Land of robot receptionists and more mobile services than you can shake iPhone at, Japan has so far offered few opportunities for foreign students wanting to study digital design at the center of the tech revolution. That's about to change. Keio University is launching a new Graduate School of Media Design that will offer Masters and Ph.D courses in both English and Japanese. Headed by renowned digital artist and filmmaker Masa Inakage, the new program is focused on training "the next generation of media innovators." The core curriculum includes design, technology, management, and public policy. Students will also develop their own research projects in partnership with international corporations and organizations.
David Womack talks to Professor Inakage about the new school, media design in Japan, and the next generation of ubiquitous devices.