“We are now faced with the problem of “digital death”. Even if your body passes away, your presence may be sustained by information archived in digital space, such as social media, and even by AI.” – Amy Karle
DEATH-LIFE Process＿In 2050, the boundaries of life and death become more vague, and we have digital remains.
“SPHENOIDS” is one of works focusing on the functional beauty of Amy’s bones. A beautiful butterfly “bone” in the shape of a butterfly inside a human skull is shaped by outputting it from a real 3D scan data using a 3D printer. The sphenoid houses the pituitary gland and holds the sinus. credit: Amy Karle
DEATH-LIFE Introduction-Roppongi Hills over tombs. Animism and the present of death seen in Aoyama cemetery
The discussion theme for the “DEATH-LIFE TOKYO” team is the future life and death of Tokyo, one of the most aging cities in the world. Tokyo’s aging rate (percentage of the elderly population in the population) is estimated to reach 23.2% in 2020 and 33.7% in 2060 (*). In addition, some researchers believe that the life expectancy will reach 100 years by 2045 due to advances in medical technology and so on.
Future Summit Tokyo: Over three days—May 25-27, 2018—selected participants convened in the Tokyo Midtown Atrium to consider Tokyo as the laboratory of the future. What are the prospects of life and death in the city with the most rapidly aging society? How is fashion developing in one of the world’s most technologically progressive cities? And what is the relationship between the public and private spheres in a megalopolis in which there are hardly any public spaces?
On May 25th, the 3-day event “Future Innovators Summit TOKYO (Future Innovators Summit Tokyo)” (hereinafter referred to as FIS TOKYO), held in Tokyo Midtown, marked the first day. This is a report on the opening session consisting of a short speech and a panel discussion at “Kick Off Day.”
FIS Tokyo 2018 will be held for the first time outside Austria from May 25th to 27th. The theme is “to make Tokyo” lab “. FIS Tokyo 2018 closes the application for participants on February 28th. Now that it has been about three months left, I will discuss how FIS Tokyo will become a laboratory in Tokyo, with an interview with Taniko Tako, who works as a facilitator at FIS.