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Tomohiro Okada (岡田智博) is an interdisciplinary creative and innovation developer, researcher, and policymaker, Director of Creative Cluster.Since 1995 he has been active in electronic media and creative innovation in Japan especially promoting young talent in new media art, interaction design as a researcher, producer, curator, writer and organizer of numerous creative productions, and policy designs for government and institutions for economic and industry and culture affairs. He has written various policy papers for art and creative and civil development of various local governments and agencies, lectured and held positions at various universities, participated in conferences and symposia, and has worked as a consultant.
As a curator and producer Tomohiro OKADA created Fantasista series(2005- Evolution Cafe, Electrical Fantasista, Creative Fantasista), the crucial independent new talent media art and innovative design exhibition, certification of "Emerging people in the field of Media Arts - 2010. Agency for Cultural Affairs (JAPAN)", "Cultural Promotiong Project - 2010 (Fine art). Tokyo Metropolitan Government". Tokyo Art Beat magazine signed most wanted art show in Tokyo, 2008 summer, by online reader voting, also promoting new media and digital art talents thorough out of his curating and management works such as shown first art show at public art venue of TeamLab and Yoichi OCHIAI, and contributing to promote Media Arts in Japan region by Japan Media Arts Festival exhibition, Agency of Cultural Affair.
Tomohiro OKADA is PhD of Tokyo University of the Arts in Arts Policy and Creative Industries and Innovation, graduated from The University of Tokyo with M.A. in information studies, and Kyushu Institute of Design with M.S. in visual art and design studies.
He has been the director of non-profit new media culture and social development nationwide initiative, Creative Cluster Institute, in Japan, also the director of culture and ICT policy and planning consultancy company, Cool States Communications Laboratories of Tokyo.
He is also teaching Creative Economics and Creative and Art Management at Center of Creative City at Osaka City University as a researcher, Aoyama Gakuin University (Under Grad and Grad), Komazawa University (2008–2017) and Atomi University (Tokyo) as a lecturer.
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Okada is a Japanese surname. Notable people with the name include:
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