Computational Creativity and Beyond

COMPANY

Company
Qosmo, Inc.
Foundation
April 1, 2009
Address
SP15 EBISU 3F, 3-28-2 Ebisu
Shibuya, Tokyo, JAPAN
150-0013
Tel
03-6459-3282
Fax
03-6459-3481
Mail
contact@qosmo.jp
Executive
Nao Tokui
External Board Member
Alexander Reeder
(Art and Program, Inc.)
Business Outline
  • iPhone / Android Application
  • Data Analysis
  • Media Architecture
  • Wearable Computing
  • Sound Design
  • Interacvtive Sound System
Profile
Established in 2009, Qosmo uses algorithms in the process of creation to reveal new forms of expression. The name “Qosmo”, derived from “cosmos”, holds meaning in two extremes, “the order of the universe” and an “ornamental flower”. Their recent work incorporates artificial intelligence and algorithmic design with the motto “Computational Creativity and Beyond”.

MEMBER

Nao Tokui

徳井 直生Nao Tokui

Founder / CEO of Qosmo Inc. , PhD of Engineering

http://www.naotokui.net/

PhD (Engineering)
He received his Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo researching artificial intelligence and human-computer interaction. He has been actively working in the field of interactive art and music based on his research expertise and insights. After pursuing his research and creative interest in several laboratories in Japan and Europe, he founded Qosmo in 2009 with his fellow researchers and artists to deploy their ideas in the real world and market.

His current vision is to build simple softwares fostering human creativity and imagination; invaluable in our fast-changing, complex world.

Toru Urakawa

浦川 通Toru Urakawa

Programmer

http://toruurakawa.com/

Born 1988. After completing studies at the Department of Pure and Applied Mathematics at the Graduate School of Fundamental Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Toru Urakawa graduated from the 2014 Fall Class at the School for Poetic Computation (SFPC). He joined Qosmo while still enrolled in university and has been involved in the production of mobile applications and the design of stage production systems as a programmer.

In recent years, his manifold activities are inspired by a particular interest in articles of daily use and their translation into media that functions in everyday life.

Miyu Hosoi

細井 美裕Miyu Hosoi

Assistant

http://miyuhosoi.com/

A graduate from the Faculty of Policy Management at Keio University, Hosoi focused on ethnic music and singing. Her interest in this stems from joining her High School Choir and brings with it an exposure to contemporary choral music. The choir has won international awards such as the Gold Prize at the Busan Choral Festival in South Korea and national competitions in Japan.

She joined Qosmo also as a voice player, performing in some sound installations/albums both in Japan and abroad.

Shoya Dozono

堂園 翔矢Shoya Dozono

Visual Researcher

http://shoyadozono.com/

Born in Tokyo, Japan 1988. After graduating from the Faculty of Design, Tokyo Zokei University, Dozono completed his Masters degree at Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences in Gifu. He joined Qosmo in September 2016.

Since 2013, Dozono has worked as a visual programmer for Hiroaki Umeda’s dance and audio visual pieces. He also creates visual art and develops software in collaboration with Professor Koji Hashimoto of Osaka University.

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