"New-Method" No. 65

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"New-Method" No. 65

We introduce the email bulletin "New-Method" No. 65 with our works and guest contributions. This issue features painter Yusuke Gunji for the contributor, who is also the director of Hitori [One-Person] Museum in Mashiko town in Tochigi.


A Place for Pictures to Live in.
Yusuke Gunji (Painter, Hitori [One-Person] Museum Director)

You'll find a unique place as you go upstairs through a narrow steps behind a Mingei [folk art] shop.
It is a museum with four rooms in different sizes, which looks like a place someone is living in.
It is open only during daytime, twice a year, in spring and autumn.
It is a place where a number of pictures find their favourite places here and there to dwell in.
If you want on your visit, you can find your own favourite picture and take it home to let it dwell in your place.

The pictures neither move nor voice, but they look alive.
They seem to have some thought.
That said, they don't speak to us, and they would not sneak around late in night either (perhaps).
They would just fill a small portion of space, but they would also be able to move you and create stirs.

Picture can dwell in any place in your home.
It can live in a drawer, in a dim corridor, or between pages of a book.
It stays there, day and night, in any season.

Suppose you keep some cloths in a drawer as you think you would use them again.
But once things go out of sight, you'll easily forget about where you keep them, and even the fact that you have them.
The same goes for pictures.
I put them in a very visible place.
Please visit us and enjoy yourselves.

Hitori [One-Person] Museum

[Web Works of the New-Methodicists]

- Takahiro Hirama

There is absolutely no way. In particular, there is no planned order to reach a certain purpose.


No work work has its title but no substance.

- Shogo Baba

Doubt to the Probability No. 2


Turn a roulette with 10 numbers from 0 to 9 one thousand times and count how many times 9 appears. The probability of having 9 is 10%, which most likely appears 100 times in total.

- Masaru Kaido

Preparing against disaster 2


In the previous work "Preparing against disaster", I listed the items to be put in an evacuation bag and sticked it on the wall of a toilet at my home. This work take led me to off the list and hand it over to another person at a station to raise consciousness about the preparation against disaster.


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[Editor's Note]

Hideki Nakazawa and Mika Kusakari from Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics Research Group participated in the issuing of academic journal "Artificial Intelligence." Vol. 33 No.6 by The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence. New-Method too appears in that journal. The volume is available on Amazon or some bookstores. Please subscribe. https://www.ai-gakkai.or.jp/en/vol33_no6/ (New-Method)


Takahiro Hirama @qwertyu1357

Shogo Baba @shogobaba

Masaru Kaido @kaido1900

Bulletin "New-Method" No. 65 English Version

Published on Dec. 4, 2018