Keynote by Sputniko!

Design to Question and Imagine Our Futures

By Hiromi Ozaki (Sputniko!)


Playing with the interconnections between art and gender taboos, imaginative design and the creative potential of technological artifacts, songs and videos about machines designed by herself, Sputniko! presents how design can be a tool for experiencing the controversies of our everyday life, and most of all, how we can open doors of playful imagination, even if dealing with serious topics. Her devices, such as The Moonwalk Machine – Selena’s Step (2013), Nanohana Heels – Healing Fukushima (2012), Crowbot Jenny (2011) and Menstruation Machine – Takashi’s Take (2010), bring together different critical scenarios by playing with Japanese mainstream entertainment, art of coding, and the fascination of the experience of the possible.

講者經歷 • Bio

Hiromi Marrisa Ozaki (尾崎マリサ優美) 亦名為 Sputniko!,是日裔英國藝術家與設計師,擅長於思辨(推想)與批判設計。現任東京大學生產技術研究所所屬 RCA-IIS Tokyo Design Lab 設計實驗室副教授,以及東京藝術大學設計系副教授。2013-2017年間,曾任 MIT 媒體實驗室助理教授,主持 Design Fiction 研究小組。Sputniko!背景為倫敦帝國學院數學與電腦科學學士、英國皇家藝術學院設計碩士。她擅長於運用影片與多媒體裝置呈現和批判科技對社會與人類價值觀的影響,尤其是性別議題。她近期的作品曾於龐畢度中心、瀨戶內國際藝術季、ZKM藝術中心展出。2013 年她榮獲日本Vogue雜誌選為年度卓越女性(Women of the Year),2019 年獲選為 TED Fellows。

Hiromi Ozaki, a.k.a. Sputniko!, is a British/Japanese artist and designer who specializes in the field of speculative and critical design. She is the Associate Professor of RCA-IIS Design Lab in the Institute of Industrial Science at the University of Tokyo as well as Associate Professor of the Department of Design at Tokyo University of the Arts. From 2013 to 2017, Sputniko! was an Assistant Professor at the MIT Media Lab where she found and directed the Design Fiction research group. Sputniko! majored in BSc Mathematics and Computer Science at Imperial College, London, then she went on to pursue a Masters in Design at the Royal College of Art. She is known for her film and multi-media installation works inspired by how technology changes society and people’s values – in particular focusing on gender issues. She has recently presented her works in exhibitions such as the 2019 Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial Japanorama in Pompidou Centre-Metz, Setouchi Art Trienniale, New Sensorium at the ZKM Art Center in Germany (2016). In 2013 she was named one of Vogue Japan’s Women of the Year and in 2019 was selected as one of twenty young researchers, artists, and designers to become TED Fellows.

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