HCII Seminar Series - Shunichi Kasahara
Researcher, Group leader at Sony Computer Science Laboratories
This presentation will be held remotely.
"Superception : Exploring new “Self” in the integration of humans and computers"
When computers and humans integrate, to what extent are we ourselves? Computers are already no longer tools of humans, but are gaining the ability to make decisions and actions beyond humans. Furthermore, with the phenomenal penetration of tele-conversation, tele-presence, and virtual space, we are already existing through computers. When humans integrate with such computers and acquire abilities and different bodies beyond our original human nature, to what extent will we be ourselves? Throughout my recent projects, I would like to explore what the “self” will be like when computers and humans will integrate.
Shunichi Kasahara Ph.D. Researcher, Group leader at Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc. Received his Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Information Studies from the University of Tokyo in 2017. He is leading “Superception” research: computational extension of human perception and investigation of the self in human-computer integration. The result of his research has been presented at the major international conferences in the fields of computer graphics, human-computer interaction, and media technology showcases. He also conducts interactive exhibitions and social implementation.