I became President of the Japan Association for Media, Journalism and Communication Studies (JAMS). I was elected as the new President at the Board of Directors meeting of the Spring Conference at Nara Prefectural University in June 2023. For the next two years, I would like to regard academic society as one medium and do my best to make that medium exciting and interesting. I would like to do this with the help of the Board of Directors, the Auditors, and the more than 1,000 members. Thank you in advance for your support.
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.