Kodaira, Japan
Kodaira, Japan

Musashino Art University is a university in Kodaira, western Tokyo, founded in 1962 and having roots going back to 1929. Teikoku Art School was founded in 1929; in 1948 it became Musashino Art School , and in 1962 it became Musashino Art University. This is known as one of the leading art universities in Japan.From its start, the university taught fine art and industrial design; it later added architecture, fashion, and other fields.MAU has exchange agreements with universities in other countries. It has a graduate school that awards master's degrees and doctorates. Wikipedia.


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Kilpua E.K.J.,University of Helsinki | Olspert N.,Aalto University | Grigorievskiy A.,Aalto University | Kapyla M.J.,Aalto University | And 7 more authors.
Astrophysical Journal | Year: 2015

We study the relation between strong and extreme geomagnetic storms and solar cycle characteristics. The analysis uses an extensive geomagnetic index AA data set spanning over 150 yr complemented by the Kakioka magnetometer recordings. We apply Pearson correlation statistics and estimate the significance of the correlation with a bootstrapping technique. We show that the correlation between the storm occurrence and the strength of the solar cycle decreases from a clear positive correlation with increasing storm magnitude toward a negligible relationship. Hence, the quieter Sun can also launch superstorms that may lead to significant societal and economic impact. Our results show that while weaker storms occur most frequently in the declining phase, the stronger storms have the tendency to occur near solar maximum. Our analysis suggests that the most extreme solar eruptions do not have a direct connection between the solar large-scale dynamo-generated magnetic field, but are rather associated with smaller-scale dynamo and resulting turbulent magnetic fields. The phase distributions of sunspots and storms becoming increasingly in phase with increasing storm strength, on the other hand, may indicate that the extreme storms are related to the toroidal component of the solar large-scale field. © 2015. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.


Ainoya T.,Musashino Art University
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2014

One of the methods which create new ideas to secure the quality of the relationship of the product and human is to find the many participants in manufacturing and to integrate the knowledge between different fields. Therefore, in order to perform the manufacturing integrated, we aim to construct a cognitive sharing model for sharing the recognition of each other, and take advantage of the expertise of each using the shared recognition. In this paper, we propose a process that worked as project-based educational activities. © 2014 Springer International Publishing.


Ainoya T.,Tokyo Metroplitan University | Kasamatsu K.,Tokyo Metroplitan University | Shimizu K.,Musashino Art University | Tomita A.,Misawa Homes Institute of Research and Development Co.
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2016

This paper described about design method using design thinking by collaboration with designer and engineer for the service robot development. A service robot does not have the substitution function what does the thing a person can’t do in concerning with a person. It’s necessary for a service robot to create to be able to do because it’s a robot. This research aimed at the light in outdoor. This made the watch function as well as the role as the illumination last, and the feedback which isn’t robot-like was shown by the illumination pattern. The relation between an expression of illuminations and the feeling was examined using psychophysical method to express the function as an expression of illuminations by this illumination pattern. Developed illuminations could mount a function expression as watch and offer more solutions by data and a sensing. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016.


Kataoka R.,Tokyo Institute of Technology | Ebisuzaki T.,RIKEN | Miyahara H.,Musashino Art University | Miyahara H.,Japan Agency for Marine - Earth Science and Technology | And 4 more authors.
Gondwana Research | Year: 2014

Encounters with nebulae, such as supernova remnants and dark clouds in the galaxy, can lead to an environmental catastrophe on the Earth through the negative climate forcings and destruction of the ozone layer by enhanced fluxes of cosmic rays and cosmic dust particles. A resultant reduction in primary productivity leads to mass extinctions through depletion of oxygen and food starvations as well as anoxia in the ocean. The model shows three levels of hierarchical time variations caused by supernova encounters (1-10kyrs), dark cloud encounters (0.1-10Myrs), and starbursts (~100Myrs), respectively. This "Nebula Winter" model can explain the catastrophic phenomena such as snowball Earth events, repeated mass extinctions, and Cambrian explosion of biodiversities which took place in the late Proterozoic era through the Cambrian period. The Late Neoproterozoic snowball Earth event covers a time range of ca. 200Myrs long spanning from 770Ma to the end of Cambrian period (488Ma) with two snowball states called Sturtian and Marinoan events. Mass extinctions occurred at least eight times in this period, synchronized with large fluctuations in δ13C of carbonates in the sediment. Each event is likely to correspond to each nebula encounter. In other words, the late Neoproterozoic snowball Earth and Cambrian explosion are possibly driven by a starburst, which took place around 0.6Ga in the Milky Way Galaxy. The evidences for a Nebula Winter can be obtained from geological records in sediment in the deep oceans at those times. © 2013 International Association for Gondwana Research.


