Interactive Art Studio


Kumiko Kushiyama

Her fields of specialization are media art, interactive art, virtual reality and research on the sense of touch. Focusing on the theme of the relationship between people and space, since 1980 she has been developing visual/tactile display technology and creating media art combining images, sound, temperature, and the sense of touch. Her work not only involves artistic expression but also digital signage and demonstrations of the potential for tactile communication to assist people with disabilities and allow them to better communicate in their daily lives. Her works and research have been presented at the SIGGRAPH Art Gallery, Ars electronica, and as part of the collection of science centers in Japan.