The MoDe participates a collaborative research project in cooperation with KDDI Research institute. The research project has launched aiming exploring the socio-cultural possibility of mobile media in the future. A couple of other labs in the Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies also participate as a research partners of the project.
The Mode will design research schemes from a pespective of socio-media studies, focusing upon mobile media practices and literacy. Its aim is to position mobile media culture as the bourgeoning research area of media studies, as well as to reflect on its underlying frameworks in terms of the media literacy.