PubMed | Musashino Art University, Kyoto University and University of Tokyo
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Earth, planets, and space : EPS | Year: 2016

The astronomical diaries from Babylonia (ADB) are excellent sources of information of natural phenomena, including astronomical ones, in pre-Christ era because it contains the record of highly continuous and systematic observations. In this article, we present results of a survey of aurora-like phenomena in ADB, spanning from BCE 652 to BCE 61. We have found nine records of aurora-like phenomena. Philological and scientific examinations suggest that five of them can be considered as likely candidate for aurora observations. They provide unique information about the solar and aurora activities in the first millennium BCE. Graphical abstract.


SAITAMA, Japón, 30 de noviembre de 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- "Art Olympia", un nuevo concurso de arte abierto internacional celebrado una vez cada dos años, pretende descubrir a jóvenes artistas de talento y apoyarles para que sus carreras en el arte global puedan prosperar. El concurso dará un total de aproximadamente 500.000 dólares en premios de efectivo y premios a 180 artistas seleccionados de todo el mundo. El segundo Art Olympia aceptará obras bidimensionales solamente. Esta vez, también se aceptan obras fotográficas. Las obras de arte, presentadas desde todas partes del mundo, se revisarán primero a nivel regional y finalmente en Tokio. Se hará una revisión primaria utilizando las imágenes de obras de arte y la revisión final con obras de arte reales. Además, la revisión final utilizará un sistema de calificación por puntos, que permitirá al público comprobar el proceso de revisión. Con vistas a apoyar a jóvenes artistas, Art Olympia ha creado la categoría Estudiante, que permite a los estudiantes presentarse a las categorías Todos los participantes y Estudiante. Un panel de jueces, formado por expertos de varios campos, ofrece a los artistas aspirantes con una escasa oportunidad de que sus obras se revisen por expertos en arte. -Jurado con sede internacional - Florence Derieux: conservador de American Art, Centre Pompidou Foundation Brett Littman: director ejecutivo de The Drawing Center Simon Njami: escritor y conservador independiente, conferenciante, crítico de arte y ensayista Chu Teh-I: Artist, director de Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, TNUA Kara Vander Weg: directora de la Gagosian Gallery -Jurado con sede en Tokio- Akiko Endo: pintora y profesora de Musashino Art University Toyomi Hoshina: vicepresidente de la Tokyo University of the Arts Aomi Okabe: crítico de arte y conservador Hiroshi Senju: artista Akira Tatehata: presidente de la Tama Art University -Premios- Cantidad total de efectivo y premios adicionales: aproximadamente 500.000 dólares estadounidenses Número total de ganadores: aproximadamente 180 personas Categoría Todos los participantes: primer premio de 120.000 dólares estadounidenses (un ganador) Categoría Estudiantes: primer premio de 20.000 dólares estadounidenses (un ganador) Además, se entregarán premios especiales por el jurado y el Comité Ejeutivo de Art Olympia. -Programa- 1. Periodo de entrada: del 1 de octubre de 2016 al 15 de marzo de 2017 2. Comunicado de los ganadores: 7 de junio de 2017 3. Exposición: Toshima Ward Office Building del 17 al 25 de junio de 2017


News Article | December 1, 2016
Site: www.prnewswire.co.uk

SAITAMA, Japan, 30. November 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- „Art Olympia", ein neuer internationaler Wettbewerb, der alle zwei Jahre stattfindet, will junge talentierte Künstler entdecken und unterstützen, damit ihre künstlerischen Karrieren global gedeihen können. Der Wettbewerb vergibt insgesamt rund 500.000 US-Dollar in bar an Auszeichnungen und Preisen an 180 ausgewählte Künstler aus der ganzen Welt. Die zweite Art Olympia wird ausschließlich zweidimensionale Kunstwerke annehmen. Dieses Mal können auch fotografische Arbeiten eingereicht werden. Die Kunstwerke aus der ganzen Welt werden zunächst auf regionaler Eingangsbasis bewertet, die schlussendliche Überprüfung findet in Tokio statt. Die Bewertung erfolgt im ersten Schritt anhand von Abbildungen, für die finale Überprüfung werden dann die Originale hinzugezogen. Darüber hinaus wird bei der abschließenden Einschätzung mit einem Punktbewertungssystem gearbeitet, was den Begutachtungsprozess öffentlich nachvollziehbar macht. Mit Augenmerk auf die Unterstützung junger Künstler hat Art Olympia die Studentenkategorie kreiert, damit sich Studenten für sowohl die offene als auch die Kategorie Student bewerben können. Mit einer Jury, die sich aus Fachleuten aus verschiedenen Bereichen zusammensetzt, bekommen aufstrebende Künstler die seltene Chance, ihre Werke von Kunstexperten begutachten zu lassen. -Jurymitglieder im Ausland- Florence Derieux: Kuratorin für Amerikanische Kunst, Centre Pompidou Foundation Brett Littman: Executive Director, The Drawing Center Simon Njami: Schriftsteller und unabhängiger Kurator, Dozent, Kunstkritiker und Essayist Chu Teh-I: Künstler, Direktor des Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, TNUA Kara Vander Weg: Leiterin der Gagosian Gallery -Jurymitglieder in Tokio- Akiko Endo: Malerin, Professorin an der Musashino Art University Toyomi Hoshina: Vice President der Tokyo University of the Arts Aomi Okabe: Kunstkritikerin und Kuratorin Hiroshi Senju: Künstler Akira Tatehata: President der Tama Art University -Auszeichnungen- Gesamtwert der Bargeld- und Sonderpreise: ca. 500.000 US-Dollar Gesamtzahl der Gewinner: rund 180 Personen Offene Kategorie: Erster Platz 120.000 US-Dollar (ein Gewinner) Studentenkategorie: Erster Platz 20.000 US-Dollar (ein Gewinner) Die Juroren und das Exekutivkomitee der Art Olympia werden zudem Sonderpreise vergeben. -Zeitplan- 1. Zeitraum für Einreichungen: vom 1. Oktober 2016 bis zum 15. März 2017 2. Bekanntgabe der Gewinner: 7. Juni 2017 3. Ausstellung: vom 17. bis 25. Juni 2017 im Toshima Ward Office Building


