The 13th Exhibition of ITbM Gallery

December 4th, 2019 - January 10th, 2020

(Open: weekday 9:30 - 19:30; Close: December 30th, 2019 - January 3rd, 2020)




Mika Oki, Issey Takahashi, and Kenji Suzuki





The words you think you are communicating are not communicated to them. They do not understand the words as you think they do.  In order to support children with difficulties that are not visible from the outside, we are conducting a novel study at a school gymnasium. The colors and figures provided by a large scale floor projection system help children's activities and guide them what to do. This kind of learning enables them to do various things on their own. At this exhibition, we hope that you will learn about the series of research activities through a picture book depicting the FUTUREGYM, which is a place to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.



Artist bio:


大木美加(筑波大学 研究員),髙橋一誠(名古屋大学 特任助教),鈴木健嗣(筑波大学 教授)は,筑波大学附属大塚特別支援学校の先生方とともに,「ミライの体育館」の実現を目指して研究を行っています.ここでは,子ども達の集団行動を計測するカメラや,彼らの行動に合わせて床や道具などに様々な情報を映し出すための大規模なプロジェクション・マッピングの技術を応用しています.これにより,子ども達の社会性の形成を助け,発達を支援し,そして新たな創造性を引き出すといった,未来のための体育館の実現を目指しています.なお本プロジェクトは,科学技術振興機構(JST)戦略的創造研究推進事業(CREST)「ソーシャル・イメージング:創造的活動促進と社会性形成支援」の支援を受けて行われています.


Mika Oki (Researcher, University of Tsukuba), Issey Takahashi (Designated Assist. Prof., Nagoya Univ.), and Kenji Suzuki (Professor, University of Tsukuba) are conducting research with the teachers of the Otsuka Special-needs School at the University of Tsukuba, aiming to realize the FUTUREGYM. A large-scale projection mapping technology that projects various information on the floor and on the tools according to the group behavior of children, which is measured by a camera and laser-range finders, are applied. In this way, we aim to realize a gymnasium for the future that helps children form sociality, supports their development, and helps bring out new creativity. This project is supported in part by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) CREST, Social Imaging Project.


The 13th ITbM Gallery Exhibition will be open on December 4th!


Issey Takahashi

Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules

Nagoya University

Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Japan

Tel: 052-789-4999

Email: i.takahashi[at]


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