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)
We have developed block-based modeling software called Incompatible BLOCK (Fig. 1) which has an interface allowing the user to position cubes at expected three-dimensional positions with a drag operation. We expect that not only will the Incompatible BLOCK interface be useful for three-dimensional positioning that conforms to a mental model that is likely(More)
Today, it has become difficult for people to find books that fulfill their preference because the number of books in the world has become very large. In order to select books to read, the reviews on candidate books are helpful. Therefore, the role of online review sites which are web sites storing reviews of books is important. One of the functions in the(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)