News Article | February 18, 2017
Site: www.wired.com

Tom Dixon wanted to redesign the coffin. More specifically, the British industrial designer wanted to fashion a coffin and have Ikea produce and distribute it. Morbid? Sure. But also kind of poetic: Retail analysts once posited that one in ten Europeans are conceived in an Ikea bed. If life begins with Ikea, Dixon thought, perhaps life should end that way, with people being laid to rest in reasonably priced Swedish caskets. “I had this idea of birth ‘til death,” he says. Ikea hated it. Dixon partnered with the company anyway, and turned his attention to another thing people lie prostrate on: beds. The Delaktig bed, seen in detail here for the first time, can convert into a sofa, a chaise, or even a luxurious dog bed. Grooves in the aluminum frame allow for clip-on furniture additions, like side tables and privacy screens. The frame’s design makes Delaktig endlessly configurable—so long as you have stuff to reconfigure it with, which you will, if you buy things from Ikea and Tom Dixon. It’s no coffin, but Dixon’s “birth ‘til death” idea is an apt metaphor for the furniture giant’s mission: Whatever you do in life, Ikea really wants you to do it on its furniture. So far, Ikea has chased that goal by attempting to saturate the market. Today, the retailer operates 392 stores across 48 countries. Beyond perennial bestsellers like the Billy bookshelf and the Malm bed, Ikea annually rolls out its limited edition PS collections of spiffy, colorful pieces aimed at apartment-dwelling millennials. It ships flat-packed shelters to refugee camps. In-house, Ikea has a team forecasting how people might live 10 years from now. Still, one group eludes Ikea: hackers. “We know that people want to make things different, to have their own identity,” says James Futcher, creative director on Delaktig. But to do that, consumers have for years turned to IkeaHackers, the unaffiliated but robust online community where Ikea fans share clever ways to recast the Swedish furniture staples. Ikea has a funny relationship with its fan site. In 2014, the retailer sent IkeaHackers a cease-and-desist letter, citing infringement of intellectual property rights. Online backlash from fans ensued, and Ikea backed down. Then, one year later, at its Democratic Design Day press event in Sweden, Ikea showed reporters a prototype for a hacking kit. It would come with an online guide of Ikea-curated ideas for transforming your furniture, with parts sold at Ikea. That kit never launched, but Ikea plans to start selling Delaktig in early 2018. It’s not the world’s first modular sofa, but it is Ikea’s first to-market attempt to harness some control over (and profit from) the way people modify its wares. “We can’t stop people from doing this,” Futcher says. The next best thing, it seems, is to sell stuff to enable it. Ikea’s initial line of add-ons will come from the company and from students at the Royal College of Arts in London, the Parsons School of Design in New York, and Musashino Art University in Tokyo. Futcher and Dixon don’t yet know which student designs will make it to manufacturing, but so far have seen the Delaktig as a bunk bed, airport seating, and even a human-sized Faraday cage. Dixon says his studio will put out luxury peripherals like marble countertop side tables or leather sofa cushions—stuff Ikea wouldn’t sell, because of the cost. Ikea selling hackable furniture has the ring of a parent telling a teenager that if he’s going to drink, it’s better that it be in the house. But it’s a logical next step for the retailer. “I’m not totally surprised it has come to this,” says Jules Yap, who founded IkeaHackers. Yap calls it a good move on Ikea’s part, and points out that Ikea’s knockdown design and low prices have always invited hacking anyway. It’s in the company’s design DNA. The Delaktig and all its components just formalize the process. That formality could attract shoppers, or not. “People hack Ikea for so many different reasons,” Yap says. “But I think there is this satisfaction of creating something totally different than what is mass produced.” If Ikea wants to play a part in that satisfaction, it will need to design for serendipity. Delaktig seems like a promising start. The aluminum for the frame comes from Volvo’s supplier, so consumers can expect it to last a long time. More time means more potential for enterprising hackers to fashion new add-on components. All the better if Ikea chooses to sell clip-on bolt heads that simplify that, although no plans exist for that. For now, Ikea will first show Delaktig in April, at the Milan Furniture Fair, before releasing it into the wild next year. At which point, the hackers will have their say.


