Cultural Computing: Exploring Japanese Culture
In the cultural anthropology, there is a concept "center and periphery" in various ethnic cultures. A new culture is always developed from the periphery towards the center. In the cultural anthropology, by studying on the relationship among various cultures with the structuralism, it is possible to discover the multi-dimensionality of the reality which is in a different level that can not be observed from the surface of the reality. However, this method can not explain the dynamism of the culture by a static structuralism. The similar situation existed (or appeared) in the expresion of the culture using computer, that is, it is hard to illustrate the dynamism of the culture only with a static digital archive. An interactive Cultural Computing is regarded as one solution to be able to show the dynamism of the culture which is working at both center and periphery.