Welcome to the officially official website of the official Joseph Tame, a Tokyo-based Brit from the West of England, now living with his wife, two sons, and lots of yellow duct tape in central Tokyo.
Joseph is Founder and Chief Wildlife Officer at Wild Tame Co., Ltd (a creative agency and video production house located in central Tokyo), a public performance artist, and a marathon runner.
Sometimes he combines all of these into one.
Find out what he’s doing right now, here.
Joseph loves collaborative projects – find out more about working with him here.
This morning I took part in Run311 - an international movement raising money for the ongoing recover in Tohoku, whilst also serving to commemorate those who were lost in the disaster; next Wednesday is the 4th anniversary. I first heard about Run311 when I visited...
Recent months have seen a huge increase in the number of TV programs that take as a theme the image of Japan in the eyes of foreigners. It’s one of those trends that you’ll see manifested almost daily (reminds me of when home improvement shows took off in the UK). You’ll either have shows focused purely on what foreigners think, or more commonly, shows that have a foreign guest on the panel providing their opinion on a topic.
Back in September 2014 I was contacted by NHK World regarding a couple of programs that they were planning focused on Tokyo-based foreign artists. Broadcast worldwide on Satellite TV, online, via their mobile apps, the program, Tokyo Eye, introduces various aspects of...
If you start seeing little children running the streets of Japan whilst carefully checking their routes using a GPS tracker, it'll be thanks to NHK's morning kids show 'Shakiin' which today had a section all about funny ways of running. Featured alongside a backwards...
Photos from the official PechaKucha Tokyo 120 album by Michael Holmes ’Twas a few nights before Christmas, and once again the Tame was given the opportunity to grace the stage of PechaKucha Tokyo. For my 4th PechaKucha presentation I wanted to push the limits, to...
One project I’ve been involved in is the creation of a new website to support developers and makers to use the new Intel Edison micro computer. This tiny device has a full Linux operating system on it, plus built-in bluetooth and wifi – making it the perfect wearable computer to put in my Christmas hat!
The hat comes complete with 180 LEDs whose colour can be controlled via any web browser, and a motorised mobile that has two little Christmas elves spinning around the top!
In September 2014, a group of 30 artists and engineers gathered for a 3-day hackathon. Find out about the giant floating GPS-tagged-photo tweeting Google Map pin we created to tell the world “I’m Here!”
In June 2014 Japan’s popular nightly news show, News Zero, ran a story on my running art projects.
Tokyo Design Week 2013 saw me take to the PechaKucha stage once more to share how my latest Art of Running project
Just prior to the 2014 Tokyo Marathon I was interviewed by TNW, one of the most widely-read tech sites
Inspired by Bill Gates’ Ice Bucket challenge video to create an ultra-compact mobile wearable Ice Bucket Challenge Machine
Through my work for TEDxTokyo I was invited to give an interview for Shibuya Bunka Project, a site that highlights Tokyu Dentetsu’s multi-decade project to rebuild Shibuya