News Article | November 30, 2016
Site: en.prnasia.com

SAITAMA, Japan, Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- "Art Olympia," a new international open art competition held once in every two years, aims to discover young talented artists and to support them so that their global art careers may flourish. The competition will give away a total of approximately $500,000 in cash awards and prizes to 180 selected artists from around the world. The second Art Olympia will accept two-dimensional artworks only. This time, photographic works will be also accepted. Artworks, submitted from around the world, will first be reviewed at regional entry bases and then finally in Tokyo. A primary review will be done by using the images of artworks and the final review with real artworks. Moreover, the final review will use a point-rating system, allowing the public to check the reviewing process. With an eye to supporting young artists, Art Olympia has created the Student Category, allowing students to apply for both All-Entrants and Student Categories. A panel of jurors, comprising experts from various fields, provides aspiring artists with a rare chance to get their artworks reviewed by art experts. -Overseas-Based Jurors- Florence Derieux: Curator of American Art, Centre Pompidou Foundation Brett Littman: Executive Director, The Drawing Center Simon Njami: Writer and independent curator, lecturer, art critic and essayist Chu Teh-I: Artist, Director, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, TNUA Kara Vander Weg: Director, Gagosian Gallery -Tokyo-Based Jurors- Akiko Endo: Painter, Professor of Musashino Art University Toyomi Hoshina: Vice President, Tokyo University of the Arts Aomi Okabe: Art critic and curator Hiroshi Senju: Artist Akira Tatehata: President, Tama Art University -Awards- Total amount of cash and extra prizes: Approx. US$500,000 Total number of winners: Approx. 180 persons All-Entrants Category: First prize US$120,000 (one winner) Student Category: First prize US$20,000 (one winner) In addition, special prizes will be awarded by jurors and Art Olympia Executive Committee. -Schedule- 1. Entry period: From October 1, 2016, to March 15, 2017 2. Announcement of winners: June 7, 2017 3. Exhibition: Toshima Ward Office Building on June 17-25, 2017


News Article | November 30, 2016
Site: www.prnewswire.co.uk

SAITAMA, Japan, Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- "Art Olympia," a new international open art competition held once in every two years, aims to discover young talented artists and to support them so that their global art careers may flourish. The competition will give away a total of approximately $500,000 in cash awards and prizes to 180 selected artists from around the world. The second Art Olympia will accept two-dimensional artworks only. This time, photographic works will be also accepted. Artworks, submitted from around the world, will first be reviewed at regional entry bases and then finally in Tokyo. A primary review will be done by using the images of artworks and the final review with real artworks. Moreover, the final review will use a point-rating system, allowing the public to check the reviewing process. With an eye to supporting young artists, Art Olympia has created the Student Category, allowing students to apply for both All-Entrants and Student Categories. A panel of jurors, comprising experts from various fields, provides aspiring artists with a rare chance to get their artworks reviewed by art experts. -Overseas-Based Jurors- Florence Derieux: Curator of American Art, Centre Pompidou Foundation Brett Littman: Executive Director, The Drawing Center Simon Njami: Writer and independent curator, lecturer, art critic and essayist Chu Teh-I: Artist, Director, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, TNUA Kara Vander Weg: Director, Gagosian Gallery -Tokyo-Based Jurors- Akiko Endo: Painter, Professor of Musashino Art University Toyomi Hoshina: Vice President, Tokyo University of the Arts Aomi Okabe: Art critic and curator Hiroshi Senju: Artist Akira Tatehata: President, Tama Art University -Awards- Total amount of cash and extra prizes: Approx. US$500,000 Total number of winners: Approx. 180 persons All-Entrants Category: First prize US$120,000 (one winner) Student Category: First prize US$20,000 (one winner) In addition, special prizes will be awarded by jurors and Art Olympia Executive Committee. -Schedule- 1. Entry period: From October 1, 2016, to March 15, 2017 2. Announcement of winners: June 7, 2017 3. Exhibition: Toshima Ward Office Building on June 17-25, 2017

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