New dimension in computer graphics

TKY.jpgBringing new meaning to ”3D,” computer graphics artist Yoichiro Kawaguchi from Japan has designed a screen that changes shape. The white ”Gemotion” screen measures 100 centimeters by 60 cm and has 72 air-cylinders behind it that pull or push in accordance with digital information sent to it. The data matches images projected onto the screen. It is being showcased at the National Art Center opening in Tokyo’s Roppongi district on Sunday. The exhibition, titled ”Nihon no Hyogenryoku” (Expression power of Japan), runs through Feb. 4. (Shogo Koshida/ The Asahi Shimbun).Born on Tanegashima Island, Kawaguchi received his Master of Fine Arts from Tokyo University of Education in 1978. Currently he is Associate Professor of Computer Graphics Art at Art & Science Lab, Department of Art, Nippon Electronics College, Tokyo.

Yoichiro Kawaguchi made his first computer images in 1975, and since 1986 has been involved in research work for High Definition TV (HDTV). Yoichiro Kawaguchi was awarded a Distinction by the Prix Ars Electronica jury for his entry Eggy in the category of Computer Animation.