Hideo Iwasaki Lab
Laboratory for Molecular Cell Network & Biomedia Art,
Department of Electric Engineering and Bioscience,
Graduate School of Sciences and Engineering,
Waseda University; metaPhorest (Biological/Biomedia Art Platform)
2-2 Wakamatsu-cho, Shinjuku, Tokyo 162-8480, Japan
Email: hideo-iwasaki(a)waseda.jp :Please replace (a) with @ Activities and Members Publications
¡Dr. Shin-ichi Morita from The Sako Lab, RIKEN visited us and gave a talk on Raman spectrometry for biological studies. (2012.7.31)
¡The 11th metaPhorest Seminar
Prof. Shohei Yonemoto (Science Historian, The Grad Univ. for Advanced Studies)
"Hans Driesch as a singular point of modern natural philosophy"
(2012.7.27, Waseda University, TWIns 2) Flyer from here (pdf, in Japanese)
¡Mr. Tetsuo Hatakeyama at Kaneko Lab, University of Tokyo gave a talk. "Temperature compensation of circadian oscillation by enzymatic competition model"
(2012.7.13, TWIns 2F)
¡"bio-aesthetics" symposium, invited lecture (2011.12.18, Nagoya University)
- H. Iwasaki "Biomedia/Biological Art Platform: metaPhorest and Synthetic Aesthetics"
¡Japanese Society for Molecular Biology Workshop "Survival strategies of unicellular organisms - from a cell to population", invited lecture (2011.12.15, Yokohama)
- H. Iwasaki "Spatio-temporal pattern formations in cyanobacteria"
¡Species Biology Symposium, invited lecture (2011.12.11, Shizuoka, JP)
- H. Iwasaki "Spatio-temporal pattern formation dynamics in cyanobacteria"
¡Japanese Society for Chronobiology, (2011.11.24-25, Nagoya Univ.)
- N. Hosokawa and H. Iwasaki "Phase responses against different photoperiodic conditions in cyanobacteria"
- Y. Murayama et al. "Reconsideration of circadian rhythm arrest under low temperature"
¡Science Agora Workshop on Synthetic Biology (2011.11.19, MeSci)
¡Tokyo Designers Week 2011
(2011.11.1-11.6, Shinjuku, Tokyo)
Joint Exhibition "(Tamabi + Enzan Kobo) x Waseda metaPhorest x Keio SFC = Bio x FAB!"
-DIWO (do It wirh Others) project on "BioFab" compiling digital fabrication (FabLab), biomedia art, and food art. Thanks for visit from more than 5300 people!
¡Form Science Symposium (2011.6.17-19, Chiba Univ.)
- H. Iwasaki "Cyanobacterial biomedia art"
- Y. Fukasawa and H. Iwasaki "Colony pattern formations in motile cyanobacteria"
- J. Ishihara and H. Iwasaki "Heterocyst pattern formations"
¡Our bioaesthetics platform for biological/biomedia art has been renamed metaPhorest (2011.4)
¡A paper on biomedia art and synbio has been published in Japanese (2011.4.20)
- H. Iwasaki "Biomedia art: critical boundary between art and science"
¡A media artist, Juan Manuel Castro has joined us officially as a JSPS postdoc (2011.4.1)
¡We extend our most sincere sympathy to all who have suffered from the devastating damages caused by "the Pacific Coast of Tohoku Earthquake".
We also thank our friends and colleagues for many, many heart-warming and encouraging messages to us from abroad! Fortunately all the lab members and the families are OK. As we are still facing to some difficulties in our daily life and research activities for this moment, our responses to mails, phones or some other media can be delayed somehow, but please do not worry.
