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© URL: http://www.digitalarti.com/blog/mcd/naoko_tosa_zenetic_computer_installation (14.08.2013).

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Information
Cite
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Archive of Digital Art (ADA). “Naoko Tosa - »ZENetic Computer«”. https://www.digitalartarchive.at/database/general/work/zenetic-computer.html (retrieved 2009-29-09). @online{ADAartistprofile, author = {Archive of Digital Art (ADA)}, title = {Naoko Tosa - »ZENetic Computer«}, url = {https://www.digitalartarchive.at/database/general/work/zenetic-computer.html}, urldate = {retrieved 2009-29-09}
Technology
Hardware
Key technolgies used to realize the system include a digital 3D sansui ink-painting engine which allows the users themselves to compose an ink painting to enter, a neural network engine which classifies the user´s "hidden personality" revealed in the ink painting into Buddhist Goun categories, and a dynamical chaos engine which is injected with signals from Goun categories and other user actions to generate high dimensional data for the context and evolution of the storytelling
Descriptions & Essays
ZENetic Computer is an interactive experience that evokes "self-awakening," a particular cognitive response to processing reality via subliminal consciousness. It uses stories portrayed in sumie (ink painting), haiku and kimono which display features of Eastern philosophy, and Zen in particular. Museum visitors create their own sumie and stories on large rice paper screen, while learning about Zen, Japanese art, and themselves. The artist guides visitors toward an altered mindstate. It is the collaborative work of Seigo Matsuoka, a director of Editorial Engineering Labs in Tokyo, and Naoko Tosa, a research fellow at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT. Music by Toshinori Kondo, an improvisational Jazz trumpeter. (http://ic.media.mit.edu/courses/mas878/shows/zenetic.html)
Literature
Tosa, Naoko. »Expression of Emotion, Unconsciousness with Art and Technology.« In Affective Minds, edited by Giyoo Hatano and Naoyuki Okada and Hiritaka Tanabe, 183-201. Philadelphia: Elsevier Science Health Science Division, 2000.
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