CHRONOLOGY OF SESSIONS
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Profile of Mr. Takemura, Principal of TAKEMURA-JUKU
PRINCIPAL OF TAKEMURA-JUKU
Scholar of media aesthetics; Director of QON Inc. Berlin; member of the Research Advisory Board of the Center for Study of Digital Life (CSDL). Prior to the current positions above, his professional experiences include Full-time Instructor, Media Theory and Modern Arts at Nihon University College of Art; Associate Professor of Kyoto University of Art and Design, Information Design; Founding Director of Research Center for Media Aesthetics of Kyoto University of Art and Design; Associate Professor, Institute of Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences at The University of Tokyo (Media Environment Studies); and Professor, Sapporo City University (School of Design). His research is specialized in the fields of media aesthetics, creative industries and transmedia design. Academic awards he has received include the “2003 Telecom Social Science Award of the Telecommunications Advancement Foundation” for his book entitled “The Future of Memory, Cultural Economy of Digital Archives (published by University of Tokyo Press), and the “2007 Award of Director-General of the Policy Bureau Hokkaido Bureau of Telecommunications” for the recognition of his contribution to the fields of creative asset development of local culture and local video content distribution studies). He currently resides in Berlin, Germany.