Kai Kunze

Hi, I'm Kai. I work on technology to understand ourselves better. I'm an Associate Professor at the Keio Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University, Japan. General love for science, hacking, making and playing with tech.

Recent Blog Posts


Super Human Sports: Augmenting Blind Soccer

I’m getting more and more fascinated by augmenting Blind Soccer. After 3 blind soccer trainings, we had now a couple of meetings to discuss how to extend and enhance the play experience. For me there are 3 interesting points about blind soccer: It’s very hard to learn. Can we make it easier for blind people to learn it? If you can play it, it’s very fast and empowering. We train with a soccer player from the Japanese national team. Read more...

31C3 Talk Slides: Eye Wear Computing

Here are the video and slides from my talk. Hope you like it. Please if you have some critique write me a mail. I got tremendous, positive feedback. Thanks a lot! Even Heise had a news post about it. http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/31C3-Mit-smarten-Brillen-das-Gehirn-ausforschen-2507482.html (Although I cannot and don’t want to read your thoughts, as the article implies ;-) ). Video on Youtube: Slides on Speakerdeck: I got mixed some feedback on twitter. Read more...

31C3 Aftermath

Finally, I have a little time to write about the congress. As the last couple of years, I attended the 31st Chaos Communication Congress between Christmas and New Year. Here’s my talk selection in random order (I definitely forgot some as I haven’t watched all): The Machine to be Another great research and talk. Mesmerizing, I’m thinking about how to use this effect for my work ;) From Computation to Consciousness. Read more...