Together with Psychic VR Lab (Headquarter locates at Shinjuku, Tokyo. Representative Director: Masahiro Yamaguchi), the provider of the creative platform specialized for creating and publishing VR/AR/MR contents “STYLY (https://styly.cc)”, from January 24 to January 25, 2020, KDDI Corporation (Office locates at Chiyoda, Tokyo. President: Makoto Takahashi; hereinafter referred to as KDDI) has set up a special 5G mobile base station at Shibuya Hachiko-mae Square as an initiative to celebrate the corporation’s launch of the new 5th Generation Mobile Communication System “5G” which is expected to begin its service from March 2020. In addition to the installation of the mobile base station, a special stage where users can freely enjoy a new set of XR artwork, a pathway for slipping back in time to 1964’s Shibuya, is also installed at the square. The creative platform STYLY is chosen as the main platform for publishing and broadcasting this new set of artwork.
Broadcasting Period:from January 24, 2020, to January 25, 2020
Contents:In celebration of the launch of the new 5G service from March 2020, a 5G mobile base station will be set up at Shibuya Station, Hachiko-Mae Square—the symbolic spot of the creative city “Shibuya.”
Supervised by Seiichi Saito, the director of Rhizomatiks Co., Ltd. (Headquarter at Shibuya Ward, Tokyo), 1964 TOKYO VR General Incorporated Association (Office at Shibuya Ward, Tokyo. Representative Director: Toshi Tsuchiya) has collaborated with Psychic VR Lab (AR content production: YORIMIYA) and KDDI to bring back the town of Shibuya 1964, which users can experience with their smartphones and the use of 5G technologies at the special XR experience booth opened during the event.
Shibuya 5G Entertainment Project (https://shibuya5g.org)
Shibuya 5G Entertainment Project is the successor of the “渋谷エンタメテック推進プロジェクト” (“Shibuya Entertainment × Technologies Promotion PROJECT”), a project established through the joint effort of KDDI, Shibuya City Tourism Association, and Future Design Shibuya Association. Until present day, the project has organized a total of 7 events including “INVISIBLE ART IN PUBLIC by au”—an event which turned the town of Shibuya into an art museum, and collaborations with famous artists and organizations from overseas such as “MUTEK.JP” and Coldplay to turn Shibuya into the town of music. Psychic VR Lab, the provider of the creative platform STYLY, is also a contributor to the project. Through its efforts, Shibuya 5G Entertainment Project aims to create a new culture in addition to promoting urban development through the use of XR technologies that combine music, art, and 5G technologies.
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