Tekina-embedded Media as Shikake to Foster Communication A Study of Fieldwork in Sakuragaoka, Japan

Pitcha Suphantarida, Gaku Makino, Mei Someya, Fumitoshi Kato

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Abstract

Tekina () is a Japanese concept which refers metaphorical expressions. 'Teki' functions as a metaphor when an individual desires to express a feeling or explain but is unable to find exact words to portray their point. Furthermore, we can use tekina to refer to an individual's way of thought and worldview. In this paper, we explore the potential of contents in which tekina is embedded in communication processes. The content that is produced acts as a connecting medium between the producer of the content and the audience who encounters the content. Thereon, our interactions with tekina-embedded contents can help us shape and reshape the relationship with our surroundings. To illustrate our point, we refer to examples of a class project conducted in 2018. In this project, students use their perspective, in other words their teki, as a measure to explore Sakuragaoka city in Shibuya. The students designed outputs which concludes the findings of the fieldwork. The results were shown to the public through the exhibition in March 2019. The exhibition setting further enabled us to examine how different individuals interact and form relationships with tekina-embedded outputs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2019 International Conference on Technologies and Applications of Artificial Intelligence, TAAI 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728146669
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Nov
Event24th International Conference on Technologies and Applications of Artificial Intelligence, TAAI 2019 - Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 2019 Nov 212019 Nov 23

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2019 International Conference on Technologies and Applications of Artificial Intelligence, TAAI 2019

Conference

Conference24th International Conference on Technologies and Applications of Artificial Intelligence, TAAI 2019
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityKaohsiung
Period19/11/2119/11/23

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Keywords

  • communication
  • experiential learning process
  • media
  • metaphorical expression
  • shikake
  • tekina

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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Suphantarida, P., Makino, G., Someya, M., & Kato, F. (2019). Tekina-embedded Media as Shikake to Foster Communication A Study of Fieldwork in Sakuragaoka, Japan. In Proceedings - 2019 International Conference on Technologies and Applications of Artificial Intelligence, TAAI 2019 [8959930] (Proceedings - 2019 International Conference on Technologies and Applications of Artificial Intelligence, TAAI 2019). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/TAAI48200.2019.8959930