Nao Tokui And Qosmo

Cultivating chaos: Nao Tokui and Qosmo make the best use of AI's somewhat unpredictable behaviors to think and create out of the box.

The Experience

The Process

Artist Nao Tokui

About Nao Tokui

Nao Tokui is an artist and researcher based in Japan. While pursuing his Ph.D. at The University of Tokyo, he released his first music album and other singles, including a 12-inch with Nujabes, a legendary Japanese hip-hop producer. Since then, he has been exploring the potential expansion of human creativity through the use of AI. His recent works include AI DJ Project where a machine learning-based DJ plays alongside a human DJ (Nao, himself), taking turns selecting and playing songs one at a time, as well as a collaboration with Brian Eno. His works have been exhibited at the New York MoMA, Barbican Centre (London), InterCommunication Center (Tokyo), and more. He published his first book on AI and creativity in January 2021.

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The artists, collectively known as Qosmo

About Qosmo

Computational Creativity and Beyond. Qosmo is a group of artists, researchers, and designers founded and led by Nao Tokui based in Tokyo. It has the core idea that capturing the organic nature present in AI technologies and generative methods can aid the creative process and enrich artistic expressions.
The Experience: Robin Jungers
Visualization: Ryosuke Nakajima
Diagram, Typography: Naoki Ise

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About Qosmo

Computational Creativity and Beyond. Qosmo is a group of artists, researchers, and designers founded and led by Nao Tokui based in Tokyo. It has the core idea that capturing the organic nature present in AI technologies and generative methods can aid the creative process and enrich artistic expressions.
The Experience: Robin Jungers
Visualization: Ryosuke Nakajima
Diagram, Typography: Naoki Ise

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The artists, collectively known as Qosmo

Featured Sessions

Beatbox Workshop

Nao Tokui, an artist and researcher based in Japan, will lead a beatbox-making workshop using his web-based app, Neural Beatbox. This app will enable attendees to collectively create beats and rhythms using their own sounds and, in turn, the AI will continuously generate new rhythms. Come join Nao and other attendees for this fun and collaborative experience!

4 Minutes: Soundscape Immersion

Dive into sounds of the landscape compiled together in an immersive AI generated electronic track.