28 Feb
Ivan Vartanian and Kyoko Wada connect the dots

In this 176 page book, Tokyo-based authors Ivan Vartanian and Kyoko Wada take a holistic view of Japanese art throughout its 5 millenniums of history and analyze common threads found throughout. See/Saw finds ways to unite such chronologically disparate themes as Giant Robots and ancient Samurai illustrations, or uniting Murakimi’s Superflat school of art with […]


31 Aug
Akira Nakayasu's "Plant" project

I dig this robotic plant project by Japanese artist and visual designer Akira Nakayasu. Based roughly on an earlier work titled Himawari, which was a sunflower-shaped robot, this piece (simply titled Plant) is an interactive installation inspired by the sight of grass blowing in the wind. Plant is made up of 169 artificial robotic leaves […]