Jun Kurumisawa

Learn More
In this paper, we propose a tool for extracting composition information fi-om pictures called the Composition Analyzer. This tool extracts such composition information as the shapes, proportions, andlocations of figures, by two processes. More specifically, it first segments a picture into figures and a ground by a figure extraction method we developed. It(More)
Starting from the days of the Musical Telegraph, the first electronic instrument, the majority of synthesizers today are still equipped with keyboards, often using the traditional layout of acoustic pianos. The question that many researchers attempt to answer is that of improvement. In this paper we present an Augmented Groove, a novel musical instrument(More)
This installation provides painters with a method for feeling attributes of digital colors and a fluid canvas. When a user of this installation moves the stylus paintbrush over the digital canvas, he/she senses the "weight of the colors" through the brush. For example, the user experiences dark colors as heavy in weight and light colors as light in weight.(More)
29 W e all want to change our appearance in some way. For example, makeup helps enhance appearance, although it primarily relates to the face. Many people try to change their moods by changing their accessories, clothes, and hairstyles. Some people even resort to plastic surgery to make permanent changes. We often observe behaviors that stem from a more(More)
Synesthesia is a neurological condition in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway includes automatic and involuntary responses in a second sensory or cognitive pathway. People who report such experiences are known as "synesthetes". A subset of synesthetes, sound-color synesthetes "see" colors and simple animated shapes in association with(More)