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Development of a Unit Module for Three-Dimensional Object Modeling Varying in Color due to Gaze Direction and Time

2016 INNO-vation Disruptive Challenger

This is the development of a unit module device that presents different luminescent colors to the viewer according to the viewer's viewing direction and time. By constructing a three-dimensional object with this module device like Lego blocks, it is possible to model a three-dimensional object whose surface color changes according to the line of sight and the passage of time. This makes it possible to create new textures in navigation systems, digital signs, and 3D modeling that present different moving images depending on the line of sight. In this research, we aim to develop a module that plays the role of atoms that determine the intrinsic material properties of three-dimensional objects.

Jun Fujiki

Professor, Faculty of Design, Sapporo City University

Jun Fujiki was born in Fukuoka in 1978 and graduated from Kyushu Institute of Design in 2000 going on to recieve his Master's from the same institute. Following graduation, Fujiki joined ExpressionTools, Inc. and was involved in the development of the 3D modelling software.

By 2007, he successfully completed his doctorate program from the Graduate School of Design in Kyushu University in Art Engineering. In 2008, Fujiki was a Research Fellow for the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. During this time, he also serves as a visiting researcher at NTT Communication Science Laboratories as well as having been a visiting researcher at Sony Computer Science Laboratories. In 2011 he became a researcher for the International Media Research Foundation. In the next year, he joined Japan Science and Technology Agency as a PRESTO Researcher and a JST Researcher at Tokyo University of the Arts. He has been in his current position since 2017. In addition, as a part-time lecturer, he taught at universities such as Kyushu University and Musashino Art University.

Fujiki's major awards include the Excellence Award in the Art Division at the 10th Japan Media Arts Festival and Honorary Mentions at Prix Ars Electronica 2012.

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