• Dr. Rabbit’ s lecture on radioactivity
  • Radiation in food map
  • Dr. Rabbit’ s lecture on radioactivity
  • Radiation in food map
  • Dr. Rabbit’ s lecture on radioactivity
  • Radiation in food map

Interactive Fukushima Project

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The Great East Japan Earthquake that occurred on March 11, 2011, and subsequently occurring Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident caused tremendously serious damage and left a long-lasting emotional scar on the Japanese people.

In particular, the power plant accident thrust upon us the fundamental question “Who owns the information?” The people were confused at that time since many evacuees were exposed to needless radiation because the government did not disclose information immediately after the accident or since various specialists spoke about the radiation exposure from different positions. Even now, one cannot say that the government or Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has fulfilled their accountability to the Japanese people regarding the cause of the accident.


However, even now, the effects of the accident are ongoing with about 230 thousand evacuees (as of January 2015) by the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Software Design Laboratory, the Department of Interactive Media, Tokyo Polytechnic University, led by Yasushi Noguchi, has been working since 2014 to visualize the radiation contamination issue by taking full advantage of web technologies. Here the achievements are summarized.


Works

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Dr. Rabbit’s lecture on radioactivity

■Dr. Rabbit’s lecture on radioactivity

Basic knowledge of radioactivity, which is often difficult to understand, is explained with familiar illustrations and interactive tools. The target is high school students or older.
This was created through the collaborative work of the faculty staff and students.
Interactive map: Survey of radioactive substances in foods

■Interactive map: Survey of radioactive substances in foods

It is an information map combining survey results of radioactive substances in foods in Japan released independently by the Ministry of Health,Labour and Welfare and Tokyo Electric Power Company.
Standard levels of cesium in various institutions of different countries including Japan, presented in the period from the Chernobyl accident until now, can be compared.
Official Site: http://foodradiation.org/map/index_e.html/
Some Questions about Nuclear

■Some Questions about Nuclear

Yasushi Noguchi who is an instuctor as well as artist has created the project composed of two parts. One is the interview footages which has been taken by the author since 2012. The other is the inspection map of radioactive substances in food in Japan, which is an interactive map created by integrating the data released from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and TEPCO.

Exhibition

Exhibitions of the survey map of radioactive substances in food and Dr. Rabbit’s lecture on radioactivity, illustration and diagrams of their production processes, interview videos taken in India, Vietnam, and Japan, and other works related to the nuclear power problems and radioactivity problems will all be released.


Venue: 1st Floor Gallery, 3rd Building, Nakano Campus, Tokyo Polytechnic University

http://www.t-kougei.ac.jp/static/file/map_nakano140620.pdf

Time & Date: March 6 (Fri) - 21 (Sat), 2015 / 12:00~19:00 (12:00 - 17:00 on the last day)

Admission: free

* The gallery is closed on holiday and Sunday

Staff

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  • Yasushi Noguchi (Project Leader, Associate Professor of The Department of Interactive Media)

  • Yutaro Osawa (Master's 1st Year)
  • Kohei Mikami (Master's 1st Year)
  • Kexin Chen (Master's 1st Year)
  • SEINO (Doctoral 3rd Year)

  • Yuki Ando (Undergraduate 3rd Year)
  • Shintaro Mizoi (Undergraduate 3rd Year)
  • Kanna Goto (Undergraduate 3rd Year)

  • All members are the instructor and students of The Department of Interactive Media

■Dr. Rabbit’s lecture on radioactivity

  • Project Direction: Yutaro Osawa, Kexin Chen, Kohei Mikami, Yasushi Noguchi
  • The support of the direction: Tadashi Ogawa, Atsuhi Muta
  • Illustration: Eri Kamei
  • Programming: Yutaro Osawa, Kohei Mikami

■The Interactive Map of the Survey of radioactive substances in foods

  • Project Direction / Installation / Software Development: Yasushi Noguchi
  • Database Team
  • Yuki Ando, Yutaro Osawa, Kohei Mikami, Shintaro Mizoi, Yasushi Noguchi

■Some Questions about Nuclear

  • Project Direction / Installation / Software Development
  • Yasushi Noguchi

  • Database Team
  • Yuki Ando, Yutaro Osawa, Kohei Mikami, Shintaro Mizoi, Yasushi Noguchi

  • Documentation Video
  • Hideto Miyuki

  • Photography
  • Yuichiro Tanaka

  • Interviewees
  • Amudha & Bhuvaneshwari, Mizuho Fukushima, Nguyen Thi Hoa, Chieko Igari, Takee Igari, Hitomi Kamanaka, Hiroaki Koide, Nguyen Li Nihh, Hideo Oguro, Lydia Powell, Nguyen Khac Phong, V. Pugazhendhi, Syu Saito, Yuka Saito, Kumar Sundaram, Kazue Shiino, Sumilhra, S. P. Udayakumar, Vedagiri, K. Valarmathi

  • Acknowledgment
  • Prayas Abhinav, Yuki Ando, Kexin Chen, Arati Chokshi, Toshiaki Horie, Kinuko Iizuka, Ayaka Ishii, Neeraj Jain, Nityanand Jayaraman, Tatsuki Kengaku, Shinobu Masubuchi, Kohei Mikami, Shintaro Mizoi, Misato Muto, Yutaro Osawa, Emiko Otsuka, Sharath Chandra Ram, Anders Sandell, Kazue Shiino, Misaki Watanabe, Misaki Yokosuka

  • Special Thanks
  • Kazue Shiino, Shinobu Masubuchi

■Exhibition

  • Project Direction: Yasushi Noguchi
  • Space Design: Shintaro Mizoi
  • Sign Design: Kanna Goto
  • Promotion: Shintaro Mizoi, Kanna Goto
  • Photography: Yuichiro Tanaka

    ■Website

  • Design/Programming: Kanna Goto

Contact

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■Office

  • Software Design Laboratory,
  • the Department of Interactive Media (Person in Charge: Noguchi)

  • Mail: noguchi45213_at_int.t-kougei.ac.jp
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