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Dominique Chen

  • Co-Founder, Director
  • Dividual Inc.
  • 1PublicationsNumber of items in Dominique's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 4Followers


Born 1981, Tokyo, Japan. Graduated from the University of California in Los Angeles, School of Arts and Architecture, Design/MediaArts department in 2003.04.  MAS in Interdisciplinary Information Studies from the University of Tokyo in 2006.03. Researcher at the NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC] (Tokyo) from 2003.11 to 2006.03, directing "HIVE", ICC’s open video archive ( .  From 2006.3, Board Member and Public Lead of Creative Commons Japan, leading local coordination of license porting, consulting license adoptions, directing and producing application-driven open content projects such as “AudioVisual Mixer for INTO INFINITY” for iPhone (2009~). Elected member of International Advisory Board for Ars Electronica 2007,2008, in the Digital Communities category. Produced and developed the “TypeTrace” art project (, a key-logger software for creative purposes, since 2006.08 and exhibited at the "Haptic Literature" exhibition (Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, 2007.12~2008.2) and at the 12th Japan Media Arts Festival, Jury Recommended Works, Art Division (2008.2).  Awarded the Super Creator prize from the Information Technology Promotion Agency, Japan for the proposition of a web-extended version of TypeTrace, "ThoughtTrace", in 2009.4. Co-founded Dividual Inc., a web service venture since 2008.4, directing development of mobile digital community Rigureto ( Co-authored “Media to be alive - remixing Body, Environment, Society” (Shunjusha, 2010.08).

Recent publications

  • Coded Cultures: Creative Practices out of Diversity

    • Faßler M
    • Sommerer C
    • Mignonneau L
    • et al.

Professional experience

Co-Founder, Director

Dividual Inc.

April 2008 - Present


MA, Interdisciplinary Information Studies

Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, The University of Tokyo

April 2004 - March 2006(2 years)

BA, Design/MediaArts

School of Arts and Architecture, Design Department, UCLA

September 1999 - March 2003(4 years)


Followers (4)

Following (4)