Photo: Yoshiro Hayakawa
Born in Tokyo in 1987; lives and works in Tokyo.
Ochiai is a media artist, assistant professor at the University of Tsukuba, head of Ochiai Yoichi Laboratory (Digital Nature Group), and board member of VRC. He creates media art that blends real-world-oriented computer graphics, human computation, and technologies both analog and digital, with the aim of demonstrating the new relationship between computers and humans. He has received numerous honors, including the World Technology Award from the World Technology Network in 2015, and IPA’s Super Creator/Genius Programmer certification. In addition to his outreach work as a lecturer and researcher, he has garnered attention both in Japan and abroad for his work produced in collaboration with companies and artists. For KENPOKU ART 2016, he will be exhibiting several works including Colloidal Display, at the former Miwa Junior High School in Hitachiomiya.