View of the workshop “Open (Re)source Furniture” at NTT InterCommunication Center, Tokyo, 2010. Photo: Kotaro Iwaoka
NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC) is an innovative cultural facility in the Tokyo Opera City Tower in Tokyo, and was established on April 19, 1997, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of telephone service in Japan.
ICC wishes to encourage the dialogue between technology and the arts with a core theme of “communication,” thereby building an affluent society for the future. Through such dialogue, it also aims to become a network that links artists and scientists worldwide, as well as a center for information exchange.
Since its opening, ICC has been actively introducing media artworks that employ the newest electronic technologies, such as virtual reality and interactive technology. Special exhibitions that break with conventional frameworks and transcend genres have also been held. However, ICC’s activities are not limited to these exhibitions. Through various programs, such as workshops, performances, symposia, the NewSchool, and publishing, ICC continues to introduce new forms of expression and experimental attempts, which are unbridled from conventional frameworks and explore further possibilities of communication.