Toshikazu Ohshima

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Most Recent Affiliation:

  • Ritsumeikan University, College of Image Arts & Sciences


  • Japan


  • Toshikazu Ohshima has been a professor at Ritsumeikan University since 2006. In 1991, he received a Doctorate from the Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tsukuba. In 1991, he joined Canon Inc. and worked on research and development of virtual reality. From 1997, he worked as a senior researcher in a national mixed reality (MR) technology project and from 2001 began serving as a section chief at the MR R&D division in Canon Inc. His research interests include MR technologies and its deployment in education, medicine, and the arts. Since 2006, he and his team have continually created technological and educational artworks based on scientific and biological simulations utilizing mixed reality experience. Since 2012, these works of art and edutainment have been annually exhibited at Laval Virtual ReVolution in France. In 2017, “MitsuDomoe,” a virtual ecosystem in a petri dish, was awarded the Laval Virtual Award of Training and Education.

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