Rolling @ TAG
From 19th April till 19th August 2018, we present Rolling @ TAG, a smart-interactive playspace designed by educator Daiya Aida (Japan).
Rolling @ TAG is an interactive children’s play area, which encourages spontaneous play, and aims to cultivate an environment that prompts children to take ownership of the space and feel comfortable to create their own versions of ‘play’. The design of the space does not conform to straight lines, but rather elevates the play experience through slopes, curved surfaces and tunnels.
The interactive element is further enhanced through media technology, such as simple electronics that creates sounds and lights when triggered. The unique feature of this space is the fact that there are no rules about how you can or should experience the space. Through exploration, children are encouraged to invent new ways of experiencing the space and to interact with other users of the space.
Rolling @ TAG’s original concept was conceived by Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]
AIDA Daiya (b. 1976, Tokyo) received his MA in Media Culture and Communication from Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS) in 2003. He worked as a Chief Educator of Yamaguchi Center of Arts and Media [YCAM] since 2003 – 2014 and was the head of the media educational program research / development where he produced original workshops for YCAM that deals with media technology and media society. He curated “glitchGROUND” – a YCAM education exhibition (2012), and had conducted media workshops such as “walking around surround” at Spell on You exhibition, Media City Seoul (2012). He is currently working as a research associate for Global Creative Reader program in the University of Tokyo since 2014 and teaches workshop design for graduate students.
In creating Rolling @ TAG, Daiya Aida was supported by his team comprising of Clarence Ng and Yushin Suzuki. Clarence Ng (b. 1976, Singapore) was a production co-ordinator at Esplanade from 2004. He was involved in more than 100 productions and festivals and has worked collaboratively with numerous local and international professional performing art companies and musicians. In 2009, Clarence joined YCAM as an intern under The Japan Foundation’s “Future Leaders Program”, part of the JENESYS program run by the Japanese government, to conduct further research into the process of producing both performance and media art. In 2012, he took on the role of Production Manager for all YCAM-curated exhibitions and performances. He takes account of restructuring the production environment within the center’s ecosystem, hoping that the center will one day become one of the world’s leading media art centers anticipated by the professionals all over the world.