2015 INNO-vation Disruptive Challenger
In the real world, individuals are often protected by organizations, while in the virtual world, individuals are exposed and dangerous. However, there are many young women in Japan who have enjoyed a virtual world with few physical and social constraints and have created real dreams with success. In the old days, "Hiragana" was used in Japan and "Emoji" and "Selfie" have seen rise in the Internet age. Japanese young women have a track record of creating simple and universal communication regardless of the difficulties they faced. The task is to observe, model, and analyze the communication of young Japanese women who have succeeded in successfully crossing the virtual world and the real world from two approaches: fieldwork and data analysis on the Internet. We will extract the rules of their communication quantitatively and design a new communication technology that reconstructs them.
Yuka Kubo was born in Tokyo in 1978 and graduated from Keio University Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of System Design Engineering in 2000. Kubo completed her doctorate at the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences at the University of Tokyo in 2006 (Environmental Science). After working as a specially appointed assistant professor at the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo, and a lecturer at the Faculty of Media Studies, Tokyo University of Technology, Kubo has been a specially-appointed researcher at the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo since 2014. Kubo's interest lies with the "prime" of Japanese Girl's culture and the supporting "Cinderalla Technology," with a specialization in media environmental studies.