Media Artist, Academic Specialist of SEKISUI HOUSE – KUMA LAB

Shoko KIMURA is born in Aomori, Japan. She graduated from Nihon University, College of Engineering, and completed the School of Knowledge Science at Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST). Currently, she works as an Academic Specialist at The University of Tokyo and in the doctoral program of Computer Science, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology. After working for a major train company, she worked in Singapore. She was a researcher at Yamagata University, in charge of technology at a digital fabrication facility staff, and in charge of the AI and robotics division of an IT company. Her interests are Kansei Engineering, Digital fabrication, Interaction, Affective Computing, and Media art. His hobbies are Fashion, Art, EDM, and Cycling.

Instagram: @shoko_1912


Q1: How are you collaborating with SEKISUI HOUSE-KUMA LAB?

Q2: What is in your photo?
A2: My favorite books and anime figures.

Q3: Please let us know if the photo contains something worth mentioning.
A3: Jonh Hathway, Electric Lollyta, Cyber Akihabara, Electric Arice

Q4: Tell us about your recent interests.
A4: My research interests include Kansei Engineering and Digital Fabrication and Interaction. I am enthusiastic about creating works for the show at SIGGRAPH, the world’s premier international conference in the field of computer graphics.

Q5: How do you want to be part of SEKISUI HOUSE – KUMA LAB?
A5: I believe that the Japanese construction industry will become more innovative and interesting if we can produce people who understand digital fabrication and can create their tools.
I hope that the SEKISUI HOUSE – KUMA LAB will produce architectural talents who have both great ideas and intelligence.