About MoDe Project

Mobiling & Designing Project (MoDe Project for short) is known
as the socio-media studies on designing mobile media culture and
This venture is based in the
Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies (iii)
University of Tokyo
, Japan.

The MoDe Project, is an experiment in a new type of media research
linking analytical humanities and social scientific research to
creative experimental research in fields such as media literacy,
information design, and media art.
This coordinated project also includes efforts to nurture public media
literacy on mobile media, as well as the development and implementation
of practical programs (educational materials, curricula, workshop,
etc.) in order to reinvigorate public communication.

In 2008-2010, in cooperation with KDDI R&D Labs, the MoDe project has participated in a collaborative research scheme titled “Qualitative and design approach to telecommunication culture and literacy”.

In 2006-2007, this project was supported by the research grant from the Okawa
Foundation for Information and Telecommunications
The title is “Critical Media Practice on Nordic Mobile Culture: from
the Standpoint of Comparative Culture Study between Nordic Countries
and Japan”.

In 2004-2005 academic year, this project was supported by the research
grant from the NTT DoCoMo
Mobile Society Research Institute (Moba-Ken)
which was established in 2004 to conduct social-science research into
the “light” and “shadow” of mobile society.
, the project leader,
serves on the board member of this institute.

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