Minoru Fujimoto, Ph.D.

Minoru Fujimoto was born in Kobe on August 9, 1983. He is CEO of mplusplus Co.,Ltd. He received the B.Eng., M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees from Kobe University in 2007, 2009 and 2012, respectively. He is a dancer and researcher. His research interests include wearable computing, entertainment computing and performance art. He has developed some interactive systems for dance performance. He is the recipient of the following awards; 2010, The Super Creator certification by METI(IPA); 2010, Grand Prize by Asia Digital Art Award 2010.

  • 2015 The 20th AMD Award/Digital Contents of the Year'14, The Naomi Enami Award
  • 2012 Tokyo Designers Week 2012, YOUNG CREATOR OF THE YEAR
  • 2012 Kobe University, President Award
  • 2011 Ubicomp 2011, Best Video Award
  • 2011 NHK DIGISTA TEENS "Dance Movie Contest", Grand Prize
  • 2010 Asia Digital Art Award 2010 Interactive Art, Grand Prize
  • 2010 The 16th student's CG contest Interactive Category, Entertainment Award
  • 2010 The Super Creator certification by METI(IPA)
  • 2010 Dance Complex 2010, Judge's Special Award and Director's Special Award
  • 2009 DICOMO 2009, Excellent Paper Award
  • 2009 DICOMO 2009, Excellent Presentation Award
  • 2007 DICOMO 2007, Excellent Presentation Award
  • 2006 Street Dance Contest for college students "BIG BANG!! OSAKA", Special Prize
  • 2006 Street Dance Contest "JACKPOT", 3rd Prize
  • 2005 Street Dance Contest for college students "FUSION", Grand Prize
  • 2012 Tokyo Designers Week 2012(Meiji-Jingu Gaien (Central Venue), Tokyo)
  • 2011 Exhibition Of The 16th Student CG Contest in The 14th Japan Media Art Festival(The National Art Center, Tokyo)
  • 2010 Dance Exhibition Room(The old Kobe municipal Raw Silk Conditioning Houses, Kobe)
  • 2010 Ars Electronica Festival 2010(Tabakfabrik Linz, Linz)
  • 2010 18th International Collegiate Virtual Reality Contest(National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Tokyo)
  • 2010 The 1300th Anniversary of Nara Heijyo-kyo Capital Event Stage(Nara Heijyo-kyo Capital, Nara)
  • 2006 - 2010 Kobe Luminarie Stage Performance(Kobe Luminarie Event Stage, Kobe)