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.
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    Friday, February 26, 17:00 (in Korea and Japan time) / 09:00 (in Belgium time)

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  • 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.