Born in 1980. Completed Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University. Until 2006, he was a staff member of ised@glocom (Interdisciplinary Studies on Ethics and Design of Information Society) while working as a researcher at GLOCOM (Center for Global Communications, International University of Japan), and currently works as a researcher at Nihon Gigei, Inc. He is a promising young researcher analyzing communication architecture on the Internet, such as "2channel(ni-channeru)", "Nico Nico Douga", social networking services, and blogs. His first book as sole author "Architecture no Seitaikei [Ecosystem of Architecture]" was published in 2008 from NTT Publishing. He posts on his blog "Information Environment Research Note" (http://wiredvision.jp/blog/hamano/) at the website Wired Vision.