Jun.9 Online Seminar AI and Society: New Media Literacy and Politics

Artificial intelligence is increasingly becoming ubiquitous in society. In this online seminar hosted by the Institute for Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship, Goldsmiths, University of London, Media studies scholars critically explore questions of new media ethics and literacy arising from the increasing use of immersive AI technologies in society.

Kaori Hayashi, the director of B’AI Global Forum and vice president of the University of Tokyo, discusses the ethical framework of AI.

Shin Mizukoshi and Atsushi Udagawa from “A new literacy for media infrastructure” project make presentations about the educational practices for new media infrastructure literacy.

Matthew Fuller and Dr. Tomoko Tamari of the Goldsmiths, University of London join the seminar.

Please join us and register from the following URL. (Free of charge)



B’AI グローバル・フォーラムの林香里氏がAI社会の倫理のあり方について、メディアインフラ・リテラシー・プロジェクトの水越伸氏、宇田川敦史氏がAIと密接に結びついたメディアプラットフォームのリテラシーについて発表し、ゴールドスミスカレッジのマシュー・フラー氏が討論者、玉利智子氏(ゴールドスミス)が司会者として登壇します。



About the seminar


Online Seminar AI and Society: New Media Literacy and Politics

Date and Time

9 June 2021

9.00 am – 11.00 am (UK time), 17.00 pm – 19.00 pm (Japan time)


Prof. Kaori Hayashi (The Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, Vice President of the University of Tokyo)

Prof. Shin Mizukoshi (The Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, the University of Tokyo)

Mr. Atsushi Udagawa (The Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, the University of Tokyo)


Prof. Matthew Fuller (Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London)

Convened and Chaired by

Dr. Tomoko Tamari (Institute for Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship, Goldsmiths, University of London)


Online (Zoom)



Detailed Information and Registration


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.

[Report] T1・T2 Workshop: 風景写真とデジタル・プラットフォーム(2019.03.02)


On March 2, 2019, we ran a series of workshops titled “Landscape Photos and Digital Platform” that were designed as “Type 1 (T1)” and “Type 2 (T2)” workshop models. The aims of T1 and T2 workshops are to “reflect on one’s media infrastructure usage” and “critically reflect on the existence of media infrastructure” respectively (see “Theoretical background” for details of the categorization.)

The titles of the three workshops (translated from Japanese) are as follows:

  • Workshop 1 (WS1): Let’s rank the sceneries  – T1
  • Workshop 2 (WS2): Where were the photos taken?  – T1
  • Workshop 3 (WS3): What it was like to “search” in those days?  – T2

Continue reading “[Report] T1・T2 Workshop: 風景写真とデジタル・プラットフォーム(2019.03.02)”

[Report] Discussions in Aomori (2018.03.03-05)

English summary follows


Continue reading “[Report] Discussions in Aomori (2018.03.03-05)”

[Report] Seminar #4: Theoretical Frontline of Media Literacy (2018.12.08)

English Follows

2018年12月8日(土)、東京大学本郷キャンパスにて、第4回目の研究会として「メディア・リテラシー理論の現在:Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2018Media Education Summit 2018に参加して」が開催された。
本研究会は、インフラ・リテラシー研究会と、日本教育工学会のSIG-08(メディア・リテラシー、メディア教育)の共催によるもので、 2018年秋開催された国際的なメディア・リテラシーの会合の報告を中心に、メディア・インフラストラクチャーに関する議論の今後について展望するものであった。 Continue reading “[Report] Seminar #4: Theoretical Frontline of Media Literacy (2018.12.08)”

[Report] Special Seminar: Toward a New Literacy for Media Infrastructure (2018.10.08)

English Follows

2018年10月8日、東京大学大学院情報学環福武ホールにてセミナー「Toward a New Literacy for Media Infrastructure(メディア・インフラストラクチャーの新たなリテラシーに向けて)」が開催された。これは、科学研究費の助成を得て今年度から三年間の予定で進められる研究プロジェクト(代表:水越伸)の一環としておこなわれたものだ。 Continue reading “[Report] Special Seminar: Toward a New Literacy for Media Infrastructure (2018.10.08)”