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    Blow bubbles to another sky

    Air on Air is an online participatory installation that sends your breath via the Internet to blow bubbles in remote locations. When you visit the website and blow into your microphone, you can send bubbles into the foreign sky. In times when traveling is restricted and physical distancing is required, this work enables the audience to access distant places with a sense of physicality and recognize the invisible existence of air and space through the floating bubbles.

    How to Participate

    Step1 Preparation:
    In order to detect your breath, this work will need to receive audio from the microphone of your PC or smartphone. Please refer to the following link for the
    We recommend that you check the position of the microphone on your device in advance in order to use it properly. To test your microphone, please visit the Mic Test page below (iOS Chrome is not supported for this piece. Please use other browsers.).

    Step 2 Participation:
    During the exhibition, up to 2 devices will be installed. To participate in Air on Air, select a device from the Play menu below. Once connected, the experience will last for up to 30 seconds.


    During SCHOOL OF THE FUTURE -OPEN STUDIO- "FUTURE PICNIC Exhibition" -Our New Commons-, you can access the skies in Tokyo/Japan.

    The dates and times of this exhibition are as follows:
    11am-9pm JST (UTC+9) , Oct 15 (fri) - Nov.3 (wed), 2021

    We might have a temporary closure in case of bad weather (wind, rain, etc.)


    Artists: Yasuaki Kakehi, Daisuke Akatsuka, Juri Fujii, Yoshimori Yoshikawa, Joung Min Han
    Graphic Design: Wataru Date
    ©2020 Yasuaki KAKEHI Laboratory, The University of Tokyo. |

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    Make sure the microphone is working and practice blowing on it.

    1. In your browser, please allow this website to use your microphone.
    2. Locate the microphone on your device (smartphone, PC, earphones, etc.). If you are not sure, try locating it by following the steps below.
    3. Try blowing on the microphone. As long as you are close to the microphone, the website will be able to detect your breath even if you are wearing a mask.
    4. If the indicator responds to your breath, you are ready to go!

    • It may be difficult to detect your breath if you are in a noisy environment. In this case, please try moving to a quieter place.
    • If the indicator doesn't respond to your breath, it may respond to the sound of your voice.

    Blow into your microphone.


    Air on Air Privacy Policy

    The Air on Air Project (“Project”) has established the following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) regarding the handling of user information (including personal information as defined in Article 2 of the Act on the Protection of Personal Information (Act No. 57 of May 30, 2003)) on this website and in the experience of the interactive work Air on Air (“Art Work”) exhibited on this website.

    Article 1: Acquisition of user information

    In this Privacy Policy, “user information” means information that identifies a user and that is obtained by the Project in accordance with this Privacy Policy. User information obtained by this project through browsing this website and experiencing the work is as follows

    Audio (at the time of the experience of the work)
    User’s cookie and other activity history

    Article 2: Purpose of Use

    User information on this website will be used for the following purposes

    1. Experience the Art Work
    2. Understand how users use the website and experience the Art Work, and help improve the website and the Art Work.
    3. Use for research purposes.

    For other purposes incidental or related to the above items

    Article 3: Audio Acquisition

    The voice information obtained through this website uses only characteristics such as frequency and sound pressure, and the content is not recorded or stored in a way that allows identification.

    Article 4: Use of Cookies

    For the purpose of understanding the usage situation and improving the service, this project uses the user’s cookie information to automatically acquire information about the pages viewed, the user’s usage environment, etc., and records this information on the project’s server. The information obtained through cookies does not contain any information that can be used by this project to identify individual users.

    The user can set whether or not to allow the use of cookies. If you choose to disable the use of cookies, you will still be able to use this website.

    This website uses Google Analytics, which uses cookies to obtain information about you. For information on how to opt-out of cookies, please see the Google Analytics Terms of Service (https:// policies.google.com/).

    Article 5: Inquiries

    If you have any questions about the handling of user information, please contact the following
    air -at- xlab.iii.u-tokyo.ac.jp

    Article 6: Changes to this privacy policy

    The Project may make changes to this Privacy Policy, in whole or in part, as necessary. In the event of such changes, the contents of such changes will be posted on this website.


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