Ars Electronica Tokyo Initiative (AETI) is a community of innovative people centering around Ars Electronica and Hakuhodo.We are a creative group collaborating on ideation of the future society, and also actual implementation of the ideas in the society.We carry out various workshops, events and exhibitions with diverse talents from both Japan and overseas, and also engage in collaborations for private sector innovations.We embrace the mission “What can we do to make a better future Tokyo and the Japanese society?”We are a professional group that creates innovation to illustrate the future society oriented from the people-thinking in collaboration with innovators, artists and various stakeholders.This website will introduce the innovation processes of “Art Thinking” of Ars Electronica Tokyo Initiative and also artworks suggesting the future and the activities/ processes of innovative people.
“Tokyo as the Laboratory of our future”
We Ars Electronica and Hakuhodo will hold the “Future Innovators Summit TOKYO”, an event to create innovation to be better Tokyo from the viewpoints of art, technology and people, which will be held in May 2018 at Tokyo Mid Town (Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo)Under the title of “Tokyo as a Laboratory for the Future, FIS TOKYO is holding an open call for future innovators to respond to the 3 themes envisioning better future Tokyo. We would like to invite many future innovators that will respond to these topics.
- Inspiration DayBe inspired by each topic through taking a Tokyo visit tour, participating in mentor lectures and experiencing the displayed projects.
- Workshop DayA full day workshop will be held among each team to come up with a Creative Question and Future Missions.
- Presentation DayAn officially presentation of the fruit/result of the 2 day experience in Tokyo Mid Town
Main Venue: Tokyo Midtown Atrium (9-7-1 Akasaka Minato-ku Tokyo 107-0052, Japan)
Seats available: 15 (intended/5 for each topic)
Organizer：Ars Electronica Tokyo Initiative
Cooperator：Tokyo Mid Town Management Co. Ltd.
Due date; Wednesday, February 28, 2018
If you are interested in attending the 3 days discussion program/exhibition in FIS TOKYO, please apply from the following URL by filling in the requested information. Please be aware that everything will proceed in English.
Requirements for application
Please prepare the following information;
- ①Introduction of your profile(200-300 words)
- ②Presentation Video(within 3mins)
Theme: Please choose a theme you would like to discuss among the three and present your ideas. Also explain the reason and passion you have for attending this event.
- ③Materials of the project responding to the theme.(Ideas, art works, projects, research results, activities, strategies, business plans, etc.)
Due date： Wednesday, February 28 th , 2018 (JST)
Result notification: We will contact only the elected innovators from email@example.com by 17:00 (JST), Friday, March 30 th , 2018. <<You should register your PC email address or set your domain so that you can receive our emails from firstname.lastname@example.org >>If you are chosen as a participant you will be able to attend and present your work/projects at FIS Tokyo. The following fee will be supported.
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Future Innovators Summit
“Future Innovators Summit” is a hands-on discussion program that you can actually participate which has been developed by the collaboration between Ars Electronica and Hakuhodo Inc. This has been a so-called “an interdisciplinary think tank” at the Ars Electronica Festival since 2014 which functions to create future questions (ie; Creative Questions) shaped by the innovators throughout the world. The innovators all have different backgrounds and expertise such as artists, designers, scientists, technologists, entrepreneurs, philosophers etc.
A “Creative Question” is a question that seeks for diversity in the future and generates questions which prompts new possibilities. We consider FIS to be completely different from “Ideathons” or “Hackathons,” both of which are more solution oriented and are designed to finding solutions for existing issues. FIS is a creative system aiming to create Future Missions to illustrate a better future.This FIS is coming to Tokyo.At FIS Tokyo, there will be 5 participants having a round-table discussion under one of the themes and a final presentation will be given on the last day. Along with this discussion, we are planning to exhibit the FIS participating innovators’ projects and companies’ prototypes of the future.