Tokyo Biennale 2020/2021

Realizing Science All Around Us

Koichiro Eto

Media artist

Serves as lead researcher for National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, leader of Nico Nico Gakkai β Exchange Association, and is active as a media artist. Continues research through AIST on the theme of “service structures and operations based on user participation”. Publications include “Nico Nico Gakkai β no tukurikata” (Film Art Inc.) and others. Was awarded with the MEXT Commendation for Science and Technology in 2017.
Photo: Yuto Honda

Make people feel close to the existence of science using art and creative methods to revive the Bunkyo Ward Hon-komagome former physics and chemistry research lab.

Due to the growing distance between the city and everyday spaces for experiencing science and technology, a majority of people no longer realize the advantage of having science all around us. Using the power of art and creativity, the project will revive the former physcis and chemistry lab focused on natural science (former city location in Bunkyo Ward, now moved to Wako-shi, Saitama Pref.) The outcome will be the creation of a space for people to become conscious of the closeness of science in our lives.