Shunsuke Takawo is firstlya writer of sequences.
Shunsuke Takawo is firstly a writer of sequences (repetitions). This can be seen from the fact that while at university he was influenced by Becher’s typology (where a motif, such as a water tower, is decided upon and a large number of variations are shown), and while at IAMAS he created a work that generated video from a large number of still images. He also nurtured a huge aggregate from a large number of tweets in the takawo Cup IT Pun Contest.
Second, Takawo is an artist obsessed with colour and texture. His sensitivity to detailed colours and textures was nurtured by his study of photography during the analogue-digital transitional period. He was also influenced by his VJ activities as a filmmaker.
Thirdly, Takawo is an artist who is active in fostering community: he has been involved in the management of Maker Faire and has worked to build the foundations of a co-creation culture, and in the activities of Generative Masks, it was his intention from the start to build community around his work.
Fourth, Takawo is an advocate of ‘daily coding’. Rather than programming in a purpose- or result-oriented manner, he practices the idea of discovering and finding small new things in life, as if he were making miso soup every day.