Hiroshi Okamura


I was born in Tokyo. I studied graphic design at Nihon university collage of art. I am a programmer, interaction designer, also composer.
My artist name is "Ages5&up". I joined a band, called "Delaware".

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"PoPoRon"  |  DIGITALOGUE  |  1996-1997




This is a web application like a drawing tool for children. You can draw with candy, chocolate, and toys. The picture will move, The motion will play an instrument. Release the application as graduation work in 1996. Published on CD-ROM in 1997. made with Macromedia Director.

Direction, Program, Graphic, Sound: Hiroshi Okamura
Graphic Design: Katsuya Nakamura
Produce: Naomi Enami

1997 So-net Creators Garage Grand Prize.
1998 Milia New Talent Pavilion.


"PostPet"  |  Sony Comunication Network  |  1997


This is an e-mail client for Macintosh/Windows. A pink teddy bear delivers e-mail.

Direction: Kazuhiko Hachiya
Program: Takashi Koki
Character Design, Graphic Design: Namie Manabe
Music, Sound: Hiroshi Okamura

1997 “’97 Multimedia Grand Prix“ Minister of International Trade
1997 “AMD Award '97“
1998 “AMD Award '98“ Network category
1998 “The Prix Ars Electronica ’98” Award of Distinction for Net category


"©1999 Ages5&Up"  |  Gasbook 6  |  1999




This is an animation for "Gasbook 6". Sparkling Lights. Released on VHS.
Information (Discogs)

Animation: Katsuya Nakamura, Hiroshi Okamura
Music: Hiroshi Okamura
Produce: Akira Natsume


"●"  |  Mind the banner project  |  2001









This is an interactive work. You can touching, pushing, pulling, stretching, polishing. but I don't know what it is.

"Mind the Banner" was an interactive art project on the world wide web curated by SHIFT and commissioned by NTT Data Corporation of Japan.
The participants were Ages5&up, Blast Radius, The Designers Republic, exonemo, Futurefarmers, Hi-Res, Kyle Cooper, Me Company, Namaiki, tomato interactive

Animation: Katsuya Nakamura, Hiroshi Okamura
Program: Hiroshi Okamura
Sound: Hiroshi Okamura

2001 "ONE SHOW INTERACTIVE" Merit Award
2001 "New York Festivals" Finalist
2001 "London Advertising International Awards" Finalist
2001 "Japan Media Arts Festival" Jury Selections
2001 "GOOD DESIGN AWARD" GOOD DESIGN AWARD


"cldc"  |  P.S.1 MoMA  |  2001













This is a java application on mobile phone for an exhibition "buzzclub NEWS From JAPAN" at "P.S.1 MoMA"

Animation: Hiroshi Okamura, Katsuya Nakamura
Program: Hiroshi Okamura


"h/m/s", "union"  |  The END  |  2002







This is a clock application on mobile phone.
"h/m/s" means hours, minutes and seconds. A day beginning, a screen is covered with blocks. The block will drop like a rain drop every 1 second.
"union" sounds stretching.

"The END" is an artist site on mobile phone curated by Hajime Tachibana and commissioned by NTT DoCoMo.
The participants were sqc.org, Maeda John, tomato interactive, Ages5&up, exonemo, Takashi Yamaguchi, Delaware.

Animation: Katsuya Nakamura, Hiroshi Okamura
Program: Hiroshi Okamura

2003 "Tokyo TDC Award" Interactive design award


Facade Animation  |  CHANEL  |  2004









These are facade animation for CHANEL.

Direction: Kazuhiko Hachiya
Animation, Program: Hiroshi Okamura


Logo Animation  |  Aixia  |  2005




This is a logo animation for Aixia Corporation. The animation is like a dog. Aixia is manufacturer of pet food and feeds for laboratory animals. built with Processing

Animation, Program: Hiroshi Okamura
Exective director: Masato Samata


3GSM World Congress  |  NTT DoCoMo  |  2006




Playing animation with multiple mobile phones.

Direction, Graphic: Masato Samata
Animation, Program: Hiroshi Okamura
Animation, Program: Takashi Yamaguchi


"RE<ORDS"  |  Delaware  |  2008







"RE<ORDS" is a japanese independent record label that just exists in iPhone.

Re<ords 002 (YouTube)
Re<ords 003 (YouTube)
Re<ords 004 (YouTube)

Direction: Masato Samata
Interaction, Program: Hiroshi Okamura
Music: Delaware

2009 "Japan Media Arts Festival" Jury Selections
2009 "GOOD DESIGN AWARD" Jury Selections


AudioVisual Mixer for INTO INFINITY  |  creative commons x dublab  |  2008






This application lets you mix various sound sources presented by artists around the world.
The application connects to a server where all the project's resources are stored, and automatically & randomly downloads the "EAR" sound loops each represented by an "EYE" circle. made with Cocos2D

Program: Hiroshi Okamura, Kensuke Sembo
Produce: Dominick Chen


OoA-Insight  |  TOYOTA  |  2013






"OoA-Insight" is a demonstrational and experimental application, which learns what you say. made with openFrameworks

Creative Direction, Concept Design, Design Direction: Ichiro Higashiizumi
Character Design: Masaru Ishiura
Technical Direction, Architecture: Takuya Shimada
Software Engineering: WOW Inc.
Software Production: Nadia
Server System Architecture: S2 Factory
Animation Direction, Prototype: Hiroshi Okamura


Color Cycle Animation Tool  |  Delaware  |  2016




This is an original animation tool for making color cycle animation.

Animation: Masato Samata
Program: Hiroshi Okamura


"Delaware" Live Show  |  PROFILE INTERMEDIA 9  |  2006





Crossmedia conference, "PROFILE INTERMEDIA 9" at "Profile Power House" in Bremen.

Vocal, Tape Recorder, Mobile Phone: Masato Samata
Vocal, Bass, Mobile Phone: Aya Honda
Vocal, Guitar, Drum, Mobile Phone: Yoshiki Watanabe
Vocal, Computer, VJ, Karate, Mobile Phone: Hiroshi Okamura
Video: Takashi Yamaguchi