Mobilizing regional forces together with citizens
The penetration of the Internet has made grassroots technologies such as open-source software, which users are free to modify or distribute, the focus of public attention. In addition to this, so-called “open platforms” on which industrially developed technologies are made available for users to co-create products have begun to emerge. The advent of such open technologies has triggered a dramatic expansion of the range of application.
Against the backdrop of such movements, the Regional Research Lab engages in research and development activities aimed to turn the various potentials of media technology into solutions for the regional challenges of Yamaguchi, and to new usage of community resources.