Again, all the lab members sincerely wish that safety of the sufferers will be restored quickly and the serious area will recover as soon as possible. (H. I., 2011.3.14)
¡SymbioticA Symposium "Unruly Ecology: Biodiversity and Art" (2010.11.26-11.28, Perth + Lake Clifton, Australia)
-H. Iwasaki "From cyanobacteria to synthetic cells: their time, shape and art"
¡Hideo visited SymbioticA (Univ. Western Australia) to collaborate with Mr. Oron Catts (Director, SymbioticA), based on a"Synthetic Aesthetics" program
(2010.11.24-12.7, Perth, Lake Clifton, Australia)
¡Japanese Society for Cell Synthesis Research 3.0(2010.11.12-13, Univ. Tokyo)
-Akihiro Kubota, Hideo Iwasaki, Toru Takahashi "bioart.jp: toward cultivating biomedia art community in Japan"
-We open a Japanese portal site of bioart/biological art/biomedia art, BIOART.JP
(Sorry, for this moment Japanese only, but we will try run its English version: Supported by a Grant-in-Aid from Japanese Ministry of Science, Education, Sports and Culture)
¡Scandinavian artists, Mr. Jakob Simonson and Ms. Elisif Hals visited us (2010.11.8)
¡A renowned chronobiologist, Prof. Dr. Serge Daan (Groningen Univ.) visited us (2010.11.2)
¡Dr. Shoji Takeuchi (BioMEMS researcher, Univ. Tokyo) visited us and gave a lecture (2010.10.30)
¡IDEO designers, Mr Will Carey (also a member of Synthetic Aesthetics) and Mr. Beto Lopez visited us (2010.10.16)
¡Hideo talked at the Friend Hischool, Tokyo, on biological timing and art (2010.10.12)
¡Drs Mitsumasa Hanaoka (Chiba Univ.) and Naoki Takai (Nagoya Univ.), cyanobacterial researchers, visited us (2010.10.6)
¡Solo exhibition of Kyoko Nakamura (Postdoc, artist-in-residency)
"Anatomy of orchids: lines of reproduction and death of slow slicing"
(2010.10.8-11.10 Boutique Geodesique, Nakameguro, Tokyo)
"Slow slicing: the third synthesis of time of Deleuze" (part)
¡A biological artist, Mr. Oron Catts (Director, SymbioticA, Univ. Western Australia), a design fellow, Ms. Daisy Ginsberg (Royal College of Arts, London), and a sociologist, Dr. Pablo Schyfter (Stanford Univ./Edinburgh Univ.) visited us for the "Synthetic Aesthetics" project (NSF-EPSRC)
¡Hideo Iwasaki Solo Exhibition
"Metamorphorest: dialogue between paper and bacteria" (2010.8-9, Galerie Wuensch, Linz, Austria)
c-artist-in-residence at Galerie Wuensch (aircube-project) 7.29-8.20
-exhibition opening 8.21, 7:00 pm
-special thanks to Ars Electronica Centre for the use of bacterial culture at Biolab, and Prof. K. Forchhammer (Tuebingen) for some strains
-also invited as a part of Light Art Biennial 2010
¡Selected as a residence memeber of the "Synthetic Aesthetics", an international art-science collaborative project on synthetic biology supported by NSF (USA) and EPSRC (UK) (2010.7.6).
A renowned biological artisit, Oron Catts (Univ. Western Australia, SymbioticA) and Hideo will be working together on the project.
¡New article published:
H. Iwasaki "Biomedia art: possibility of synthetic biology from an aesthetic view" (in Japanese)
Kagaku (Tokyo, Iwanami Press) July issue on synthetic biology, 747-754. (2010.7.1)
¡Hideo gave a talk in "Discussion on Bioart in Japan", @the leading bioart center, SymbioticA (directed by Oron Catts, Univ. Western Australia), with Akihiro Kubota (media art), Toru Takahashi (philosophy) and Soichiro Mihara (media art) (2010.4.23)
¡Frequent visit from various artists have visited us since Feb., includind Dr. Kyoko Nakamura (Tokyo Art Univ), Juan M. Castro (Tama Art Univ) and Erica Kaminishi (Tama Art Univ) for collaborative creation. (2010.3)
¡Science studies researcher, Masaki Nakamura (Osaka Univ) visited us (2010.3.8)
¡Finally, "Medicine and Art" Exhibition closed with more than 300,000 visitors successfully. "Victimless Leather" by Oron Catts supported by Hideo was removed from the Mori Art Museumi2009.11.26-2010.2.28j
Snap shot of collaboration by Oron and Hideo (2009.11)
¡Chronobiology Forum Tokyo (2010.2.13, Univ. of Tokyo)
*Tetsu Hatakeyama (M2) gave a talk.
¡Presentations for Master Theses (2010.1.28-29) and Graduation Theses (2010.2.3)
*Good works. Congratulations!
¡Featured on a Japanese monthly art journal "Art Notes (Bijutsu Techo)" (2010.2j
¡UK-Japan Synthetic Biology Workshop (2010.1.20-22, British Embassy, Tokyo)
*H. Iwasaki "Expression of life in contemporary biomedia art: an alternative 'synthetic' approach"
¡Seminar at the Plant Research Center, RIKEN (2010.1.12, Yokohamaj
*H. Iwasaki "Spatio-temporal pattern formations in cyanobacteria" (in English)
¡Invited talk, National Institute for Infectious Deseases (2010.1.8)
*H. Iwasaki "in lab Biomedia Art: Current State and Prospects"
¡Invited lecture, Chemical Biology Symposium on "Microbial Symbiosis and Chemisrty" (2009.12.25, Waseda Univ.)
*H. Iwasaki "Pattern formations in cyanobacteria"
¡JST PRESTO Meeting (2009.12.20-22, Tokyo)
¡Hideo performed visual art direction for the world premire of a contemporary musical theater piece, "Cello in an Isolated Island" (ex_dot 12)
Composed by Motoharu Kawashima, Cello: Tomoki Tai; Art direction: Hideo Iwasaki, Sound control: Sumihisa Arima (2009.12.21, Suginami City Hall, Tokyo) http://www.komp.jp/
Thanks for coming! It was an outstanding performance. My commentary for this art direction can be downloaded from here (sorry, only in Japanese)
¡Workshop on Molecular Biology of Cyanobacteria 2009(2009.12.4-5, Kazusa Research Institute)
*Kushige, Iwamori, Matsuoka, Kugenuma, Iwasaki "Spatio-temporal pattern formations in Anabaena sp. PCC 7120"
*Hatakeyama, Hosokawa, Iwasaki "Photoperiodic gene expression in bacteria?"
