professor, Mathematical Engineering of Spatial Design, Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), The University of Tokyo

About the Speakers

Shlomo Magdassi
Shlomo Magdassi is a professor at the Institute of Chemistry of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the Director of the Center for Functional and 3D Printing and holds the Enrique Berman Chair in solar energy. His research focuses on materials and their applications in functional inks such as printed electronics, 2D, 3D, and 4D printing. He is the author of over 300 publications, and he is the editor of 4 books. He also has more than 80 inventions and in addition to basic scientific research, he conducts industrial R&D projects with various companies, such as in solar energy, cosmetics, pharmaceutics, digital printing, and printed electronics. Based on his inventions, many commercial activities evolved, which led to various licensing agreements, worldwide sales, and establishing new start-up companies

Liat Segal
Liat Segal is a contemporary media artist, fusing together art, science, and technology. Liat holds an M.Sc in Bioinformatics and Machine Learning from Tel Aviv University and an M.Sc in Decision Analysis from Minerva Schools KGI, San Francisco. Her artworks have been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide, including the Israel Museum, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, Museum für Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt, Gwangju Cultural Foundation South Korea, and Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art. Liat is the recipient of the Minister of Culture and Sports Award for Plastic Arts, 2019, Israel.

Marine Zorea
Marine Zorea graduated with a psychology BA from Tel Aviv University. She earned her MSc in product design at Kyoto Institute of Technology. She worked in Japan with companies as Panasonic, CHANEL, All Nippon Airways, and design consultancy soft device Inc., and showed her work in Japan and abroad. She is currently researching sonic and haptic interaction design for the future home as part of her PhD studies at Kyoto Institute of Technology. Her creative process begins in an encounter with the human, their everyday habits, contextual behaviors, and physical and social environment. Through understanding humans’ shared needs and perceptual patterns, along with an inquiry into their subjective experience and the randomness of reality, she initiates participatory design processes to create with people intelligent objects that exist symbiotically and sustainably in the world.

Guy Blander
Guy Blander is a UX designer and lecturer at the master program, Bezalel Art and Design Academy, Jerusalem.

Naomi Slaney
Naomi Slaney is an artist and creative researcher, currently project manager at 212Lab, Bezalel Art and Design Academy, Jerusalem.

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  • This symposium is the third event of the “Israel Week @UTokyo Komaba Research Campus” which is held during the week of March 1-5, 2021.

    “Israel Week @UTokyo Komaba Research Campus” consists of a series of webinars on the recent trends and developments in Israel and its impact on Japan-Israel relations. The webinars in this framework will cover a broad range of topics, including the recent normalization of relations between Israel and Arab countries, security risks of digital transformation, policy responses to COVID-19 and the digital healthcare ecosystem, STEM education, Science & Design, and the comparative study of the Abrahamic religions.

    It aims to provide an international forum for the exchange of ideas and inspiration from researchers and experts across different field, and to seek opportunities for collaboration among the participants from academia, NPOs, industry, and public sector.

    “Israel Week @UTokyo Komaba Research Campus” is organized by ROLES (RCAST Open Laboratory for Emergence Strategies) in cooperation with IIS (Institute for Industrial Science) of the University of Tokyo and supported by Embassy of Israel in Japan.

    This event is organized by UTokyo-IIS (Institute for Industrial Science, DLX Design Lab) in cooperation with ROLES (RCAST Open Laboratory for Emergence Strategies) of the UTokyo-RCAST.
    This event is part of a research project funded by a research grant by MOFA of Japan.


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