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Cross-Cultural Computing: An Artist's Journey

  • Demonstrates the role of information technology in enabling new understandings of our multicultural world

  • Discusses cross-cultural cultures from the viewpoint of an artist who is herself deeply immersed in both eastern and western cultures

  • Proposes a new vision that is founded upon the relationships between diverse cultures


Part of the Springer Series on Cultural Computing book series (SSCC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Naoko Tosa
    Pages 17-41
  3. Naoko Tosa
    Pages 43-66
  4. Naoko Tosa
    Pages 67-116

About this book


This exciting new book explores the relationship between cultural traditions and computers, looking at how people from very different cultures and backgrounds communicate and how the use of information technologies can support and enhance these dialogues.

Historically we developed our understanding of other cultures through traditional means (museums, printed literature, etc.) but the advent of information technologies has allowed us access to a plethora of material. Tosa asks the question “Can we understand other cultures using computers as media to supplement thinking and memorization?” Starting with a survey of art and technology, moving into the area of culture and technology, the book culminates with a vision of a new world based on an understanding of these relationships, allowing cultural creators and viewers the opportunity to reach a better and more profound understanding of the role information technology will play going forward.


Cross Cultural Compting Cultural Computing Digital Stories Interactive Computing Media art

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Kyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

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