NHK Plus Cross Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
March 14 – 31, 2021
Since 2018, NHK and Ars Electronica Futurelab have been collaborating on the new possibilities of 8K technology and its social and cultural impact. Under the theme of “8K Future Projects,” we have created new media for social togetherness in “8K Platz,” new scales of media content in “8K Life Scale,” and new possibilities of viewing experiences in “8K Cascade.”
“Resonant Media – Possibilities of 8K Visualization” takes a scientific and artistic approach to explore the new possibilities of 8K from diverse perspectives. By utilizing the ultra-high resolution and realism of 8K technology, it is now possible to visualize new details, provide new knowledge and insight, and create expressions that generate empathy.
Cutting-edge scientists and artists are using this technology to visualize data and explore various visual experiences. These activities provide new information and raise awareness of important topics and issues occurring in the world today. Furthermore, experiencing nature, the environment, people’s memories and stories in the very realistic world of 8K creates a powerful emotional connection, as if we are sharing the space. The 8K Future Project aims to go beyond the existing frame to bring 8K to the public in innovative ways.
Resonant Media – Possibilities of 8K Visualization: Impressions from the exhibition in Tokyo, Video: NHK
Inside Futurelab: NHK meets Ars Electronica Futurelab – Resonant Media