19 December, 2009

SIGGRAPH ASIA 2009 Presentation

Our 2 presentations at SIGGRAPH ASIA 2009 are completed. We just uploaded our movies to YouTube. One movie of Sketches session is full version, but another one is a digest version, because of YouTube's limitation of time-length.

Tuvalu Visualization Project"
Presentation by Makiko Suzuki Harada

"Educational Activity Using A Photograph Mapping System"
Presentation by Hidenori Watanave

08 December, 2009

Our exhibition in COP15 is now open

Exhibition of Tuvalu Visualization Project at NPO Tuvalu Overview's exhibit space in COP15 is now open. Mr. Shuichi Endo is on the floor though I was not able to go to the locale.

Those who come to exhibition can post messages from the screen of Google Earth. Afterwards, a blue line is drawn toward a person from the contribution place to Tuvalu. The line of the light of the message is wrapping all over the world. Let's participate by all means. >> Official Website

02 December, 2009

Selected as Jury recommended works of 2009 [13th] Japan Media Arts Festival

Tuvalu Visualization Project was selected as Jury recommended works of 2009 [13th] Japan Media Arts Festival. This will be exhibited at The National Art Center Tokyo, Feb. 03-14 2010.

The 13th Japan Media Arts Festival Fact sheet

[ Works Submitted ]

  • Art Division: 1,169 works
  • Entertainment Division: 622 works
  • Animation Division: 473 works
  • Manga Division: 328 works

Total: 2,592 works

[ Overseas Entries ]

673 works from 53 nations and regions,

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cuba, Czech, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland (UK), Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, The Netherlands, Turkey, Ukraine, UK, USA, and Venezuela(alphabetical order)

01 December, 2009

Google Earth Machinimas for Ajinomoto corporation

We - Photon and Polygon pictures, with Hidenori Watanave Laboratory @ Tokyo Metropolitan University - produced 2 machinimas for CSR and environment acitivity of Ajinomoto corporation (the largest food company in Japan). These are published on the official channel.

We used Google Earth for making these movies. We were able to produce dynamic movies with high quality in short terms. These will become examples of the method of movie producing.

These movies are in Japansese only. Even If you cannot understand Japanese, you can enjoy beautiful sequences and musics.