Qosmo is a group of artists, researchers, designers, and programmers. We work on digital art and research into cutting-edge technology, such as artificial intelligence. We are also involved in the development of artworks commissioned by companies and organizations.
Why is art necessary for technology development and business?
We believe that as digital technology, especially AI technology, is becoming more prevalent, solutions are becoming commodities.
The more you strive for optimization, the narrower the range of answers that are considered suitable. Everybody gets the same answer if everybody seeks the optimum.
The value lies in differences. Commoditized optimal solutions are sure to bring price competition. In this society and business world, it is not the optimal solution that has value, but novel perspectives that help to find a unique problem.
As McLuhan said, the artist is like the honest kid in the story of "The Barefoot king." To the eyes of the courtiers who had conformed to the environment, the king was perfectly dressed. Only the open-minded kid could see the truth: the king was naked. We wanted to remain a group of "bandits" that doubt conventions.
Of course, the mindset alone is not enough. The ability to execute and implement ideas is critical.
The works we have created to date have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art(MoMA) in New York, Barbican Centre in London, and other venues. We got invited to perform at the keynote of Google I/O in 2019. In the academic field, we have co-organized a workshop on AI and creativity at NeurIPS, one of the most prominent international conferences on AI. Based on these achievements, we have been working with leading Japanese and foreign companies.
We see things differently from the artists' point of view.
We develop novel methods based on the expertise of researchers.
We execute with advanced skills of programmers and designers.
We are Qosmo.
Algorithms extend the creation.
Humans further enhance and reshape it.
An endless cycle of creativity emerges.
At this interplay of processes,
Surfing on the swell of human and machine creation,
Is where the unique creativity of Qosmo resides.
April 1, 2009
REVE Nakameguro 2F, 1-13-14 Kamimeguro Meguro, Tokyo, JAPAN （c/o Dentsu Craft Tokyo）
CEO : Nao Tokui
External Board Member : Alexander Reeder (Art and Program, Inc.)
Qosmo is collaborating with the following universities and research institutes on various research and development projects.
- Interface Culture (Linz, Austria)
- Keio University SFC