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On May 26 and 28, I went to the Sony CSL Open House 2010. I received an invitation from Dr. Tokoro whom I met at TEDxTokyo few weeks ago.  I was so fascinated by the event and determined to make it, though not all the programs.

On Wednesday, May 26, the Symposium was held.  I managed to see the latter half of the Opening Talk, “New Goals of Sony CSL” by Director H. Kitano.  He showed the video of Public Showing of Soccer in Ghana made possible through electricity generated by solar and battery (I believe).  I believe it is one of the example of Open  Power System (see below).  It was so powerful as it could change the whole world and inspiring.

I stayed for the Part I of the Symposium, entitled “Looking for New Sense of Life”.  Two presentations were fascinating, as they seemed to offer great hope to set up completely new social system around health care.  I loved the concept of Open System Science, the main topic of the panel discussion.

I could not stay for the Part II entitled “New Sensory  Entertainment”, which seemed to be so much fun.

On Friday, May 28, there was Demonstrations of the Sony CSL Open House held at Sony CSL. I managed to squeeze time to go and stay for two hours!  It was one of the most fascinating demonstrations I have ever seen. Dr. Tokoro and Dr.Kitano were kind enough to show me around and I got to see what kind of things we could do. I was intrigued by many things, and in particular, Towards Open Power System (which was explained by video on Wednesday) . I  also liked the concept of  Bringing Research into Business (Technology Promotion office) which I had read in Dr. Tokoro’s fascinating book. (I even want to get involved in Technology Promotion myself.)

I also had a chance to  see the demonstrations of the Part II (entertainment related) which I had missed at the Symposium. Many things such as Comic Computing, Sound Bugs, Communication Toilet and Moegi were fun and horizon-expanding.  Cybernetic Human by Dr.Rekimoto whose talk I heard at the Symposium seemed to offer so much hope.  It was such an exciting two hours that it was worth every minute of it.

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