Superception – 超知覚-

A research framework to explore a new “Self” in the integration of humans and computers by extending human perception and cognition with computer technology.

When computers and humans integrate, to what extent are we ourselves? Computers are already no longer tools of humans, but are gaining the ability to make decisions and actions beyond humans. Furthermore, with the phenomenal penetration of tele-conversation, tele-presence, and virtual space, we are already existing through computers. When humans integrate with such computers and acquire abilities and different bodies beyond our original human nature, to what extent will we be ourselves? We would like to explore what the “self” will be like when computers and humans will integrate.



Superception / Shared Experience / Perception / Embodiment / Communication / Augmentation


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Shunichi Kasahara / 笠原 俊一

博士(学際情報学)株式会社ソニーコンピュータサイエンス研究所 リサーチャー。2017年東京大学大学院情報学環博士課程修了。2008年ソニー(株)入社後、MIT media lab 客員研究員等を経て、2014年よりソニーCSLにリサーチャーとして参画。 “Superception”という研究コンセプトでコンピュータによる知覚の制御や拡張に興味をもつ。これまでの研究成果はコンピュータグラフィクスやHuman-Computer Interactionの主要国際会議やテックカンファレンスでの発表に加え、体験作品の展示・テクノロジーの社会実装を行う。

Researcher / Project leader, Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc. Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Information Studies from the University of Tokyo in 2017. Joined Sony Corporation in 2008. Affiliate researcher at MIT media lab in 2012. Joined Sony CSL in 2014. He is leading “Superception” research: computational extension of human perception and investigation of the self in human-computer integration. The result of his research has been presented at the major international conferences in the fields of computer graphics, human-computer interaction, and media technology festivals. He also conducts interactive exhibitions and social implementation.

I am working as a researcher / project leader at SonyCSL