Dr Yoichi Ochiai, born in 1987, is a media artist.
He received his Ph.D in Applied Computer Science from the University of Tokyo.
He has received numerous awards, including a World Technology Award in 2015, the Prix Ars Electronica 2016, an Honorary Mention in the EU STARTS Prizes 2016, Laval Virtual Awards in 2014-17 and SXSW Creative Experience ARROW Awards 2019.
His work has been widely exhibited, including in the solo exhibitions "Image and Matter," Kuala Lumpur, 2016, “Sehnsucht Nach Masse,” Tokyo Amana Square.
As his recent books, he wrote "Digital Nature" and "Sehnsucht Nach Masse."
Exploring the boundaries between images and materials, nature and computers, Ochiai pursues the art of expression.
His activities go beyond the borders of computer science, applied physics, and media arts.
ONBEAT vol.11～15 features Yoichi Ochiai