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About Sana Yamaguchi

Lighting Designer and Creative Technologist
Japanese American

Sana Yamaguchi

Sana is a lighting designer and creative technologist based in Tokyo, Japan. She has particular interest in what can be created at the intersection of technology, interaction and storytelling.

Projects By Sana Yamaguchi

Posts By Sana Yamaguchi

Cybernetic systems for self-awareness @heyhexx: Interactive social media puppetry theatre for grasping emotions

October 30, 2018 |

This thesis aims to explore the possibilities of designing systems of interaction for current standard communication methods such as social media, to facilitate a process of self-reflection leading to deeper self-awareness. The main concepts to be discussed are cybernetics, specifically … Read More

@heyhexx – work in progress show

July 2, 2018 |

 @heyhexx is an interactive social media responsive robot puppet theatre installation. This installation acts as an intermediary tool between the digital and physical world, and aims to make the abstract concept of emotions, in the context of social media interaction, … Read More

Social Media Responsive Robot Week 5 and 6

March 23, 2018 |

For week 5 we tried creating some more different prototypes for the environment, but they were not successful, so for week 6 we plan to develop the pop up and cut out environments from week 4 further.

We were successful … Read More

Social Media Responsive Robot Week 4

February 28, 2018 |

After our tutorial last week, we came to an agreement that the projection idea may be hindering other possibilities for the environment that may suit the robot’s aesthetic better.

Aims for the week:

-Build physical prototypes for the robot’s environment

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Social Media-responsive Robot Week 3

February 21, 2018 |

After our tutorial last week, we felt it was necessary to take the time this week to solidify the concept of the project, then resume making with clear goals in mind for the next three weeks.


Aims for the … Read More

Social Pressure Responsive Robot: Prototype 2

February 13, 2018 |

For week 2 of the social pressure responsive robot, we discussed what direction we should take the robot in, and although this project initially started as a fun experiment about receiving and sending data from/to twitter, we realised that this … Read More

Social Pressure Responsive Robot: Prototype 1

February 12, 2018 |

In the future, we want to connect an installation we create to the outside world, and in order to achieve this, getting data from outside sources will likely become important to the process.

To begin learning how to … Read More