Talked on “Complexity Model of Communication with Computer Images” @2016 Multimedia and Applications.

multimedia2016 I have talked on “Complexity Model of Communication with Computer Images” @2016 Multimedia and Applications, London, UK, August 2016.


Social and natural scientists have used the complexity paradigm to address issues of the complexity and dynamism of phenomena which hitherto in traditional approaches had been made invisible or had been regarded as aberrant – thereby adding to our explanatory and manipulative power (Eve, 1997). As Appadurai (1996) calls for a human version of complexity theory in order to further the theory of global cultural interactions, Takahashi (2009) has applied a non-linear, non-reductionist model to human communication, using the ethnographic method, which is a non-linear methodology.

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About Toshie Takahashi

Toshie Takahashi is Professor in the School of Culture, Media and Society, Waseda University, Tokyo. She was appointed faculty fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, 2010-2011 and, before that, visiting research fellow at the Department of Education in the University of Oxford. Her current research is an ethnography in youth engagement with digital media in US, UK and Japan. She has been appointed to the technology advisory committee of The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2020. 【早稲田大学文学学術院教授。東京大学大学院博士課程単位取得満期退学。英国LSE大学院Ph.D.取得 (博士号:メディア・コミュニケーション)。オックスフォード大学やハーバード大学と「若者とデジタル・メディア」に関する国際共同研究を行う。東京オリンピック・パラリンピック競技大会組織委員会テクノロジー諮問委員会委員。】
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