Perceiving the Gap: Asynchronous Coordination of Plural Algorithms and Disconnected Logical Types in Ambient Space

  • Miki Goan
  • Katsuyoshi Tsujita
  • Takuma Ishikawa
  • Shinichi Takashima
  • Susumu Kihara
  • Kenjiro Okazaki
Open Access
Conference paper
Part of the Proceedings in Information and Communications Technology book series (PICT, volume 6)


The purpose of this study is to elaborate on the concept of “ambient space,” the space which surrounds and moves with the self. For this purpose, this study focuses on the learning processes of the creation and viewing of art, related to both artists and viewers. Furthermore, we intend to deepen thought about ambient space and reconsider the dichotomy of “figure and ground.” Through a workshop at an art museum, we showed that by stepping up from the logical type of figure-ground reversal perception - the figure-figure switch - the ground-ground switch, the perception of surfaces’ layouts, can be perceived.


Ambient Space Logical Type Indirect Control Logical Layer Natural Computing 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


  1. Akiba, F.: Creating new aesthetics. Misuzu Shobo, Tokyo (2011)Google Scholar
  2. Aristotle: De Anima (On the soul) (350 BC) (trans. by Nakahata, M.: Kyoto University Press, Kyoto (2001)Google Scholar
  3. Bateson, G.: Steps to an ecology of mind. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago (1972)Google Scholar
  4. Deguchi, H.: Economics as an agent-based complex system. Springer-Verlag Tokyo, Tokyo (2004)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Gibson, J.J.: The perception of the visual world. Houghton Mifflin, Boston (1950)Google Scholar
  6. Gibson, J.J.: The ecological approach to visual perception. Houghton Mifflin, Boston (1979) (republished in 1986 from Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Hillsdale) Google Scholar
  7. Goan, M., Fukaya, T.: Timing makes meaning: Protocol analysis on directions during creation in a drama-making process. In: Proc. of International Symposium on Skill Science 2007 (ISSS 2007), pp. 68–75 (2007)Google Scholar
  8. Goan, M., Fukaya, T., Tsujita, K.: Two Succeeding Stages in Acquisition Process of a Rehearsed Drama: Applying System Dynamics to Human Collaborative Behavior. In: The 2nd International Conference on Knowledge Generation, Communication and Management (KGCM 2008), Proc. of The 12th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (WMSCI 2008), vol. VII, pp. 126–131 (2008)Google Scholar
  9. Kant, I.: Kritik der Urteilskraft (1790) (trans. by Sakata, T.: Kawade Shobo Shinsha, Tokyo (1973)) Google Scholar
  10. Leibniz, G.W.: La Monadologie (1714) (trans. by Nishitani, Y., Yoneyama, M., Sasaki, Y.: Kousakusha, Tokyo (1989))Google Scholar
  11. Lombardo, T.J.: The reciprocity of perceiver and environment. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, NJ (1987)Google Scholar
  12. Okazaki, K.: Inhabitants of the moon. 10+1, vol. 23. INAX Press, Tokyo (2001) (in Japanese),
  13. Rubin, E.: Synsoplevede Figurer. Gyldenhal, Copenhagen (1915)Google Scholar
  14. Suzuki, Y.: Introduction. Abstracts of the 6th International Workshop on Natural Computing (IWNC6) (2012)Google Scholar
  15. Suzuki, Y., Sakai, M.: Co-Evolution of info-chemical signal in Chemical Ecology. Abstracts of the 6th International Workshop on Natural Computing (IWNC6) (2012)Google Scholar
  16. Taylor, R.P., Micolich, A.P., Jonas, D.: Using science to investigate Jackson Pollock’s drip paintings. Journal of Consciousness Studies 7, 137–150 (2000)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Tokyo 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Miki Goan
    • 1
  • Katsuyoshi Tsujita
    • 2
  • Takuma Ishikawa
    • 3
  • Shinichi Takashima
    • 4
  • Susumu Kihara
    • 4
  • Kenjiro Okazaki
    • 4
  1. 1.Osaka City UniversitySumiyoshi-kuJapan
  2. 2.Osaka Institute of TechnologyAsahi-kuJapan
  3. 3.Ochabi InstituteChiyoda-kuJapan
  4. 4.International Center for Human Sciences Yotsuya Art StudiumKinki UniversityShinjuku-kuJapan

Personalised recommendations