Joe Takayama is a CGI artist and an associate professor of Musashino Art University in Tokyo, Japan. He started his career as a CGI artist when he was still an undergraduate student at the university. After graduation, he went on to the Graduate School of Design at Kyushu University (formerly known as Kyushu Institute of Design). After finishing his Ph.D. in 2007, he moved to the U.S. as a visiting scholar on the ATEC (Arts & Technology Program), University of Texas at Dallas. Following his return to Japan, he was a research fellow at Kyushu University and a lecturer at Kyushu Sangyo University. His research interests in the field of CGI include procedural animation and algorithmic art. Some of his animation works have won prizes and have been screened at a range of film festivals and conferences, including SIGGRAPH, Ars Electronica, and Eurographics.
Name Joe Takayama
Research
Experiences
04/16 - Present



04/14 - 03/16



04/10 - 04/14



09/09 - 03/10



09/07 - 08/09
Associate Professor
Department of Design Informatics, College of Art and Design
Musashino Art University, Tokyo, JAPAN

Senior Lecturer
Department of Design Informatics, College of Art and Design
Musashino Art University, Tokyo, JAPAN

Lecturer
Department of Design, Faculty of Fine Arts
Kyushu Sangyo University, Fukuoka, JAPAN

Research Fellow
ADCDU: Advanced Digital Content Design Unit
Kyushu University, Fukuoka, JAPAN

Visiting Scholar
Arts and Technology Program, Arts and Humanities,
University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX
Grants 04/14 - 03/17

04/12 - 03/14

04/10 - 03/12

08/08 - 08/09

09/07 - 08/08
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C), Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI), JSPS: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists(B), Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI), JSPS: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists(B), Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI), JSPS: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Grants for Overseas Study by Young Artists,
POLA Art Foundation (Japan)
Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Artists,
The Agency for Cultural Affairs (Japan)
Education 04/04 - 03/07
04/03 - 05/04
04/99 - 03/03
Ph.D. in Visual Communication Design, Kyushu University
M.A. in Visual Communication Design, Kyushu Institute of Design
B.A. in Design Informatics, Musashino Art University
Professional
Affiliations
09/15 - Present
01/05 - Present
09/03 - Present
The Society for Art and Science
ACM SIGGRAPH
ADADA: Asia Digital Art and Design Association
Awards February 2014
February 2009
February 2007
January 2007
March 2006
December 2005
December 2004
November 2004
September 2004
May 2004
February 2004
October 2003
October 2003
September 2003
February 2003
August 2002
Finalist Prize, 2013 Asia Digital Art Award (Fukuoka, Japan)
Excellence Award, 2008 Asia Digital Art Award (Fukuoka, Japan)
Honorable Mention, The 12th CG contest for students (Tokyo, Japan)
Excellence Award, 2006 Asia Digital Art Award (Fukuoka, Japan)
Honorable Mention, The 3rd Digital Concours (Fukuoka, Japan)
Excellence Award, 2005 Asia Digital Art Award (Fukuoka, Japan)
Excellence Award, Digital Ihatov Grandprix 2004 (Iwate, Japan)
Special Prize, KEIO SFC Digital Art Award 2004 (Tokyo, Japan)
Honorary Mention, Prix Ars Electronica 2004 (Linz, Austria)
Honorable Mention, DiVA 2nd exhibition (Tokyo, Japan)
Excellence Award, The 9th CG contest for students (Tokyo, Japan)
Excellence Award, The 11th Toyama CG Contest (Toyama, Japan)
Honorable mention, NIKKEI Visual Science Festa 2003 (Tokyo, Japan)
Grand Prize, 2003 Asia Digital Art Award (Fukuoka, Japan)
Excellence Award, The 8th CG contest for students (Tokyo, Japan)
Excellence Award, 2002 Asia Digital Art Award (Fukuoka, Japan)
Screenings
(Juried)
September 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
October 2007
September 2006
October 2005
July 2005
November 2004
August 2004
Augsut 2004
April 2004
November 2003
July 2003
Animation Festival, Ars Electronica 2009(Linz, Austria)
SIGGRAPH Asia 2008, Animation Theatre (Singapore)
IAF5: The 5th Istanbul Animation Festival (Istanbul, Turkey)
ASIAGRAPH 2008 (Tokyo, Japan)
The 8th San Diego Asian Film Festival (San Diego, USA)
Eurographics 2006, Animation Showcase (Vienna, Austria)
The 6th San Diego Asian Film Festival (San Diego, USA)
SIGGRAPH2005 Art Gallery (Los Angeles, USA)
404 International Festival of Electronic Art (Rosario, Argentina)
SIGGRAPH2004 Animation Theater (Los Angeles, USA)
SIGGRAPH2004 Art Gallery (Los Angeles, USA)
CiberART BILBAO 2004 (Bilbao, Spain)
Dot Mov Movie Festival 2003 (Sapporo, Japan)
SIGGRAPH2003 Art Gallery (San Diego, USA)
Screenings
(Invited)
October 2008
May 2007
January 2006
November 2005
August 2005
June 2005
March 2005
November 2003
February 2003
Linoleum festival 2008 (Moscow, Russia)
Computer Graphics International 2007 (Petropolis, Brazil)
Northwest Asian American Film Festival 2006 (Seattle, USA)
Futureshorts: Special Japan (Moscow, Russia)
SICAF 2005 (Seoul, South Korea)
The 45th Cracow Film Festival (Cracow, Poland)
Asian CG Exhibition (Saitama, Japan)
The 6th Asian Design Conference (Tsukuba, Japan)
The World of Computer Graphics 2003 (Tokyo, Japan)
Journals
(Juried)
July 2011


December 2006


March 2005
J. Takayama
Procedural Generation of Ornate Medallions by using Metaballs,
International Journal of Asia Digital Art and Design vol.14, pp.25-30
J. Takayama
, E. Genda
Procedural Image Generation Using Peristaltic Movement,
International Journal of Asia Digital Art and Design vol.5, 2006, pp.57-62
J. Takayama, T. Ohira, E. Genda
A Study on Generating Animation using Markov Chain,
International Journal of Asia Digital Art and Design vol.2, 2005, pp.55-60
International
Conferences
(Juried)
August 2013


August 2005
J. Takayama
Computer-generated Gothic Tracery with a Motif-oriented Approach,
IASDR2013 Proceedings (USB), 2013
J. Takayama
, E. Genda
Artworks Using Metaball Representation with Stepwise Approach,
SIGGRAPH2005 Sketches, Full Conference DVD-ROM, 2005