Tetsuaki BABA, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Division of Indutrial Art, Faculty of System Design, Tokyo Metropolitan University
His research focuses on Interaction Design and Media Art. His works and researches, such as musical instruments, experimental devices,gadgets, educational materials and so on, are located in the area of fusion of product design and media art. He received Ph.D. degrees in art and technology from Kyushu University, Japan, in 2009. He is an associate professor at Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo, Japan. One of his work “Freqtric Drums” is a device that turns users into musical instruments so that users can not only play the instruments but also communicate with the others by touching each other. Through digital technology, Freqtric Drums allows participants to simultaneously enjoy music and skin contact communication and is corrected by art/science centre all over the world as a permanent correction. He is the member of ACM, IPSJ, ADADA, VRSJ.