NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC] is an innovative cultural facility in Tokyo Opera City Tower in Nishi-Shinjuku, Tokyo, which was established on April 19, 1997, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of telephone service in Japan (1990).
From the launch of the basic ICC concept in 1990, it has taken nearly eight years until the opening of the facility. During this period, ICC held a variety of events concerning the arts and science, and continued to publish quarterly journals to distribute information. The fruits of these activities provided the groundwork for ICC to open its doors.
ICC wishes to encourage the dialogue between technology and the arts with a core theme of "communication," thereby building an affluent society for the future. Through such dialogue, it also aims to become a network that links artists and scientists worldwide, as well as a center for information exchange.
Since its opening, ICC has been actively introducing media art works which employ the newest electronic technologies such as virtual reality and interactive technology. Special exhibitions which break with conventional frameworks and transcend genres have also been held. However, ICC's activities are not limited to these exhibitions. Through various programs such as workshops, performances, symposiums, NewSchool, and publishing, ICC will continue to introduce new forms of expression and experimental attempts which are unbridled from conventional frameworks, and explore further possibilities of communication.
It is our sincere wish that ICC receives a large number of visitors and that every visitor can encounter the activities of cutting-edge artists, meet them, and feel the stream of science and the arts in the new era.
NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC]