Nahomi Maki

Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the ArtsLecturer*Profile is at the time of the award.

2019Inamori Research GrantsHumanities & Sociology

Research topics
A study on drawing method and spatial perception in 360-degree and stereoscopic video
The purpose of this research is to discover a new expression technique that stimulates human spatial perception by investigating changes in and effects on spatial and depth perception that may be caused by differences in drawing methods in the field of 360-degreee and stereoscopic videos, which have been attracting attention in recent years. As evidenced by the fact that the 360-degree video category was established at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017 and the Annecy Festival -- the world’s largest animation film festival -- in 2016, 360-degree video has become a highly influential medium in the field of video art. Such 360-degree video is a form of video that allows viewers to look around with a wide perspective, rather than the passive viewing of two-dimensional videos such as that of conventional television and motion pictures. On the other hand, stereoscopy is a technique for creating the illusion that objects in two separate videos exist in the same space by taking advantage of the parallax between the left and right eyes of the viewer. The recent debut of head-mounted displays has made it possible to experience the two techniques at the same time. This proposed research is intended to develop a novel form of spatial perception for advanced visual media that stimulates the viewing sensation of humans.

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I have experienced a great feeling of honor to have been selected by the Inamori Foundation, which has supported so many research projects. I will certainly renew my determination to pursue my goals, which are to communicate the possibilities and joy of new visual expressions made possible by cutting-edge media.

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