Born in 1978 in Tokyo, Japan.
Takayuki attended Tokyo Institute of Technology’s School of Bioscience and Biotechnology to study biology. As a music enthusiast, he often paid visits to dub, rock, and techno gigs on a basis of few times a week during his student years. Influenced by his senior-at-school Motoi Ishibashi(currently an engineer/artist), who was also a member of the tea ceremony circle that Takayuki was involved and went on to study at Institute of Advanced Media Arts & Sciences after graduating, Takayuki chose to attend the same school as well after he finished the course. He learned making artwork which computer plays a role in production, and had numerous encounters with people from various fields, such as artists and designers, who he had never been associated with in his previous life.
After he graduated the academy, Takayuki joined the YCAM’s founding team as a sound engineer and programmer in April 2003. At the time, he had no previous experience in working at theater, so he was trained at Setagaya Public Theatre until the Center’s opening with the aim of learning the use of audio equipment and facilities. After the YCAM’s opening in November in the same year, he became responsible in overseeing the sound-related duties such as planning, setting, and operations, as well as programming required in the production of commissioned works. From 2005, along with the changes in YCAM’s organization structure and activities, his duties has shifted to giving technical direction for the production of works commissioned by YCAM.
In September 2009 Takayuki stayed abroad in New York for a year as a member of Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists, sponsored by government. He got involved in the development of a leading-edge open-source creative coding project “EyeWriter 2.0”, under the leadership of an artist and programmer Zachary Lieberman who had initiated this eye-tracking software/hardware project. After returning to Japan, he has been engaged in providing direction over research and development projects at YCAM. His duty covers varieties of approaches from working at the site to conducting management, so as to maximize the creativity by developing the Interlab to a much more open experimental platform and allowing more people to get involved including the local residents.