Miya Masaoka

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I am interested in technology as a way to think about our physical world in an altered or new way. Working with light sensors as metaphorical strings has expanded my ideas of sound, the physical gesture and perception. How is sound perceived and how does physical gesture and movement endow kinetic quality to the sound? In 1995, I created performance pieces(More)
  • Miya Masaoka
  • SIGGRAPH ASIA Art Gallery & Emerging Technologies
  • 2009
In pre-war Japan, kimonos were encoded with clues indicating gender, caste, age, class, and social ranking. Geographical location defined the colors, as certain plants that produced particular colors only grow in certain regions. Silk techniques are also regional, and the difference between fine and rough silk indicated relative wealth.
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