e-Culture Working Group
 Chairman :  Yoshinori Sato ( Tohoku Gakuin University, Japan )
 Members :  Faridah Noor Mohd, Noor ( University Malaya, Malaysia )
 Llya Eric Li ( Academia Sinica, Taiwan )
 Objectives :  e-Culture is an interdisciplinary collaboration which covers contemporary politics, economics, social issues and culture.
 Of course, eCulture should be connected to other APAN contents. ECulture workshop brings together participants from
 academy, industry and government to learn and to discuss about eCulture activities in the APAN countries.
 Target Audience :  e-learning, Museum, Digital archive, Educators, Librarians, Anthropologists, Historians etc.
 Expected Number of Participants :  60
 Agenda :  

14:00 - 15:30
Session 1. "Food Culture: proposal for a new collaboration"
Session Chair: Takaharu Kameoka, Professor, Mie University."CLICK HERE FOR PRESENTATION SLIDES"

1. Yoshinori Sato, Tohoku Gakuin Univ.
"Food Culture and eCulture."   "PRESENTATION SLIDES"
In recent decades, studies on food culture have been advanced in inter-disciplinary manner. Diverse dimensions have been argued by researchers from various fields such as history, anthropology, sociology, agriculture, medicine, economics and so forth. However those tend to be fragmentary and/or isolative, and hence are likely to lack expansivity and association between studies. To promote collaborative studies that are truly inter-disciplinary, it is crucial to have a framework which can contribute to a better understanding of overall picture of the related sciences and scholarship, and a mechanism which can accumulate, share, and expose the research results and research data.
We will organize the constituent elements (cuisine, ingredient, recipe, foodstuff, taste (smell and texture), life condition, food diffusion, etc.) by introducing three axes of Place, People, and Time. This presentation aims to grasp the current scope and perspectives of food culture research by reviewing previous studies, and to put those into the form of a diagram based on the three axes.

2. Ilya Eric Li, Academia Sinica.
"Forking/ Forming a Food Culture Wiki."   "PRESENTATION SLIDES"
Food culture is the most radical and fundamental battleground that everybody is facing everyday. Through a small adventurous experiment in one's own
supermarket, you are connected to the most sophisticated globalization warfront which could even be traced back to centuries ago. Although it is the most ancient and accessible to our ordinary life, it is also the last domain concerning the last mile to human habitual world where the past 20 years of rapid growth of Information Communication and Technology could have influence on.
One of the most matured Web 2.0 development and even achievements is wikipedia. It is pure user-contributed / generated content, growing its knowledge network via peer-to-peer participation. And because of it's broadness, there are also some specific thematic wikisdeveloped by communities on food and agriculture. I would start from selecting out the food culture related entries in wikipedias and compare with thematic wiki(s), to fork/form a new food culture specific wiki that encourage international knowledge / practice exchange on our food culture worldwide today.

3. Faridah Noor Mohd Noor, University of Malaya, Malaysia. "Food Culture from Malaysian perspective." (tentative title)

4. Takashi Togami, Mie University. "CLICK HERE FOR PRESENTATION SLIDES"
"A Web Strategy for Cultural Inheritance Centered on Agriculture; Case Study Approach: The Olive Project in Shodoshima Japan."
There have been issues in the inheritance of unique food-culture in rural regions. It is thought that the decline in agriculture is the underlying cause for the issues. In order to pass food-cultures down the generations, not only the spread and enlightenment of agricultural products, but also the activation of agriculture in local areas as well as the education to younger generations are absolutely imperative. An introduction of information technologies in different fields will satisfy above requirements, and contribute to solution of the issues.
Therefore, we focused on Shodoshima Kagawa-Pref., which is well-known for the birthplace of Japanese olive cultivation, and aimed to construct a web strategy centered on agriculture in order to support the inheritance of its unique food-culture.

16:00 - 17:30
Session 2: "New Collaborative Projects in Asia-Pacific Region"
Session chair: Yoshinori Sato, Tohoku Gakuin University.

"Internet2 Overview and Arts & Humanities Initiatives."

2. Ichiro Nakagawa, Mie University. "Caring for street-children in Vietnam with Tapping Touch and internet technology." "CLICK HERE FOR PRESENTATION SLIDES"
Tapping Touch is a holistic-care technique using touch and rhythm. It isvery simple to learn and use in daily living and in professional fields such as psychology, education, nursing, and social-welfare. There are: 1) psychological effects (e.g., reduction of tension and anxiety), 2) physical effects (e.g., facilitation of ƒ¿ brain-wave and Serotonin secretion), and 3) relational effects (e.g., increased sense of trust and friendliness)

In this presentation, I will describe 1) what Tapping Touch is about, 2) how this technique was used to provide psychological care to street-children in Vietnam, and 3) how the internet technology can be used to share this technique to people and professionals who live in distant areas.
*Reference: Tapping Touch: www.tappingtouch.org

3. Choi Yun Chul, Graduated student from Data communicaion Lab at Chungnam National Univ., Korea. "Swallow and NetBand." "CLICK HERE FOR PRESENTATION SLIDES"

4. Wilson Tien, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. "Building network for Asia-Pacific culture workers on internet : Reflection on the Asia-Pacific Culture Portals Summit." "CLICK HERE FOR PRESENTATION SLIDES"


 Remarks :  Video Conference System

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