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AXIS Vol.140

2009 July - August
Cover Photographer: Yoshiaki Tsutsui
Feature
Feature

Project Report— Seeking the Next key Concepts

Introduced here are numerous projects slated for the second half of 2009 to 2010 by designers, architects, companies, and associations and local governing bodies overflowing with creative minds. We also include projects still in the planning stages. We search for key concepts and hints that will lead to the next era of creation by exploring the latest projects of persistently creative people and take a look at how they attempt new challenges.

Cover Interview
Cover Interview

Yugo Nakamura

While popularity is growing in the world of the Internet for community sites such as SNS that allow users to share their concerns and interests through the medium of language, Yugo Nakamura’s work transcends the language barrier by using design as a node to connect people. I talked with this top creator in the world of interface design who wants to develop that gateway not according to narrow originality but as something that can be shared more deeply.

Topics
Topics

Design born of the concept of nonlinearity

Nonlinear science is gaining significance as a new academic field to cope with our complex and diversified world. Will it become a key factor in opening up a new paradigm for design? We explore its possibilities while introducing the work and comments by three creators concerned with this theme.

The future of technology and design
The future of technology and design

Development of applications that design ways to feel the world

While being active as a DJ and musician, Nao Tokui develops applications that change the relationship between people, sound and environment in his pursuit of a new form of music. I asked him about his goals.

Gentle Cultivators of Life
Gentle Cultivators of Life

The Clown Revolution of Love and Peace

Many people have heard of Patch Adams, the American doctor who founded the Gesundheit Institute1, an organization that provides free medical care with human warmth and humor in contrast with the typical impersonal money-orientated approach. In addition to his activity at the institute, Adams is also developing proactive volunteer activities and lectures at hospitals, orphanages, and refugee camps around the world.