Future Merchant Design Laboratory at Innovation World Festa 2019
Members of Future Merchant Design Laboratory of RIT, a specialized theme laboratory, attended this year’s technology and music festival, Innovation World Festa. Held from September 28-29 at Roppongi Hills in Tokyo, Innovation World Festa is regarded as a gathering place for innovators, artists, and cutting-edge technology companies of various fields representing Japan. Over the two-day festival this year, there were numerous live performances as well as guest speakers who gave talk and special sessions on AI, start-ups, and the transformational changes of digital media and art platforms.
Various technological booths and exhibitions were put on view at the conference, including exhibitions by RIT in collaboration with University of Tsukuba. The three exhibitions on display this year included the following:
I. Review-kun, in collaboration with e-zakkamaniastores (a Rakuten Ichiba merchant) and University of Tsukuba (Faculty of Art & Design)
II. Furoshiki, in collaboration with University of Tsukuba (Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems)
III. Stacktown, in collaboration with University of Tsukuba (Faculty of Engineering, Information, and Systems)
We want to thank the organizers for their invitation, FM Radio Station J-Wave and University of Tsukuba co-sponsors, as well as all the trailblazing guests and attendees.