I Want to Learn How to Think Beyond Academic Disciplines
Vol.10 2012.12.12 HIROSE, Michitaka
Transitions in Memory and Documents I
As smartphones like iPhone become widespread, many people have come to carry them around all the time. These devices do not only have high calculation ability and high definition displays, but they also possess numerous sensors like camera and GPS, which can potentially document our actions in electronic media. Records kept in the History of our emails and SNS as well as such sensors are the history of people's action and thinking, and they have potentials for transforming people's memory and thinking when they look at these records. We therefore come to possess a far greater ability of memory with these devices than when we are on our own. Such expanded memories will form the memory of society at large, beyond individual use.
In this lecture, I would like to discuss how far we can record and replicate the memory of people and society, by taking you through the cutting-edge research on mobile computing, ubiquitous computing, VR, etc.
- HIROSE, Michitaka
- Professor at the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology He was born in Kamakura in 1954. In 1982 he finished his doctorate at the University of Tokyo's School of Engineering (Ph.D. in Engineering). After serving as a Lecturer and an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Tokyo, he was appointed a Professor at the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology in 1999, and since 2006 has been serving in the current position. His areas of specialty are System Engineering and Virtual Reality. He has served in numerous positions such as President of the Virtual Reality Society of Japan, Program Coordinator at the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, and research coordinator at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology. He has received awards including the Yomiuri Shimbun Tokyo Techno Forum Gold Medal Award in 1995 and the Okawa Publications Prize in 2004. His major publications include Virtual Reality (Sangyo Tosho).
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