Co-authored paper: Social Networks for the Next Media Literacy is out!

Last autumn, Jerry Jacques, Maxime Verbesselt, Keumhee Ahn, Chang Geun Oh, Hyeon-Seon Jeong, and Shin Mizukoshi published a co-authored paper.

Shin Mizukoshi, Jerry Jacques, Maxime Verbesselt, Keumhee Ahn, Chang Geun Oh, Hyeon-Seon Jeong. Social Networks for the Next Media Literacy. Journal of Information Studies,『東京大学大学院情報学環紀要 情報学研究』(101) 1-37, October 30, 2021.

It is a milestone for our collaboration among Belgium, Korea, and Japanese.
You can access it from the following links.


Journal of Information Studies (101):

UTokyo Repository:

This paper is a fruit of the international virtual seminar titled Social Networks for the Next Media Literacy: Comparative Case Studies on Belgium, Korea, and Japan, held on February 27, 2021. You can see the video recording from the following link.

Seminar Recordings

Feb.27 International Online Seminar: Social Networks for the Next Media Literacy

  • Title:

    Social Networks for the Next Media Literacy: Comparative Case Studies on Belgium, Korea, and Japan
    새로운 미디어 활용 능력을위한 소셜 네트워크: 벨기에, 한국, 일본 비교 사례 연구 


  • Date:

    08:00-11:30 (in Belgium time)
    16:00-19:30 (in Korea and Japan time 한국 시간  日本時間 )
    Saturday, February 27, 2021

  • Online Service (Zoom):

    Free of charge 참가비 무료 参加費無料
    Please register at the following URL.
    사전 등록하십시오.下記で事前登録してください。
    Friday, February 26, 17:00 (in Korea and Japan time) / 09:00 (in Belgium time)

  • Language:


  • Outline:

    “Media determine our situation,” an epigram by one of the most attractive media theorists: Fredrick Kittler, points out our very world under the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since the mid-2010s, smartphones & SNS dramatically metamorphosed the media ecology surrounded us. Jargons such as fake news, misinformation, hate speech, echo-chamber effects confuse teachers and researchers who have been satisfied with mass media-centric media literacy theory. What is more, the COVID-19 pandemic tests it. We should hurry to renovate the next idea of media literacy. Although we cannot see the new theory’s whole figure, it must be a multi-layered one: from analog to digital, infrastructure to content, and sender to receiver.

For developing a multi-layered theory, we have two approaches: interdisciplinary academic collaboration and diverse social engagement. In this international seminar, we will discuss the latter. Weaving a rich social web for the next media literacy among social sectors such as universities, schools, media enterprises, ICT industries, community centers, and local government needs a cross-cultural understanding. Each social sector tends to focus on a different layer of media literacy. Cross-cultural awareness and networking develop a multifaceted knowledge of media literacy.

This seminar will examine social networks of media literacy in Belgium, Korea, and Japan. Each presentation will focus on a concrete local community. After presentations, we will discuss the possibilities and limitations for developing sustainable networks for new media literacy.

16:00-16:15 (08:00-08:15 in Belgium Time)
Opening Remarks

16:15-16:55 (08:15-08:55)
Bridging Research, Practice and Scientific Disciplines: the « In the Shoes of an Algorithm » Media Education Project

Jerry Jacque & Jérémy Grosman
Research Centre Information, Law and Society (CRIDS)
Université de Namur (Belgium)
Valentine François & Maxime Verbesselt
Action Médias Jeunes (Namur, Belgium).

