Beyond the Naked Eye Quest for Vision vol.4

This year's theme, Expansion and Reduction, explores the expansion of the observable, following the changes in our world view and the popular imagination of the cosmos. Historically, developments in scientific technology and communications media have always changed the ways in which we understand the world. In today's information society, it's changing still. This exhibition follows not only historical and current perspectives, but also presents works which offers new points of reference about how we might come to see the world in the future.
(Text from the exhibition's introduction)
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Trans-Scale 02 'Rooms of Ratio'

Installation of Parallel Camera captures a strange vision. The vision does not have angle of view that an ordinary camera has. This strange 0-degrees-angle-of-view is actually image of elevation, an architectural drawing format. Architects and other designers describe their design on this format. But as far as I research, there is no camera and lens which can shoot such image.

Installation of Geodesic Camera captures a hemispherical vision. By two shots with this camera you can obtain a whole field of vision. Panorama has been known as an omni-directional-photo-format which covers 360 degrees. But the idea of 360 degrees view has two blind spots on the top and the bottom. The cameras has been made since 1999 in order to improve this defect. And this study led me to research and development about projection method, called AuthaGraph afterward.
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see OPEN SPACE'S video

TRANS-SCALE Changing Our Frames of Reference

What are the possibilities for photography which use neither camera nor lens? What options are there to step outside of Euclidean linear perspective, the vanishing point and angle of a picture plane? This work helps you explore such questions and see things differently than you would through a camera or telescope, using simple everyday objects, and without resorting to electrical technology.
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TRANS-SCALE is a group of designers to find unique 'scales' which may change how we see or understand our world. Three genre-defying designers use distinctive 'scales' to present different visions for seeing the world. Both the exhibition and workshops are opportunities to use our hands and eyes to think about what kind of 'scales' we use to see the world.
*Text from exhibition introduction of the ICC Kids Program 2011.
participating designers: Nagaoka Ben, Terada Naoki, Tokoro Asao and Narukawa Hajime

About AuthaGraph World Map

This rectangular world map called AuthaGraph World Map is made by dividing a spherical surface into 96 triangles. And then transferring it to a tetrahedron while keeping the area's proportions. Finally unfolding it to a rectangle.
The world map can be tiled in any directions without visible seams. From this map-tiling, a new world map with triangular or rectangular outline can be framed out with various regions at its center.
The name, AuthaGraph is from authalic and -graph.