AI, Robotics, Cities, Life – How Humanity Will Live Tomorrow

19 November 2019 – March 29 2020

Mori Art Museum
106-6150 Tokyo, Minato City, Roppongi, 6 Chome−10−1,
Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 53

See 5 of Amy Karle’s artworks in group exhibition.
Complimenting the exhibition, Amy Karle will also be speaking at Innovative City Forum.

New advances in science and technology now have a significant influence on many aspects of our lives. In the near future, people may start to leave much of their everyday decision-making to artificial intelligence, which will then supersede human intelligence; potentially ushering in huge changes to our society and lifestyles. Another development, that of blockchain technology, looks set to build new levels of trust and value into our social systems, while advances in biotechnology will have a major impact on food, medicine, and the environment. It is also possible that one day, we humans will be able to extend our physical functions, and enjoy longer life spans. The effect of such changes may not be necessarily and universally positive, yet surely we need to at least acquire a vision of what life may look like in the next 20-30 years, and ponder the possibilities of that new world. Doing so will also spark fundamental questions about the nature of affluence and of being human, and what constitutes life.

This exhibition will contemplate – through the latest scientific and technological developments in fields such as artificial intelligence, biotechnology, robotics and augmented reality as well as art, design and architecture spawned by these advances – how human beings, their lives, and the environmental issues may look in the not-too-distant future.

Nanjo Fumio, Curator of the Future and the Arts exhibition; Senior Advisor, Mori Art Museum discussing Amy Karle’s artworks (in Japanese)

3D Walkthrough of the exhibition:

Future and the Arts: AI, Robotics, Cities, Life – How Humanity Will Live Tomorrow, consists of five sections: “New Possibilities of Cities;” “Toward Neo-Metabolism Architecture;” “Lifestyle and Design Innovations;” “Human Augmentation and Its Ethical Issues;” and “Society and Humans in Transformation,” showcasing over 100 projects/works. The exhibition will aim to encourage us to contemplate cities, environmental issues, human lifestyles and the likely state of human beings as well as human society – all in the imminent future, via cutting-edge developments in science and technology including AI, biotechnology, robotics, and AR (augmented reality), plus art, design, and architecture influenced by all these. (Text from Mori Art Museum)

Curated by:
Nanjo Fumio (Senior Advisor, Mori Art Museum)
Kondo Kenichi (Curator, Mori Art Museum)
Tokuyama Hirokazu (Associate Curator, Mori Art Museum)
Honor Harger (Executive Director, ArtScience Museum, Singapore)

Curatorial Advisors:
SymbioticA, The University of Western Australia
The Mori Memorial Foundation

Artists & Projects:

Amy Karle

Aida Makoto

Memo Akten

Alibaba Group Exhibition Hall Greeting Team


Archiphilia Project Team (TAKENAKA CORPORATION)

Guy Ben-Ary

Bjarke Ingels Group

Zackary Canepari and Drea Cooper

Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr

Dan K Chen

Matthieu Cherubini

Sebastian Cox and Ninela Ivanova

Simon Denny


Endo Ken

Entertainment Robot aibo


Foster + Partners

Vincent Fournier

Future Cities in Movies (Igarashi Taro)

Gramazio Kohler Architects

Agi Haines

Michael Hansmeyer

Hasegawa Ai


Hugh Herr

Ikegami Laboratory, The University of Tokyo; Intelligent Robotics Laboratory (Ishiguro Lab.), Osaka University; Justine Emard; Keiichiro Shibuya

Bjarke Ingels and Jakob Lange

Klarenbeek and Dros

Helen Knowles

Elena Knox

Li Shan


Rafael Lozano-Hemmer in collaboration with Krzysztof Wodiczko

MAD Architects

Achim Menges / Institute for Computational Design and Construction

Morimura Yasumasa

Morohoshi Daijiro

MX3D and Joris Laarman Lab

Nakazato Yuima

New-Territories / François Roche

Next Nature Network

Nissan Intelligent Mobility × Art Project



Neri Oxman and The Mediated Matter Group

Patricia Piccinini

Pomeroy Studio

Daan Roosegaarde

Diemut Strebe


Tezuka Osamu

The Living / David Benjamin

The Why Factory / Delft University of Technology

Patrick Tresset

Mike Tyka

Vincent Callebaut Architectures


Women’s Technology Association (Wotech)

XTU Architects

Yakushimaru Etsuko

Yamanashi Tomohiko + Loose Interface Project Team (NIKKEN SEKKEI)