• Parallel Session B-5
  • Co-design
  • Panel

Creative Informatics for the Earth

Wednesday 15 Nov 2017
3F Geo-Cosmos Stage

Session Concept:
In order to help people discover new perspectives of the Earth, we have been trying to collect a wide range of global data and to develop new methods for visualising them in collaboration with a variety of stakeholders. To achieve this goal, we engage in the following activities:
1. Collecting many types of scientific data related to the Earth – cooperation with scientists and research institutions
2. Collecting various social data – cooperation with companies
3. Developing new attractive visualisation methods – cooperation with creators
In this session, we will show some specific examples of cooperation with these stakeholders, and will discuss the roles of science museums in creating new points of view of the Earth and its sustainability.


Hitoshi Matsuoka
Principal Investigator of Science Communication, Miraikan


Hitoshi Matsuoka
Principal Investigator of Science Communication, Miraikan
Hitoshi Matsuoka is in charge of collecting scientific data, developing visualization methods for effective communication and creating strong partnerships with research institutions in Japan and abroad. He will present an overview on how are scientific data used for communicating science in Miraikan.
Daisuke Matsuoka
Scientist, Center for Earth Information Science and Technology (CEIST), Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)/PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
Daisuke Matsuoka is a researcher at the Japanese Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC). His research interests include data visualisation, statistical analysis, and machine learning with applications in geosciences.
Synichi Yamamoto
Artist/Creative Director, omnibus japan
Gopal Shah
Product Manager, Google Earth, Google
United States