THE NEW JAPAN ISLANDS 2020

PROGRAM

Human Senses are Key to "Nostalgic Future:"
The Power of Sound, Digestion, Posture and Smell

2020.03.22 02:15 pm - 02:45 pmAREA : STAGE

Human Senses are Key to "Nostalgic Future:" The Power of Sound, Digestion, Posture and Smell

At last year’s SXSW, in our session called From Algorithm to Biorhythm, we explained the importance of human biorhythm. Even after the session, we continued to uncover significant findings about biorhythms. Our research is now turning to novel forms of sensory experiences related to the importance of hypersonic sound effect, symbiosis digestion and good posture. In this year’s session, Hidetoshi Shibata will lead the conversation as to how the concept of 0th Industrial Revolution can help create a future social system that can endure even in difficult times such as the one in which we find ourselves today, as the spread of the coronavirus continues. Keiichi Uruga, as vice governor of suburban Gunma prefecture, will talk about the benefits of a de-centralized society and the dangers of overconcentrated populations in urban cities, such as vulnerability to disasters and infectious diseases. Shinichiro Yasukawa will reflect on the first living organism, bacteria, that emerged 3.8 billion years and how humans evolved. He will stress the importance of realizing how we have to co-exist with bacteria and viruses. Sachiko Nakajima will speak about the co-existence among humans, nature, and AI and how co-creation can be achieved with these three components. Specifically, she will speak to the Japanese belief of the existence of a soul even in inanimate objects. And, be prepared for some playful and weird music she will "perform" using Slime. She concludes that the resulting respect for anything around us could provide insights as to how we can reclaim a Nostalgic Future, that is, evolving and regenerating from the existing modernization to a sustainable and nature-centric world.

Sachiko Nakajima

Sachiko Nakajima

Jazz Pianist, STEAM Educator, Mathematician

Hidetoshi Shibata

Hidetoshi Shibata

Innovator of Musical Instruments

Shinichiro Yasukawa

Shinichiro Yasukawa

Founder & CEO
Great Journey LLC

Senior Fellow
Mistletoe Inc.

Keiichi Uruga

Keiichi Uruga

Vice Governor, Gunma Prefecture

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