“radioactive live soundscape ” was held at UTokyoNY from January 28, 2021 to March 31, 2022, hosted by the Center for Spatial Information Science, the University of Tokyo.
In this event, our aim was to provide visitors to UTokyo NY real-time experience of the research activities of the University of Tokyo being carried out in the natural environment of the difficult-to-return zone (Namie-cho, Futaba-gun, Fukushima Prefecture), caused by the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station following the Great East Japan Earthquake, through an audiovisual design interface. Our aim was also to further improve the presence of our university in the international community by conveying the situation of difficult-to-return zones, which is difficult to obtain information from overseas, through the research activities conducted by researchers at the University of Tokyo. The results of this event were used as teaching materials at the ICT & Multimedia Design Studio in the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences. In 2021, it was also used as a teaching material in an online class with Israel's National School of Art (Professor Moshe Oren, Bezalel Institute of Arts and Design). Furthermore, it was exhibited in 2021 at the Japan Institute of Design Promotion "The Great East Japan Earthquake on the Good Design Award: Design for Reconstruction and New Life".
It was also exhibited and selected for the UNIVERSAL DESIGN competition 2021 held online at the Institute for Universal Design in Germany in 2021.
In September 2021, it received the Docomo Mobile Science Award (Excellence Award in Social Science Category).