SHOES ORは、靴による人工生命への実験的アプローチ作品です。靴という人間に履かれることで意味を持つ道具から、主体である人間を取り除き完全な無機物とした上で、音やインタラクション、複数個体による社会性など、人工生命を構成するいくつかの要素をインストールすることで、プレゼンスを表現している。池上高志、落合陽一らを審査員に迎えて開催された『3331α Art Hack Day 2016 にてインスタレーション作品 'SHOES OR' が最優秀作品賞を受賞。

Experimental approach artificial life create with shoes.

"SHOES OR" is an experimental approach to artificial life which uses shoes as a medium.According to Professor Takashi Ikegami, Information Science at the University of Tokyo.The idea of artificial life is the existence created by behavior that feels life without holding any organic functional or structural life such as cells / body tissues.We aim to update the definitions of life through this approach.

"SHOES OR" won the top prize at 3331α Art Hack Day 2016.

Supported by FOSTEX.
In Collaboration with ALife Lab.





1.Sense of Presence

The sound emitted by motors and shoes movements construct complicated situations.This situation creates presence.It offers feeling of something being present.




2.Experience of Presence

SHOES OR is an experience focused interactive installation.Audiences can enter the space referred as the stage, they are surrounded by sound with vibrations and experience the feeling of the presence created by the whole environment.



3.Communicate with Artificial life

Various and complex Shoes movement create unexpected interaction with audiences.It also causes changing of human behaviors.We noticed communications between shoes and human based on this observations.It proves that feedback loop occurs in this situation.


Top Prize

3331α ArtHackDay 2016