Two anthologies to which I have contributed have recently been published. In both articles, I discussed reflective workshops I developed, thinking about how we metaphorically understand platforms and AI. I thank the editors for allowing me to publish them.
I believe, however, that it is not enough to decode and understand platforms and AI but that it is necessary to find approaches for practical intervention by citizens. I intend to discuss this thoroughly in my forthcoming monograph.
“Let’s Draw AI!: A Workshop for Developing Metaphorical Understanding of Media,” Understanding AI in Society: How Technology Exerts Power, (2023) The University of Tokyo Press.
I had a joyful online meeting with Chen Changfeng (China) and Myria Georgiou (U.K.) hosted by Jack Qiu (Singapore) last year. It was edited and is now on the ICA Podcast Network as the third episode of “One World, One Network?.”
“One World, One Network!?” is the central theme of the 72nd ICA Conference. So, our podcast pieces are preludes of the event in Paris.
I was given my first and last interview by the PR Committee of the University of Tokyo’s Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies (iii). In the first half of the interview, I talked about the process of establishing the discipline of media studies in Japan and the interdisciplinary and practical media theory I promoted at the iii.