"AI Mural/Mural in Roppongi" will be exhibited in Media Ambition Tokyo 2019


02/18/2019 9:00 am

ima Inc. (Headquarters: Taito-ku, Tokyo, Founder CEO: Miura Ami) has developed an AI mural painter “AI Mural/Mural in Roppongi” to exhibit in Ambition Tokyo 2019, together with the design labo inc.(Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Founder CEO: Satoshi Itasaka).

Event : Media Ambition Tokyo 2019

Dates:Feb 23rd 〜 Mar 3rd
venue:Roppongi Hills, Tokyo City View
6-10-1, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Title :”AI Mural/Mural in Roppongi”「AI Mural/六本木の壁画」

Concept :
Artificial Intelligence has learned fine arts. A new form of modern art has been created as Artificial Intelligence paints murals. The oldest art form recorded by mankind is “wall-paintings”, hence, we have decided to begin AI ART starting from the wall. AI has learned from the paintings in Lascaux created by the Cro-Magnon people over twenty thousand years ago; seeing what was drawn and what was expressed. After this process, AI then scans and selects iconic contemporary symbols and begins drawing using a pen plotter. Just like Cro-Magnon people chose symbols from their own territory for the themes depicted on the walls, Artificial Intelligence, on its own, scans the internet for the symbols and subjects it wants to paint on the wall. Please enjoy the new Art created by AI, a development which has begun to erode a creative field with terrific force.

Direction:Ami Miura,(ima Inc.)
Context/Design:Satoshi Itasaka (the design labo Inc.)
AI implementation:Takashi Komori(ima Inc.), Keisuke Fujimoto

Contact :
ima inc.
email: megumi@i-ma.jp
2-29-12 Taito, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0016 Japan

■ About ima Inc.
ima Inc. (spelled with a lowercase “i”, pronounced AI-MAH) was founded in 2013 with the mission of being the “aima between the world and Japan’s umami and takumi”. In Japanese, “aima” means connective fabric. “Umami” is the sense of taste, discovered and developed in Japan, that is responsible for the feeling of deliciousness and satiety. Finally, “takumi” means artisan, embodying the spirit of careful Japanese craftsmanship that is well-known around the world. ima Inc. is focused in the field of “cultural engineering” that incorporates state-of-the-art technology and concepts into traditional Japanese craft assisting in succession strategies as the times change. ima Inc.’s business also focuses on assisting artisan sake producers with exporting their products overseas, including consumer education about sake quality and Japanese culture. In 2016, ima Inc. established the general corporation association”awasake association” and is currently acting as the secretariat. Also, in December 2017, ima started “Art of Artificial Artisan ~ Takumi Eye Project” with Nanbu Bijin which is a sake brewery in Iwate Prefecture.

■ About the design labo inc.
Address : 2-6-4 6F-B Minato Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0043 Japan
TEL : 03-6222-8333
E-mail : info@thedesignlabo.co.jpNews2u.net