James Gilpin is currently studying Design Interactions at the Royal College of Art, London. His work sits in that grey area between Design and Science and he has just returned from Tokyo where he was visiting the Japan Media Arts Festi which gave him a pretty good overview of Japans creative output. James will be posting some of Tokyo’s designers and researchers working within this field that he met in the last week.
‘Tokyo may be known best for being culturally impenetrable but when you are able transcend the surface confusion you are instantly struck by the ingenuity of Japanese design. There are still very prevalent links with Japans traditional past which leads to some beautifully considered contemporary design.
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