Atsuro Ueki is a designer and researcher in the field of interaction design. After a BA in Economics from Tokyo University, he majored in Media Design at Keio University's SFC campus. His research theme is designing the connection between ambient space as a physical environment and atmospheric (imaginable) space as a mental environment. He organized a research group, “Surroundings Project”, and in this group, developed a breathing lamp, an interactive conference room, and other projects. The group was nominated twice for the Japan Media Art Prize and received one Good Design Award.