In 2001, a handful of creatively minded young technologists came together around the leading visionary Toshiyuki Inoko (b. 1977) in Tokyo to form the collective teamLab. A self-proclaimed "ultra-technologists group," it is an experimental incubation laboratory for new ideas and expressions. Their work encompasses animation, performance, fashion, design, entertainment, and even medical science.
Implicit in teamLab’s works are new values to guide individual behavior in the information era and the proposal of an alternative model for societal development. Their work offers insight into the nature and vitality of contemporary Japanese culture past and present.
teamLab was given a solo exhibition at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan (2012), Pace Gallery, New York (2014) and National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Tokyo, Japan (2014-2015). teamLab received many awards including Lava Virtual ReVolution 2012's Architectural, Art and Culture Award and Unity Awards 2013.