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.
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 June 2014 Japan’s popular nightly news show, News Zero, ran a story on my running art projects.
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
The 2014 Tokyo Marathon was Joseph’s biggest challenge to date. Join Joseph on the 42km course as he attempts the impossible, this time wearing a 360 degree camera