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"Points" is a work that traces the audience's image using a system consisting of a 3D camera and a compressed air pistol. The programme calculates the edges around the visitor using the depth data obtained from the camera, and makes them into a sequence of targets for the pistol. The system uses the famous mathematical combinatorial optimisation problem known as the "traveller problem" to calculate the optimum paths of the two high resolution actuators that control the compressed air pistol.
Working across different fields including art, design and research, Daito Manabe has approached and redefined existing media and technologies from their own unique angles. Instead of using technologies to achieve an ever “higher-resolution” illusionistic reality, his works aim at rediscovering the beauty of transient events through careful observations and exploration of the basic properties of body, computer and computer programming.
Motoi Ishibashi studied control system engineering at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, followed by mechanical engineering and image processing engineering at the International Academy of Media Arts and Science in Gifu, Japan. Today, Ishibashi is pursuing new artistic methods in embracing the visual environment as well as devising engineering solutions for art production and public interactive spaces. He is the founder of DGN Co. and the geek laboratory 4nchor5 la6, co-run by Daito Manabe since 2008.