Akira Nakayasu

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Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • Kanazawa College of Art, Kobe Design University, Associate Professor


  • Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan



  • Akira Nakayasu (born 1973) is an interactive artist, projection designer, and an educator based in Kanazawa, Japan. He graduated from Kyushu Institute of Technology, where he earned Bachelor of Engineering in 1996, and received Ph.D in Design from Kyushu University in 2013. As an educator, he is currently Associate Professor at Kanazawa College of Art. He works across digital media art and robotics, and collaborates with the theatrical world, contemporary music and dance. He recently focuses on a life-like expression using robotics, and is inspired by a wiggling tentacle of the sea anemone and by grass blowing in the wind. His works always use proprietary developed shape-memory alloy actuators to realize a life-like movement.

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