MASAUKI AKAMATSU

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES


MASAUKI AKAMATSU

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Masauki Akamatsu, a media producer, was born in Hyogo, Japan in 1961. He studied psychology at Kobe University and began to produce audio-visual artworks with computer in his undergraduate days. Currently, he is a professor at IAMAS (International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences) and awarded the degree of Ph.D(Art) at Graduate School of Art, Kyoto City University of Arts. He has produced many works in media art that employ computer and networking facilities, focusing on the relation between an artwork and the audience and the autonomy of an artwork itself. His works include: "incubator" (2000), which projects audio-visual events with fifty computers; "Time Machine!" (2002-), which visualizes the audience's experience of time in real time; "Flesh Protocol" (2002), which controls the performer's body with a computer. Akamatsu is also active in performing live electronic music. He has not only soloed but also participated in many sessions and played as a member of "The Breadboard Band". He has published many books including "2061:Max Odyssey" (Ritto-Music, 2006, co-author) and "Cocoa+Java" (Kobun-sha, 2001).