Tomohiro Okada

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Tomohiro Okada in July 2008

Tomohiro Okada (岡田智博) is an interdisciplinary creative and innovation developer, researcher, and policy maker, Director of Creative Cluster.[1] Since 1995 he nas been active in electronic media and creative innovation in Japan especially promoting young talent in new media art, interaction design as a researcher, producer, curator, writer and organizer of numerous intercreative productions, and policy designs for government and institutions for economic and industry and culture affairs. He has maden veorious policy paper for art and creative and civil development of veorious local govaments and agencys, lectured and held positions at various universities, and participated in conferences and symposia, and has worked as a consultant.

As a curator and producer Tomohiro OKADA created Fantasista series[2] (2005- Evolution Cafe, Electrical Fantasista, Creative Fantasista), the crucial independent new talent media art and innovative design exhibition, certification of "Emerging people in the field of Media Arts - 2010. Agency for Cultural Affairs (JAPAN)", "Cultural Promotiong Project - 2010 (Fine art). Tokyo Metropolitan Government". Tokyo Art Beat[3] magazine signed most wanted art show in Tokyo, 2008 summer,[4] by online reader voting.


Tomohiro OKADA is PhD of Tokyo University of the Arts in Arts Policy and Creative Industries and Innovation, graduated from The University of Tokyo with M.A. in information studies, and Kyushu Institute of Design with M.S. in visual art and design studies.

He has been the director of non profit new media culture and social development nationwide initiative, the Creative Cluster, NPO, in Japan, also the director of culture and ICT policy and planning consultancy company, Cool States Communications Laboratories of Tokyo.

He is also teaching Creative Economics and Creative and Art Management at Center of Creative City at Osaka City University as a researcher, Komazawa University and Atomi University (Tokyo) as a lecturer.


  • 2001 Ars Electronica 2001 takeover - A concept making for festival logo[5]
  • Global Media -OTAKU- (Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography), a coordinator and researcher
  • 2005 Evolution Cafe,[6] Exhibition of emaging media art and design, held in Yokohama, Japan - Procucer and curator[7]
  • 2006, 2008 Electrical Fantasista,[8] International exhibition of emaging media art and design, held in Yokohama, Japan - Procucer and curator[9][10]
  • 2007 Yokohama EIZONE, a creative festival by City of Yokohama - A curator for media art experiment "Digital Art Cool Summer"
  • 2008 Y Innovation
  • 2009 Media Arts in the World Mapping,[11] Information mapping for 12th Japan Media Arts Festival Exhibition - A researcher and editor
  • 2009 Creative Cafe OSAKA
  • 2010 Japan Media Arts Festival, Sapporo Exhibition
  • 2011 Creative Fantasista
  • 2014 Super Robot Exhibition (on Tokyo Designers Week EXPO 2014)


  1. ^ "Creative Cluster | クリエイティブクラスター". Retrieved 2015-12-06. 
  2. ^ "Creative Fantasista 2011 | クリエイティブ ファンタジスタ". Retrieved 2015-12-06. 
  3. ^ "東京のアート・デザイン展カレンダー | 東京アートビート | TAB" (in Japanese). 2014-04-17. Retrieved 2015-12-06. 
  4. ^ "Creative Fantasista 2011 - クリエイティブ ファンタジスタ". Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
  5. ^ Description by Ars Electronica Archive
  6. ^ "Evolution Cafe". Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
  7. ^ "Shift magazine "Evolution Cafe"". Shift Production. Retrieved March 2005.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  8. ^ "Creative Fantasista 2011 - クリエイティブ ファンタジスタ". Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
  9. ^ "Shift magazine "Electrical Fantasista 2006"". Shift Production. Retrieved March 2006.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  10. ^ "PingMag "Electrical Fantasista: New Media Art In Yokohama". Yes! Communications. Retrieved August 2008.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  11. ^ Watanabe, Hidenori. "Media Arts in the World Mapping". Rhizome. Retrieved 27 Jan 2009. 

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