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Yuzuru Tanaka - The same as playing with Lego blocks

Yuzuru Tanaka - The same as playing with Lego blocks

My goal is to give the opportunity for people to recombine those distributed tools. But actually, although the combination is very easy from a researcher’s point of view, but for end users, they’re not tool and the situation is the same as playing with Lego blocks. In the case of Lego, they introduced, if my memory is correct, more than 60 different new packages. These are specific toys to train beginners. So, by playing with those new packages, new beginners will[...]

Yuzuru Tanaka - Real time information becomes very important

Yuzuru Tanaka - Real time information becomes very important

I'm very much interested in Facebook and also Twitter. This year, I started a new Facebook study supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Science and Technology in Japan. And this Facebook studies will make a plan for the coming five-year next phase action plan. Initially, they asked me to focus on the application to green innovation, mainly energy saving. Since I live in Sapporo, so in Sapporo we have a lot of snowfall. So the snow plowing and[...]

Yuzuru Tanaka - Using knowledge in their own context

Yuzuru Tanaka - Using knowledge in their own context

A lot of my focusing is towards the improvisational federation resources. So, today we have lots about open resources, such as web, and still it's a little bit difficult for all of the users to flexibly and improvisationally mix all web together. We help to use all these resource as they are, but they are lots of potentialities if we can flexibly combine them together and also combine those tools with other tools and also with different kinds of data resources. That’s[...]