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

Recordings for international seminar “Social Networks for the Next Media Literacy” now available!

Video recordings of our international virtual seminar titled “Social Networks for the Next Media Literacy: Comparative Case Studies on Belgium, Korea, and Japan” (February 27) are now available from the links below. We would like to thank the presenters again for their excellent presentations!

去る2月27日にオンライン開催しました国際セミナー「新たなメディア・リテラシーを育む社会連携のかたち:ベルギー、韓国、日本の事例研究」のプレゼンテーションの録画が下記よりご覧いただけます。登壇者のみなさまに改めて御礼申し上げます。 Continue reading “Recordings for international seminar “Social Networks for the Next Media Literacy” now available!”

Feb.28 「Robot Literacy Roundtable」開催レポート

 2021年2月28日(日)、メディアとしてのロボットに対するリテラシー研究に関して、Robot Literacy Roundtable(非公開)をオンライン開催しました。その概要についてレポートします。



 このような問題意識のもとに行なったロボットのメディア・リテラシーにかかわる議論をご紹介します。 Continue reading “Feb.28 「Robot Literacy Roundtable」開催レポート”

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.

Jan. 23rd Twitter Renovation Workshop

On Jan. 23rd, 2021, the infra-literacy project conducted an online T3 type workshop called “Think about Twitter Renovation Plan”.
A detailed report will come soon.



An essay about Google’s ecosystem published on Dec. 29



Oct.24th Sketching Twitter Workshop

On Oct. 24th, 2020, the infra-literacy project conducted an online T1/T2 type workshop called “Let’s make a sketch of Twitter”.

A detailed report will come soon.



An essay about Google’s history published on Sep. 13



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!

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