Ryota Matsumoto

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Ryota Matsumoto is an artist and researcher of the new media art and architecture. He has been an Adjunct Professor at Transart Institute and is a researcher at the New Center of Research & Practice. He coined the term, After the digital, later known as the Postdigital, and published the paper in the new media art journal, Tokyo University Press in 1997. He described that the interlocking syntagmatic sequence of signifiers encompassed the axiomatic of the postdigital agency in the microeconomic assemblage of Japanese society after the collapse of capitalist accumulation.

Matsumoto received his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007 after studying art and design theory at the Architectural Association and the Glasgow School of Art. He has been a research affiliate at the MIT media lab and studied with Manuel DeLanda, Vincent Joseph Scully Jr., Cecil Balmond, and Giancarlo De Carlo, among others.

Matsumoto has presented his research on the digital culture and research at the 5th symposium of the Imaginaries of the Future at Cornell University, the Espaciocenter workshop at TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts, iDMAa Conference 2017, Network Media Culture Symposium at Machida Museum of Graphic Arts, and NTT InterCommunication Center.


  • Speculative Morphology of Recurring Terrains, the Journal of Wild Culture, the Society for the Preservation of Wild Culture, Toronto, April, 2016, [1]
  • Conversation with Ryota Matsumoto, CreativPaper, February 12, 2020 [2]
  • The Postdigital Theory of Giorgio Agamben, Ryota Matsumoto, Kim Cascone, New Media Art Journal, Tokyo University Press, 1997, [3]
  • Interview, ArtDependence Magazine, Belgium, November 23, 2019, [4]
  • Interview, NUNUM Magazine, February 2020, [5]
  • The Alchemy of Oblique Topography, Ryota Matsumoto, Interalia Magazine, Somerset, May 19, 2019, [6]
  • Interview with Ryota Matsumoto, Marc Garrett, Furtherfield, London, July 2017, [7]
  • Interview Ryota Matsumoto, Made in Mind Magazine, Cosenza, Italy, January 2019, [8]

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