PROTOTYPING IN TOKYO:A VISUAL STORY OF DESIGN-LED INNOVATION

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Clocks with arms that “hug” you when you walk by. Robots “born” fully formedwith spin-like vertebrae seamlessly crawling towards the future. Wooden archer dolls,ingeniously engineered to pluck arrows out of a quiverand shoot, crafted by a ninth-generation Japanese master craftsman. Forget Alexa. Forget Roomba. The technology of the future is about to get even more exciting… and emotional. Visitors to JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles will get a rare glimpse into the future at Prototyping In Tokyo: A Visual Story of Design-Led Innovation.World-renowned design engineerand University of Tokyo professor Shunji Yamanaka is giving Los Angeles a special treat as he shares theseprototypes from his Tokyo lab with the U.S.for the first time. Visitors learn the stories behind the prototypes, while also touching and interacting with select displays. The three core exhibit themes include: • Additive Manufacturing: 3D-printing taken to the next level, allowing engineers to create infinitely more complex prototypes with textures and the “feeling of the future.” • Bio-Likeness Robots: Beyond metal and motors, Japanese designers reveal a universal sense of life through cutting-edge, yet emotional,design. • Prosthetics:Various interpretations of the “expanded human body.”

When:

  • Fri, Aug 17, 2018 — Wed, Oct 10, 2018
  • 10:00 am — 8:00 pm

Where:

JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles
6801 Hollywood Blvd, 2nd Floor Gallery (next to the Gift Shop) Hollywood & Highland
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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