software development | multimedia art | cultural evolution

Thanks for stopping by!

I'm Hideo, and I'm a grad student at Patrick Savage's Comp Music Lab in Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus, Japan where I research the science of human musicality.

My research revolves around exploring musical diversity in India and Japan, differences in cross-cultural musical perception, music information retrieval and more recently, cultural evolution. I am also currently the incoming student representative for the executive council of the Cultural Evolution Society.

I make art, music and interactive visuals as Orchid. I've recently been getting into NFT's, Blender, Houdini and interactive art with TouchDesigner - but I've been making art pretty much since when I could first hold a pencil.

In 2020, during the pandemic, I started a game studio with my friends called WaveCut Studios. We're working on some indie games and other side projects, all related to audio visual art in some way.

I'm involved in various projects as a creative director and software engineer with Placy, a startup in Tokyo that connects your music preferences to bars, cafes and venues you might like in the city.

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You can email me via: info [at] hideodaikoku.com

You can also reach out to me on instagram and twitter.