Japan Media Arts Festival  
22nd

Entertainment Division

Jury Selections

Heart-net TV: #On the Night of August 31st

TV Program

WATANABE Yoshihiro / GOTO Lea / YUNOKI Terue / HATTORI Ryoma / SAITO Tatsuya [Japan]

© NHK

Outline

In Japan, the teen suicide rate is highest on September 1, the day after the end of summer vacation. This show combined TV broadcasting and digital technology to create a place where teens that find it painful to go to school and have suicidal thoughts can lay bare their true feelings the night before. To enable the exchange of words in real time while protecting privacy, the producers provided chat functions for smartphones and built a system that displays avatars with hologram images.

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