Takashi Iba

Takashi Iba

Associate Professor
Faculty of Policy Management
Graduate School of Media and Governance
Born1974
DegreesPh.D. in Media and Governance (Keio University, 2003)
Short BiographyTakashi Iba is an Associate Professor at Faculty of Policy Management as well as Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University.
Dr. Iba explores the art and science of "creation", covering creativity of human, organization, society, and nature. His fundamental question is how the emergence of something new is possible. He tackles the problem with the combinational approach of systems theory, methodology, and computational science. He proposes a new theory about creation, Creative Systems Theory, based on the studies of autopoiesis and complex systems, and also provides pattern languages as a supporting media for creation. Furthermore, he explores the underlying mechanisms of spontaneous order and diversity with using a computer simulation and network analysis.
He authored the national best-selling scientific textbook, Introduction to Complex Systems: An Adventure to the Frontier of Knowledge (NTT Publishers, 1998, in Japanese), while a master student. The book has attained a sale of twenty thousand copies, and he received Keio University President Award (1998). He also authored Frontiers of Evolutionary Economics (Nihon Hyoronsha, 2004, in Japanese), and Frontiers of Policy Management IV (Keio University Press, 2003, in Japanese).
He earned a BA in Environmental Information, Master of Media and Governance, and a Ph.D. in Media and Governance from Keio University under the supervision of Professor Yoshiyasu Takefuji, computer scientist, and Professor Heizo Takenaka, economist who served as the Minister for Economic/Fiscal Policy, Financial Services, Internal Affairs and Communications in Japan. He was a visiting scholar at MIT Center for Collective Intelligence (2009-2010).
Areas of ExpertisePattern Languages, Creativity, Complex Systems, Social Systems Theory
Courses TaughtPATTERN LANGUAGE,SPECIAL RESEARCH PROJECT A,EXPLORING CREATIVE SOCIETY,WORKSHOP DESIGN,STUDENT BUILD CAMPUS (SBC) PRACTICE,INTRODUCTION TO STUDENT BUILD CAMPUS(SBC),POLICY MANAGEMENT STUDIES,SEMINAR(Natural & Creative Living Lab),SEMINAR(Natural & Creative Living Lab (GIGA) - Global Collaboration to Empower People with Pattern Languages),SEMINAR(Natural & Creative Living Lab: Global Collaboration to Empower People with Pattern Languages),SEMINAR(Natural & Creative Living Lab (GIGA) - Global Collaboration to Empower People with Pattern Languages),SEMINAR(Philosophical and Theoretical Study of Pattern Language),SEMINAR(Creating Academic Writing Patterns),GRADUATE SCHOOL PROJECT (Interreality)
AffiliationsThe Hillside Group ( http://hillside.net/ )
Selected Publications"The Origin of Diversity: Thinking with Chaotic Walk" (T. Iba & Kazeto Shimonishi, Unifying Themes in Complex Systems Volume VIII, NECSI Knowledge Press, 2011, pp.447-461.)
"Hidden Order in Chaos: The Network-Analysis Approach To Dynamical Systems" (T. Iba & K. Shimonishi, Unifying Themes in Complex Systems Volume VIII, NECSI Knowledge Press, 2011, pp.769-783)
"Autopoietic Systems Diagram for Describing Creative Processes" (T. Iba, 2nd Conference on Collaborative Innovation Networks, 2010),
"How To Write Tacit Knowledge As a Pattern Language Media Design for Spontaneous and Collaborative Communities" (T. Iba, M. Sakamoto & T. Miyake, 2nd Conference on Collaborative Innovation Networks, 2010),
"Analyzing the Creative Editing Behavior of Wikipedia Editors Through Dynamic Social Network Analysis" (T. Iba, K. Nemoto, B. Peters, & P. A. Gloor, Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Vol.2, Issue 4, 2010)
"Scale-Free Networks Hidden in Chaotic Dynamical Systems" (T. Iba, arXiv:1007.4137v1, 2010),
"Learning Patterns: A Pattern Language for Creative Learners II" (T. Iba & T. Miyake, 1st Asian Conference of Pattern Language of Programs, 2010),
"An Autopoietic Systems Theory for Creativity" (T. Iba, 1st Conference on Collaborative Innovation Networks, 2009),
"Analyzing the Creative Editing Behavior of Wikipedia Editors Through Dynamical Social Network Analysis" (T. Iba, K. Nemoto, B. Peters & P. Gloor, 1st Conference on Collaborative Innovation Networks, 2009),
"Learning Patterns: A Pattern Language for Active Learners"(T. Iba, T. Miyake, M. Naruse & N. Yotsumoto, 16th Conference on Pattern Language of Programs, 2009),
Message to StudentsPlease read the Learning Patterns ( http://learningpatterns.sfc.keio.ac.jp/ ) to learn how to learn at SFC, and the Presentation Patterns ( http://presentpatterns.sfc.keio.ac.jp/ ) to learn how to make your presentation more creative.
Project Web Pagehttp://web.sfc.keio.ac.jp/~iba/sb/
Home Pagehttp://web.sfc.keio.ac.jp/~iba/sb/
Contact Information5322 Endo Fujisawa, Kanagawa 252-0882 Japan
Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus (ex: 53133)
iba [ at ] sfc.keio.ac.jp
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