17:00-17:40 (09:00-09:40)
Ginuesium, Digital Arts and Media Literacy: Multi-level collaborations for media arts education in the local community

Keumhee Ahn, Chang Geun Oh, and Hyeon-Seon Jeong
Center for Media Literacy Research
Gyeongin National University of Education (경인교육대학교, 國立京仁教育大學), Korea

17:45-18:15 (09:45-10:15)
Media Biotope in the Digital Age

Shin Mizukoshi 水越伸
Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies
The University of Tokyo (도쿄 대학, 東京大學), Japan

Mizukoshi, 2021



18:30-19:20 (10:30-11:20)

Yuko Tsuchiya 土屋祐子
Faculty of Media Business
Hiroshima University of Economics (히로시마경제대학, 広島経済大學)

19:20-19:30 (11:20-11:30)
Closing Remarks:
Hajime Hasegawa 長谷川一
Faculty of Letters
Meiji Gakuin University (메이지학원대학, 明治學院大學)

  • This seminar is supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(B) from 2018 to 2020: Grant Number JP18H03343.

Sept.4 Shin presented at the international webinar by

On September 4th, 2020, Shin Mizukoshi presented at the international webinar: Rethinking Literacy, Digital Competency and Media Education in the Age of Digital Platforms, hosted by Gyeongin National University of Education & Incheon Community Media Center in Korea.
The title of his presentation was Media Landscape without Apple: A Workshop for Critical Awareness of Alternative Media Infrastructure. He will publish an article based on this presentation soon.

Thank you so much, Professor Hyeon-Seon Jeong and her colleagues, for a wonderful online seminar!

4/2 新型コロナ禍のメディア・リテラシーについてエッセイ公開(水越伸)




Sept. 21-22 Platform Cooperativism Sympo with Trebor Scholz

Symposium “Platform Cooperativism” Second Day

International Seminar “Toolbox of Infra-Literacy”


The New Literacy for Media Infrastructure Project will hold the 7th seminar on September 22, 2019, to report our ongoing activities which aim to establish a new media theory and design educational workshop programs to develop new media literacy in the era of media infrastructure.  

 At this English event, we will introduce the latest prototype of our workshop, followed by a discussion with panelists including Professor Trebor Scholz of the New School University, an advocate of the “Platform Cooperativism,” Professor Kazunori Mizushima of social thoughts and cultural studies, and Professor Junko Taguchi of a new field: architect education.
Registration is required for this free event.  

 This seminar is also part of the two-day international symposium on the present and future relationship of digital platform and co-operatives titled Platform Cooperativism”  jointly held by Japan Co-operative Alliance(JCA) and the Media Infra-Literacy Project of Shin Mizukoshi Lab, the University of Tokyo.  

 We look forward to seeing many of you there!   

Shin Mizukoshi, The New Literacy for Media Infrastructure Project 

  • Title:International Seminar: Toolbox of Infra-Literacy 
  • Date: September 22, 2019 13:30-17:00 
  • Venue: Nobuo Ishibashi Memorial Hall, 3F, The Daiwa Ubiquitous Computing Research Building, Hongo Campus, The University of Tokyo
    (Access → 
  • This event will be free. Registration for the seminar is necessary: 
  • Language: English 
  • Host:   Shin Mizukoshi Lab, The University of Tokyo 
  • Contact: Infra-Literacy Project:


  1. Opening(13:30-13:35/5min) 
  2. Overview of Infra-Literacy Project(13:35-14:00/25min)
    Shin Mizukoshi, Professor, The University of Tokyo 
  3. Media Landscape Workshop 2019(14:00-15:00/60min)
    Atsushi Udagawa, Masahiro Katsuno and Setsuko Kamiya, The University of Tokyo
  4. Break(15:00-15:15/15min)
  5. Panel Discussion: “How to Become Aware of the Existence of Media Platforms”(15:15-16:45/90min)
    Trebor Scholz, Associate Professor, The New School University
    Kazunori Mizushima, Professor, Osaka Sangyo University
    Junko Taguchi, Project Assistant Professor, The University of Tokyo
    Chair: Shin Mizukoshi
  6. Closing remarks(16:45-17:00/15min)

This seminar is part of “A New Literacy for Media Infrastructure” research project supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(B) from 2018 to 2020: Grant Number JP18H03343. 

For the first day’s information of the international symposium “Platform Cooperativism” on September 21, click here.



