https://player.vimeo.com/video/259118398https://player.vimeo.com/video/253888166 VT collaborated with GMUNK to explore the possibilities of robotics, show control, laser, and lighting design. Continuing from the inspiration of the robotic projection-mapping project BOX, which was completed in late 2013, Munkowitz played a vital role in imagining how robotics and screen content could be married together in a choreographed piece of art. […]

George Clooney Casamigos

George Clooney Casamigos

George Clooney and Rande Gerber’s Casamigos Halloween party. A lot of celebrities such as Cindy Crawford, Maroon 5, George Clooney’s wife Amal and supermodel Kaia Gerber has experienced the video booth we made. Akiko worked on real-time compositing system with TouchDesigner to give interactive visual effects. CREDIT Jordan Halsey- VR Playhouse Technical Director Ian Forester- […]

Google Home Max

Google Home Max

DETAILS Life size Google Home Max speaker experience first installed at Coachella Music Festival then to Google I/O.You can say “Hey Google, play x song” and any music you requested controlled the visuals inside. Structure consisted with iridescent layers of panels which made it spectrum of colors. Akiko worked on design direction for the audio-reactive […]

Childish Gambino x Google Coachella

Coachella Cave

https://vimeo.com/332488345 Childish Gambino x Google “Brighter In The Dark” Installation at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Akiko created photo realistic cave scenery animation for the portal. https://player.vimeo.com/video/344955391 Client: Google Production Design: VT PRO DESIGN April 2019

Where does water come from?, 2021

Where does water come from?

https://vimeo.com/532910488 Water flows from high to low. On the Earth at least. Water is everywhere, in every state, even within us. When you trace the source of the water, we have to think that it cycles.But then, how was water born to begin with?This is still a mystery. Some researchers suggest it came with water-rich […]

Eureka!, 2021


Interactive Neural Connectivity “Neurons that fire together, wire together.” – Donald Hebb. 1949 Eureka! TOPIC: Neural connectivity ARTIST: Akiko Yamashita LEAD SCIENTIST: Kristen Anderson, PhD An interactive installation exploring the science of how neurons make connections based on Hebb’s postulate that, in a simplified version, states “neurons that fire together wire together.” Visitors can view […]

Forest Perception, 2021

Forest Perception

If a tree talks in the forest, does anyone listen? https://vimeo.com/563380242 ‘Forest Perception — if a tree talks in the forest, does anyone listen?’ projection mapped a giant forest only for one night in the middle of downtown Los Angeles as a part of LUMINEX. Yamashita’s grandfather devoted his life to creating forests — he […]

Hana Fubuki, 2019

Hana Fubuki

Hana Fubuki is an interactive installation commissioned for the exhibition “In Peak Bloom” by ARTECHOUSE. Inspired by nature’s ability to help us see what is otherwise invisible to the naked eye, such as the passing of time, Hana Fubuki refers to “Sakura snow,” or the way falling cherry blossom leaves can resemble a gentle snowfall or […]

Google I/O Tune Yards + Blob Opera

Google I/O Tune Yards

To kick-off the 2021 Google I/O conference, VTProDesign worked with Google Events & Experiences and Done + Dusted to help create a 20-minute musical performance with Tune-Yards and Blob Opera, a machine learning web experiment featuring opera singing blobs. Yamashita creative directed the team at VTProDesign to design the 360 stage that was uniquely fitted into Google Playa Vista office, […]