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Human beings lead their lives without paying much attention to their own attributes, such
as fingerprints, voices and color of their skin. Among personal attributes, when it comes to
inside one's body, such as internal organs, we are especially indifferent. Probably because
we pay so little attention to our internal organs, we can go through our lives well. From
time to time, however, we are reminded of their existence we are not usually aware of by
the sound they make. For instance, the growling sound of our stomach when we are hungry
reminds us that our body has a stomach and intestines. The heartbeat we hear from our
own body when we are nervous tells us that we have a heart. The sound we hear from our
internal organs, such as the stomach growling and the heartbeat, should be unique to each
of us. But in real life, we don’ t have the capability to identify the sound of our own internal
organs. Personal attributes are believed to be unique to each person. But this exhibit proves
that some of the personal attributes could remain anonymous and be shared.
Prix Ars Electronica 2011 Interactive Art division Honorary Mentions
empathetic heartbeat Hideyuki Ando, Junji Watanabe, Masahiko Sato
Ars Electronica Cyber Art 2011, Interactive Art, pp. 182-183, 2011. Sept.
"Attribute" written by Masahiko Sato, pp. 20-23, 2010 (Kyuryudo).
This piece was created for Exhibition
(c) Hideyuki Ando + Junji Watanabe + Masahiko Sato