Participatory Media and e-Culture - How the Present Information is Aggregated and Archived in 'Digital Typhoon' Website
"Digital Typhoon" Website (http://www.digital-typhoon.org) is a portal site on typhoon information that integrates large-scale scientific databases with participatory media on the general public. Scientific databases archive satellite images and weather sensor data (precipitation, wind, etc.) for several tens of years, while other databases include mass-media news text collected automatically and personal-media blog entries aggregated in a participatory manner. The talk will focus on the last part, participatory media in particular, to demonstrate that user participation may lead to the acquisition of micro-scale and present information that raises sympathy from other people. We discuss systems and results of the participatory media for typhoon information, namely "Typhoon Front" (http://front.eye.tc/), and possible applications of participatory media for e-culture, in which user participation also plays a key role for collecting micro-scale present information.
"Participatory Media and e-Culture - How the Present Information is Aggregated and Archived in 'Digital Typhoon' Website",
24th APAN (Asia-Pacific Advanced Network) Meeting, 2007年8月