Taketoshi Ushiama

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Freqtric Drums is a new musical, corporal electronic instrument that allows us not only to recover face-to-face communication, but also makes possible body-to-body communication so that a self image based on the sense of being a separate body can be significant altered through an openness to and even a sense of becoming part of another body. Freqtric Drums(More)
In this paper, we introduce an agent for recommending information to a user on Twitter, which is one of the most popular microblog-ging services. For recommending sufficient information for a user, it is important to extract automatically user's interest with accuracy and to collect new information which interests and attracts the user. The agent that is(More)
In this paper, we present the first stage of our video game prototype which treats skin contact as controller input. Skin contact is communication which has special emotion. Video game also has elements of communication, for instance, Family Computer [Nintendo 1983] has two controllers in order that family or friends can play the game together. We use these(More)
In this paper, we propose a novel Social Networking Service (SNS) for a regional community. The purpose of the SNS is to support and encourage people by making them aware beneficial social relations in the real world. The conventional SNSs can hardly deal with beneficial social relations, because they are implicit and dynamic. The proposed SNS is designed(More)
This paper introduces a method for supporting users to select the final object(s) from the results of search/recommendation. In order to realize the purpose, our method provides the user with similes that would make the user understand the characteristic features of a pair of objects easily and quickly. In order to search suitable similes, we introduced the(More)
According to the remarkable progress of Web technologies, people search various types of items such as movies, books, and CDs on the Internet. Items that are returned as search results would be ranked based on objective criteria such as rating scores. Such rankings are not personalized to a user based on his/her interests and preferences. In this paper, we(More)