Masahiro Hamasaki (hamasaki (at) ni.aist.go.jp)
Media Interaction Group,
Information Technology Research Institute (ITRI),
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
2-10 Bldg 3rd Floor, 1-1-1 Umezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8568, Japan
Fig. Citation network of Hatsune Miku movies on Nico Nico Douga.
The Web was created as a publishing platform, but it is increasingly becoming a two-way communication platform for people. Thanks to the ?exibility of the Web, communications of various types have emerged. As a platform for communications, the Web presents various advantages over older systems. For example, it eliminates the sense of distance because people at any place can mutually communicate. It supports massive interactive collaboration through large-scale BBS and social tagging, which is impossible in real-world communication channels. It also enables large-scale information sharing not only of texts but also of various multimedia contents such as videos. We designate activities of this type as massively collaborative creation by which a huge number of people mutually collaborate to create contents on the Web.
Massively collaborative creation on the Web has features that augment traditional collaborative creation; one is the style of participation. Vastly numerous people are involved. For that reason alone, they often do not know each other. Numerous evolved or inspired versions of a video can be created if a video explores a new idea or if it hcatches onh. Another difference is the digital reuse of contents. Some components of a work are reused in evolved or inspired versions. For example, an image or sound in a video can be reused in a new version of the video. Consequently, digital work can be developed among people via the Web.
Social media sites are expected to be interactive, but interactivity is not simple. We should take these points into account when designing new social media, particularly those that support creative activities. This project aims to understand such new networks and develop a system for massively collaborative creation.
Defining structure of knowledge for representing data semantics is usually a costly and time consuming task. Ontology is one of the powerful structures of knowledge but most of them are constructed by experts of ontology engineering. This project aims to construct knowledge with collective intelligence.
Fig. Two types of Introduction.
This project aims to assistance of expanding social networks. We proposes a system to introduce users to others. Introduction is one of social matching methods based on social context. It requires consideration of social relationship among three persons: a person who wants to be introduced, a person who is a target of introduction, and an introducer. A social matching process does not simply mean that a person is to ?nd target persons but should include that she/he finds a way to introduce herself/himself to target persons. In this project, we discuss about introduction and propose an introduction system. Recently, social networking services (SNSs) have become popular. Social matching is effective way to enlarge social capital. Our working contributes knowledge to future research and systems.
It is an interdisciplinary research project that aims to help enrich and sustain citizen media expression. The name gmedia exprimoh will also represent the technology systems and cultural programs we intend to produce in the near future.
The overall objectives of media exprimo can be identified as follows:
Fig. The concept of our system called Polyphonet Conferece.
This is a research project to activate community by supporting real-world-based interaction using Ubiquitous and Web Intelligence. We have targeted on event space such as expos or conventions because such space contain rich contents and many attendees. It is a good trial space for new technologies.