MASTABA: Family Digital Shrine (2005-)


::: CONCEPT MOVIE :::

MASTABA CONCEPT MOVIE iYouTubej
MASTABA CONCEPT MOVIE imp4 / 14MBj

::: DESIGN TEAM :::

DAisuke URiu, Takahiro Ogasawara, Naohito Shimizu
(KEIO MEDIA DESIGN, Okude Laboratory)

::: WHAT IS MASTABA? :::

MASTABA is a household shrine in the future where families including some generations hands down their memories through digital pictures. In MASTABA user can see the pictures when they were at the same age side by side. And user can select the age when the picture was taken, with lighting the caracole consists of 100 steps indicating age 0 to 99 years.

::: INTRODUCTION :::

Recently, the styles of gravestones in Japan are changing. For example, someone made a sculpture of piano, which was his hobby, as his grave. In another case, someone made a compact plate made of remains of the deceased, instead of making his grave.

These phenomenons show that the meaning of a grave in Japan is changing. The traditional Japanese graves have been eternal places where ancestors sleep. Some modern Japanese graves are the things or places for their family and posterity to remember and hand down the memory of ancestors. These show, today, that many Japanese people think that archiving dead's memories is more important than the place where dead lies itself. And we think that these modern graves should be called "family shrines".

We designed MASTABA as the future family shrine. We suppose that the future family shrine will be consist of digital memories of ancestors with a wooden physical structure. Digital memories are eternal, but a physical shape of MASTABA is not eternal.

::: NEWS :::


We will demonstrate MASTABA at SFC ORF2006
Okude Laboratory "Smart Living, Smart Place"
November 22-23, 2006
TOKIA, Marunouchi, Tokyo

We will demonstrate MASTABA at UbiComp2006 Demos
"MASABA: Digital Shine for Family "
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Newport Beach Marriot Hotel

We have a presentation in SIGGRAPH2006 sketches
"A Brave New World"
Thursday, August 3, 2006
1:45 - 3:30 pm
Room 205, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

::: LINK :::

KEIO MEDIA DESIGN
Okude Laboratory

::: CONTACT US :::

uriu(at)sfc.keio.ac.jp


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