Yasushi Sakai

Research Assistant
  • City Science

Yasushi Sakai is a researcher, artist, and architect that lives in the computer terminal.

Currently a research assistant and a Ph.D. candidate at the MIT Media Lab City Science, his work scales from designing microcontroller schematics from mega structures, to converting tangible artifacts to intangible experiences.

His interest focuses on the blurry distinction between machines and humans from the perspective of intelligence and methods of creation including large-scale city planning that incorporates social aspects of this collective machine as a whole.

His work was awarded at the WIRED common ground challenge (2022),  selected for the Siggraph Art Exhibition (2018), Chile Biennial Art Exhibition (2017) and Japan Media Art Festival (2015) along with winning hackathons such as the Art HackDay (2015), and World Bank's global innovation challenge (2015).