SIGGRAPH ASIA 2019のArt Papers採択論文がパブリッシュされました

SIGGRAPH ASIA 2019 Art Gallery/Art PapersのFull Art Papersとして採択された論文が,ACM Digital Libraryにてパブリッシュされました。一年間,無料でダウンロードできます。
採択されたのは「記憶の解凍」のコンセプト・活動について報告する論文で,広島の庭田杏珠さんとの共著です。高校生が筆頭著者の論文がSIGGRAPH ASIAに採択された例は,これまでにあまりないはずで,快挙といえそうです。2名のレビュアーの得点は両者とも5.0(満点)。採択率は8編/25編で,約3割でした。

11/19にオーストラリア・ブリスベンで行なわれた「SIGGRAPH ASIA 2019」での口頭発表も好評で,各国から集まった研究者とともに,活発な議論を交わしました。その他の採択論文はこちらからご覧になれます

A Runner-up for the 2019 Jeffrey H. Brodsky Oral History Award at Columbia University

We are happy to announce that Tomoko Hiramoto, a Ph.D candidate of Watanave studio, has been chosen a runner-up for the 2019 Jeffrey H. Brodsky Oral History Award at Columbia University for her masters thesis Restoring Testimonies. 

OHMA of Columbia University, which is responsible for awarding the Jeffrey H. Brodsky Oral History Award describes Tomokos work as follows;

Tomoko Hiramoto interviewed Hibakusha, survivors of the atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima. By comparing the narratives co-produced through an oral history process with hibakushas pre-existing public testimonies, she shows the gaps between a public, collective memory and the more intimate, dialogic public memory of an oral history. She expertly situates her findings in the history of public memory about the atomic bomb, both in Japan and internationally, with a focus on American understandings of this event. She not only demonstrates what is obscured in ritualized collective memory, but shows us the specific historical contexts through which these narratives were produced and solidified. In order to get beyond the restrictions of public testimony, she develops innovative interviewing methodologies, including the use of colorized archival photos, long, iterative interviews, and a deep reflective process as an interviewer. She finds that anger, hopelessness, experiences that cannot be verbalized, and ongoing pain and trauma shape the hibakushas experiences as much as a desire for peace and a healing trajectory do. Tomokos work has important theoretical and methodological applications, but her larger aim is to keep these experiences alive and relevant, to maintain these memories of war as part of a long-term project of peace-making, as ritualized testimonies lose their power.

Tomoko is thrilled to the news and commented; I am very honored to be selected among all of the brilliant and important theses and capstones. I am grateful to so many people: the faculty who led me to the field of oral history, the cohorts who supported and cheered me, and, above all, the narrators who kindly shared their memories with me.  

The announcement of the award can be found here.




雑然としていたLiquid Galaxyルームも,再レイアウトされ,使いやすくなりました。現在,Liquid Galaxyは修理手配中ですが,復旧後,特任助教の高田先生らが共同研究を進める場所として,活用されていくことと思います。