Akihiro Kubota (23 June 1960, Osaka Prefecture) is Professor of Art and Media in the Information Design Department of Tama Art University, Tokyo. He earned his doctorate at the University of Tokyo School of Engineering. He has pioneered the development and synthesis of a broad spectrum of hybrid creative endeavors, including satellite art, bio art, digital fabrication, and sound performance with instruments he has invented.
His team’s ARTSAT1:INVADER won the Award of Distinction of the Hybrid Art of Prix Ars Electronica 2015. He received 66th Minister of Education Award for Fine Arts (Media Arts Division) for the achievement of ARTSAT project.
He is the author of Kieyuku konpyu-taa [Disappearing Computer-Human Interface] (Iwanami Shoten, 1999), co-author of Post-Techno(logy) Music (Ohmura Shoten, 2001), and translation supervisor of the Japanese editions of FORM+ CODE in Design, Architecture, and Art (Casey Reas, Chandler McWilliams, Lust; BNN, 2011), Visual Complexity: Mapping Patterns of Information (Manuel Lima; BNN, 2012), Generative Art: A Practical Guide Using Processing (Matt Pearson; BNN, 2012), and Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking (Nicolas Collins; O'Reilly Japan, 2013). (2014, 2017)