Code + culture: New Internet artists from Japan

Art Jan 10, 2015

Code + culture: New Internet artists from Japan

by Cameron Allan Mckean

If the Internet is an ocean, why do we spend so much time floating on its surface? What's really going on down there? Not just in the deepest, darkest trenches, but among the forgotten protocols, faulty algorithms and emerging parameters outside the busy shipping ...

The magical mystery tour of 'media artist' Yuri Suzuki

Art Feb 12, 2010

The magical mystery tour of 'media artist' Yuri Suzuki

by Mark Thompson

The youngest artist showing at "Cyber Arts Japan," 29-year-old Yuri Suzuki, is among the generation that grew up immersed in the culture that informs so much of new media art today. He has received honorable mentions in Ars Electronica's interactive art division for two ...

Cyber Arts Japan: As interactive as they want to be

Art Feb 12, 2010

Cyber Arts Japan: As interactive as they want to be

by Mark Thompson

"What are silk screen prints doing in a show of media art?" This was the first question thrown at curator Tomoe Moriyama at the opening-day press conference for "Cyber Arts Japan," currently showing at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. It came from a man ...

Japan's culture policy lingers in limbo

Culture Jul 13, 2008

Japan's culture policy lingers in limbo

by Edan Corkill

It's a fact that has long puzzled devotees and plain old tourists alike. Japan's manga and anime arts have been wowing the world for more than a decade, and yet the national government still hasn't got around to setting up a proper museum for ...