Daito Manabe (born 1976, lives and works in Tokyo) is an artist, programmer and D.J. In 2006, he launched Rhizomatiks, a company specializing in web, interactive and graphic design as well as architecture. Since 2015, he has been working with Motoi Ishibashi
on Rhizomatiks Research, spearheading research and development projects. In collaboration with artists from various disciplines, he also works on projects that privilege interactive design. In 2008, he presented Electric stimulus to face-test
in over 30 cities all over the world. In 2011, Particles
, which he created in collaboration with Ishibashi, received an Award of Distinction in the interactive art category of the Prix Ars Electronica. He also received an honorary mention for Perfume Global Site
at Ars Electronica in 2013, and for Sound of Honda / Ayrton Senna 1989
in 2014. He has been the recipient of four awards at the Japan Media Arts Festival. Since 2011, he has collaborated with the dance company ELEVENPLAY for whom he designs works that make use of various technologies-computer vision, drones, robotic arms-giving birth to new forms of physical expression.