Junji Watanabe was born in 1976 in Japan, and received Ph. D. in Information Science and Technology from the University of Tokyo in 2005.
2005-2011 Invited Researcher in NTT Communication Laboratories.
PRESTO Japan Science & Technology Agency
Research Fellow in Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
2013- currently Scientist in NTT Communication Science Laboratories.
cognitive science and communication devices with applied
perception. His fields of interests are visual and haptic perception
also exhibited his works in art festivals. He received honorary mentioned in Ars Electronica "NextIdea"
2004 and "empathetic heartbeat" 2011, and his works "Save YourSelf!!!" and "Slot Machine Drawing" were exhibited in Ars Electronica Center from 2007 to 2008, and "Saccade-based Display" is currently presented. His works were exhibited at Japan Media Arts Festival in 2006 (Jury Recommended Works), 2007 (Jury Recommended Works), and 2008 (Excellence Prize).
He also works on the stage design of performing art
with media performance unit "cell/66b". The collaboration
started in 2001, and the works titled "test-patches" were
performed in Ars Electronica 2002.