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We are AETI, as an open creative community.

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.

Future Innovators Summit TOKYO 2018

“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.

Event Outline

Future Innovators Summit TOKYO
Theme:Tokyo as a Laboratory for our Future
Organizer:Ars Electronica Tokyo Initiative (Ars Electronica and Hakuhodo Inc.)
FIS TOKYO Administration and Management:VoiceVision Inc.
Partners:Tokyo Mid Town
Special Collaboration:Austrian Cultural Forum
Date:May 25(Fri)-27(Sun), 2018
Venue:Tokyo Mid Town(9-7-1 Akasaka Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052)
Fee:Admission free, no reservations necessary

Date:May 25(Fri)-27(Sun), 2018
Time:11:00-21:00 (venue closes at 20:30 on 27th)
Venue:Tokyo Mid Town B1F Atrium

Date and Time:May 26 (Sat) 11:00-18:00 *Final Presentation on May 27 (Sun) 17:00-18:00
Program Venue:Tokyo Mid Town (venues for each program listed below)

  • DEATH-LIFE in Tokyo

    What is life and death in a city with the fastest aging society?
    Venue:Plaza B1

  • TECH-SKIN in Tokyo

    What would be the future of fashion borne in a city embracing the world’s most advanced technology?
    Venue:Galleria 2F


    What could be the future relations of individuals and public in in a mega-city with no common space?
    Venue:Midtown Garden

Date:May 25 (Fri)

  • opening session

    Guests:Gerfried Stocker(AE) / Masaru Kitakaze (Hakuhodo) / Yuko Ishiwata (Arts Council Tokyo), Others.

    Venue:Court Yard

  • inspiration session

    Guests:Gerfried Stocker(AE) / Shunji Yamanaka (Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo) / Astrid Klein, Mark Dytham (Klein Dytham Architecture)

    Venue:Court Yard

  • flash talk session

    Moderators:Yoichiro Kawaguchi / Machiko Kusahara


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 “device” 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 experts such as artists, designers, scientists, technologists, entrepreneurs etc.
A “Creative Question” is a question that seeks for diversity in the future and generates questions which prompts new possibilities. FIS is different form “Ideathon” nor “Hackathon” which are solution oriented or finding problem solutions. It aims to create new missions to draw a better future.We localize FIS to Tokyo and hold an event that generates creative questions towards the future of Tokyo.At FIS Tokyo, there will be 4-5 participants having a round-table discussion under one of the topics and a final presentation will be given on the last day. Along with this discussion, the exhibition is held in Tokyo Midtown with FIS participating innovators’ masterpieces and companies’ prototypes of the future.

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      • Ars Electronica Future Lab Hideki Ogawa
      • HAKUHODO Brand Innovation Design Creative Producer Rena Tanaka
      • Ars Electronica Future Lab Emiko Ogawa
      • HAKUHODO Brand Innovation Design Excective Community Producer Kazuko Tanaka
      • HAKUHODO Brand Innovation Design Vice President Kei Takeuchi
      • Ars Electronica Future Lab Kyoko Kunoh
      • HAKUHODO Brand Innovation Design Consultant Masahiro Oie
      • HAKUHODO Brand Innovation Design Art director Kimitaro Hattori
      • Hakuhodo Inc. Experience Producer Yoshiyuki Ikeda
      • Ars Electronica Artistic Director Gerfried Stocker
      • Ars Electronica Futurelab Senior Director Horst Hörtner
      • Ars Electronica Head of Ars Electronica Festival Martin Honzik