*Iwasaki, Inoue, Castro "Biomedia art using cyanobacteria and its aesthetics"
¡A renowned biomedia (tissue culture) artist, Dr. Oron Catts (West Australia University, Biological Art COE "SymbioticA", Director) gave an aesthetic workshop and talk (2009.12.3). Oron briefly worked in our lab for presentation of his biomedia artwork, "Victimless Leather" at the Mori Art Museum ("Medicine and Art" Exhibition, 2009.11.26-2010.2.28)
¡Science Agora 2009: group exhibition on biomedia art project with Tama Art University (2009.10.31-11.3, MeSci, Tokyo, Japan)
*Artists: Hideo Iwasaki, Akihiro Kubota, Emiko Inoue, Mio Iizawa, Emi Yamamoto, Shigeki Uchiyama
¡Annual Meeging for Japanese Society for Cell Synthesis Research: Hideo served as a chief of program committee, and chairs an open symposium on "Expanding Biomedia Art: Welcome to the Labirynth!" (2009.10.1-3, University of Tokyo, Tokyo)
¡Shunsuke, Nori, Hiroko and Hideo attended ISPP2009i2009.8.9-14, Montreal, Canadaj
¡Tomo Watanabe (Assist. Prof., Tokyo Agricultural Univ.) visited us and gave a seminar: "Stress responses in cyanobacteria" (2009.6.9, Waseda Univ.)
¡Japanese Society for Developmental Biology (2009.5.28-31, Niigata, Japan): Ishihara, Iwamori, Asai, kawai, Shoji and Iwasaki "Quantitative observation of cell differentiation patterning in multicellular cyanobacteria using micro-device engineering"
¡Emiko and Hideo presented our artworks and gave a talk at "MAKE! Tokyo Meeting 03": collaboration with Akihiro Kubota (media artist, Tama Art Univ.) (2009.5.23-24, Tokyo)
¡NEW! "Systems Biology: The Challenge of Complexity" (Eds. Ditty, Mackey, JohnsonÒ) has been published from Springer. Hideo contributed to the chapter "A posttranslational chemical circadian oscillator in cyanobacteria" (2009.5)
¡iGEM Tokyomembers visited our lab, and started some experiments (2009.5.16)
¡10th SICF: Hideo was invited to present some hybrid art piece combining abstract papercutting and bacterial movies. (2009.5.2-5.5, Spiral Hall, Aoyama, Tokyoj
¡Hideo's biomedia art project was introduced on the Nikkei Newspaper article(2009.4.7)
¡Hideo was invited to present hybrid art combining papercut and biomedia movies at the 10th Havana Biennial (2009.3.27-4.24, Havana, Cuba)
¡The first monograph on bacterial circadian biology, "Bacterial Circadian Programs"iDitty, Mackey, JohnsonÒjwas released. Hideo wrote the Chapter 9 "Factors involved in transcriptional output from the Kai-protein-based circadian oscillator" (2009.4)
¡Head ofA*STAR, Lim Chuan Poh visited our lab and institute (2009.3.16)
¡The 4th Bioculture Seminar: Makoto Hayashi (Science history, Bioethics, Kogakuin Univ.) gave a talk on "CELL from outsiders". it was really stimulating! Hideo co-chaired with Toru Takahashi (Philosophy, Waseda Univ.) (2009.1.17, TWIns, Waseda Univ.) flyer
¡Hideo joined and gave comments on graduation exhibition of labs of Akihiro Kubota and Seiko Mikami at Tama Art University. (2009.1.14)
¡Shoji Takeuchi (Micro-device engineering, Univ. Tokyo) visited us and gave a lecture (2008.12.13)
¡Tetsuya Yomo (Synthetic Biology/Experimental evolution biology, Osaka Univ.) visited our lab and gave a lecture
¡Nanao joined our group as a secretary (2008.11.20)
¡Japanese Society for Chronobiology (2008.11.8-9@Okayama University): *Hosokawa, Kikuchi, Hatakeyama, Iwasaki "Transcriptional circuit for cyanobacterial dark-induced genes"; *Matsuoka, Kushige and Iwasaki "Clock control in Anabaena sp. PCC 7120"
¡Daisuke Kiga(Synethetic biology, Tokyo Tech) gave a lecture (2008.10.25)
¡Japanese Society for Cell Synthesis Research Meeting 1.0 (2008.10.16-17@ Osaka Univ.): *Hideo Iwasaki "in lab biomedia art as an interdisciplenary field"; *Emiko Inoue and Hideo Iwasaki "Biomaterial as media in contemporary art"; *Karaushi, Kobe, Aono, Edamura and Iwasaki "Synthetic analysis on cyanobacterial circadian system"; *Iwamori, Asai, Kawai, Ishihara, Shoji, Iwasaki "Regular pattern formation of multicellular cyanobacteria under micro-culture conditions"