Daito Manabe / Rhizomatiks Research

A member of Tokyo’s Rhizomatiks creative collective, Daito has participated in various projects that made use of his programming skills, across a range of genres and fields. His face performance Face visualizer, instrument and copy has been invited by about 30 music/art/film festivals, such as at Sonar Festival (Balcelona) and Transmediale (Berlin). He also devotes his energies to educational activities such as workshops in various countries, including at MIT Media Lab and Fabrica. In addition, he has participated as a presenter in the openFrameworks Developer Meeting and at cycling ’74 Expo. He served as a member of the judging panel for the 2009 Prix Ars Electronica in the Digital Music category, and received the 2011 Award of Distinction in the Interactive Art category. Daito has won the Japan Media Arts Festival Excellence Prize twice and has been recommended by the jury on seven occasions.