Interactive Media Designer & Researcher. Associate Professor at Faculty of Environment and Information Studies - Keio University. Ph.D in Interdisciplinary Information Studies. Kakehi develops interactive media that extend the human body, tools and communication by multiplying the five senses, the properties of physical materials and digital information. Exhibiting his work and research results at ACM SIGGRAPH and Ars Electronica Festival, he crosses over the boundaries between engineering, art and design. In 2012, a work of his was selected for one of the best 100 Good Design Awards and received the minister of MEXT award for young scientist in 2014. He is the Co- founder of TECHTILE an organization that develops and studies tactile expression, in which YCAM was involved from 2011 to 2013. Kakehi is also a member of the artist group “plaplax” and explores the possibility of media technology & art mainly in the commercial domain.