本プロジェクトでは、メディアのテキスト(コンテンツや表象)ではなく、メディアそのものにアプローチするリテラシー研究に取り組んできました。その中でも、特に重要な取り組みが、メディア・インフラのオルターナティブなあり方を想像するための、ワークショップ・プログラムです。本セミナーでは、最新のインフラリテラシー・ワークショップの事例共有を行います。続くパネルディスカッションでは、近年プラットフォームの新たなあり方を提唱しているTrebor Scholz氏をはじめ、社会思想史、メディア文化論の水嶋一憲氏、建築教育家の田口純子氏をお迎えし、今後のインフラ・リテラシー研究のあり方について議論を深めていきたいと思います。


The New Literacy for Media Infrastructure Project

  • タイトル:  国際セミナー「インフラリテラシーの道具箱」
  • 日時:      2019年9月22日(日)13:30~17:00
  • 会場:      東京大学本郷キャンパス ダイワユビキタス学術研究館 石橋信夫記念ホール(3階)
  • 参加申込: 以下のフォームから事前登録をお願いします(無料)
  • 使用言語:  英語
  • 主催:      東京大学大学院情報学環・水越研究室
  • 協力:      日本協同組合連携機構(JCA)
  • 問合せ先: インフラリテラシー・プロジェクト


  1. 開会挨拶(13:30~13:35/5分)
  2. インフラリテラシー・プロジェクトの概要(13:35~14:00/25分)
    水越 伸(東京大学大学院情報学環 教授)
  3. 「メディアランドスケープ・ワークショップ2019」報告(14:00~15:00/60分)
    宇田川 敦史(東京大学大学院学際情報学府 博士課程)
    勝野 正博(東京大学大学院学際情報学府 博士課程)
    神谷 説子(東京大学大学院学際情報学府 博士課程)
  4. 休憩(15:00~15:15/15分)
  5. パネルディスカッション「メディア・プラットフォームにいかに気づくか」(15:15~16:45/90分)
    司会:水越 伸
    トレバー・ショルツ(米国ニュースクール大学 准教授)
    水嶋 一憲(大阪産業大学経済学部 教授)
    田口 純子(東京大学大学院情報学環 特任助教)
  6.  閉会挨拶(16:45 – 17:00)

*本セミナーは研究プロジェクト「メディア・インフラに対する批判的理解の育成を促すリテラシー研究の体系的構築」(科学研究費基盤研究B 2018-2020年度 課題番号:18H03343)の一環として運営されています。




June29-July28 Media Landscape WS

From June 29 to July 28, the infra-literacy project has been facilitating a long term workshop: Media Landscape Workshop with twelve participants from a variety of social sectors and academic disciplines in the Hongo campus, University of Tokyo.

A detailed report will come soon.

April 13 Mizukoshi’s essay about GAFA and the future of digital platforms

Shin Mizukoshi’s online essay in Japanese “Resistance to GAFA Empires: Re-thinking about the future of digital platforms” has been out on the Kodansha online essay. It discusses the financial resources of media from radio to facebook and examines the possibilities of cooperative management of digital platforms.



Mar. 27 Warren Sack’s Talk on the Software Arts

Dear all,

We are going to hold an international seminar with Prof. Warren Sack, an eminent researcher on digital media studies and keen software designer and artist, University of California Santa Cruz.
This time, he will bring us fruits of his forthcoming book The Software Arts (MIT Press) and his interdisciplinary activities of media theory and practices mainly in California.

Continue reading “Mar. 27 Warren Sack’s Talk on the Software Arts”

Mar. 16, 2019 Infra Literacy Project Annual Seminar インフラリテラシー・プロジェクト年度末セミナー



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第4回研究会 181208「メディア・リテラシー理論の現在」のお知らせ

Information about 4th Media Infra Research Project Meeting

Theoretical Frontline of Media Literacy: Reports of Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2018 and Media Education Summit 2018 Continue reading “第4回研究会 181208「メディア・リテラシー理論の現在」のお知らせ”