MIZUKOSHI Shin

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Name
MIZUKOSHI Shin
E-mail
shiniii.u-tokyo.ac.jp
URL
http://mediabiotope.com
Affiliation
The University of Tokyo
Section
Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies
Job title
Professor
Degree
Master of Sociology(The University of Tokyo)
Other affiliation
The Open University of Japan

Profile

Professor of media studies, the Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, the University of Tokyo, Japan.
Born in 1963. Graduated from Tsukuba University. While still a student, Mizukoshi engaged in user experience research for product planning at the design office, COATO. MA of the graduate school of sociology, the University of Tokyo. Before taking his present post in 2000, Mizukoshi was at the Institute of Socio-Information and Communication Studies in the University of Tokyo, first as a research associate and then as an associate professor.
Mizukoshi advocates socio-media studies based on historical and social perspectives, rather than focused on information technology oriented ones. One of his primary research activities, undertaken with his colleagues, is the MELL Project (Media Expression, Learning and Literacy Project) : a practical group studies on citizen's media expression and media literacy, and its successive group: MELL Platz.
His writings include "Formation of Media : A Dynamic History of American Broadcasting", "Digital Media Society", "Telephone as a Medium", "Media Practice : Making Media, Change the World","Media Biotope: Designing Media Ecology". Brand new book is "Media Studies for the 21st Century" published in March 2011. All in Japanese.
In 2014, Mizukoshi has started to publish a magazine "5: Designing Media Ecology" with Osamu Sakura, Yoshitaka Mouri and other editorial members. Using both Englishand Japanese, it has tried to connect critical thought with practical design, and producing a new field of media & communication research.
http://fivedme.org

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Aug 2015
 - 
Oct 2015
Visiting Researcher, Faculty of Social Science, University of Helsinki
 
Sep 2009
 - 
Today
Professor, Interfaculty Initiative of Information Studies, University of Tokyo
 
Apr 2000
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Aug 2009
Associate Professor, Interfaculty Initiative of Information Studies, University of Tokyo
 
Aug 1996
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Jul 1997
Visiting Scholar, Center for New Media, Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University
 
Apr 1993
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Mar 2000
Associate Professor, Institute of Socio-Information and Communication Studies, University of Tokyo
 

Education

 
Apr 1988
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Mar 1989
Doctor Course of the Department of Journalism and Communication Studies, Graduate School of Sociology, University of Tokyo
 
Apr 1986
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Mar 1988
Master Course of the Department of Journalism and Communication Studies, Graduate School of Sociology, University of Tokyo
 
 
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1988
Graduate School, Division of Sociology, The University of Tokyo
 
Apr 1981
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Mar 1986
Department of Contemporary Thoughts, College of Comparative Culture, University of Tsukuba
 
 
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1986
Second Cluster of College, University of Tsukuba
 

Committee Memberships

 
Jun 2014
 - 
Today
5: Designing Media Ecology  Editorial board member
 
Jan 2013
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Today
Mobile Media & Communication  Editorial board member
 
 
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Today
Asia Review  Editorial board member
 
2009
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2012
International Journal of Learning and Media  Editorial board member
 
2009
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2009
Digital Cultura & Education  Editorial board member
 

Awards & Honors

 
1994
Award of Telecom-Social Science, Telecommunications Advancement Foundation
 

Published Papers

 
Telephonoscope: A Media Design Study of Technologies and Cultural Programs for Novel Micro-Digital Storytelling
MIZUKOSHI Shin, MANABE Rikutaro, MIYATA Masako, TANAKA Katsuaki
Paper for the 67th International Communication Association Conference in San Diego      May 2017   [Refereed]
Since the 1990s, Digital Storytelling (DST) has become a popular kind of media expression through which the public narrate their stories. However, there has not been much development of information and communication technologies (ICT) and workshop...
MIZUKOSHI Shin
The Newsletter   (76) 38-39   Mar 2017   [Invited]
For several decades, media literacy has been understood as the critical reading of mass media and its educational possibilities. However, the rapid diffusion of digital technologies has changed the media landscape and it is almost time for us to f...
MIZUKOSHI Shin
Journal of Information Studies   (90) 39-53   Mar 2016
Although Shin Mizukoshi started his academic career as a media historian of the early days of radio, his interest has been drifted from this old medium for a long while.
Since around 2010, however, he has been involved in workshops, symposiums, an...
MIZUKOSHI Shin
5: Designing Media Ecology   4 22-39   Dec 2015
For a long time, design has been thought to be the domain of specialists. But literacy refers to educational activities that should be open to the general public. Recently, with the progression of digitalization and capitalism, design is no longer...
Mizukoshi Shin
Journal of Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence   26(5) 432-439   Sep 2011   [Refereed][Invited]

Misc

 
Techniques of Bodily Understanding (images)
MIZUKOSHI Shin
5: Designing Media Ecology   (6) 4-7   Dec 2016
Pokemon Go As My Matter
MIZUKOSHI Shin
Gekkan Kodomo no Bunka (Monthly Children's Culture)   (2016年7-8月号) 92-97   Aug 2016   [Invited]
Japanese Media Landscape: An Elaborate and Exclusive System
MERKLEJN Iwona and MIZUKOSHI Shin
5: Designing Media Ecology   3 112-117   Jun 2015
Is Japan the 'Galapagos Island' of Social Media?
Mizukoshi Shin
Global Asia   9(2)    Jul 2014   [Invited]
Beyond anti-intellectualism: An attempt to design a media community
MIZUKOSHI Shin
5: Designing Media Ecology   1 18-27   Jun 2014

Books etc

 
Storypacing: Co-Design of Digital Storytelling System with Geographic Information
MIZUKOSHI Shin (Part:Editor)
Sep 2016   
This is the final report of the joint research project "Co-Design of Digital Storytelling with Geographic Information" 2014-1016 (representative: Shin Mizukoshi & Mikko Villi) supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) & th...
MIZUKOSHI Shin and MELL Project (Part:Joint Editor)
University of Tokyo Press   Dec 2009   ISBN:413053016X
MIZUKOSHI Shin (Part:Editor)
Iwanami Publishing Company   Mar 2007   ISBN:4000228714
Kinokuniya Shoten   Mar 2005   ISBN:4314009772
Toolbox of Media Literacy: Watching, Making, and Reading Televisions
MELL Project and Japan Commercial Broadcasters Association (Part:Joint Work)
University of Tokyo Press   2005   
吉見 俊哉, 若林 幹夫, 水越 伸, 오석철, 항조희 (Part:Joint Work)
커뮤니케이션북스   2005   ISBN:8984993387
Media Studies(Revised Edition)
2001   
Culture of Information Society 3 : Design, Technology, and Market
1998   
Understanding the Media Literacy
1997   
A Half Century of Computer History
1997   

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Science Literacy: An Approach of Media Studies [Invited]
MIZUKOSHI Shin
Research Seminar of the National Diet Library   17 Mar 2017   
Rethinking about the Draft Tokyo Declaration on Collaborative Action for Media Literacy in East Asia 2006 [Invited]
MIZUKOSHI Shin
NCCU and UT Joint Symposium on journalism and communication education: The impact of new technology, interdisciplinary study, and internationalization   2 Dec 2016   
Media Literacy and Digital Storytelling in Contemporary Japan
MIZUKOSHI Shin
NTU-UTokyo Joint Conference: Searching Solutions to Grand Challenges in East Asia   30 Nov 2016   
How to Organize the Future Collaboration?: Reflection on the workshop of SNU-UT symposium 2015 at Lake Yamanaka [Invited]
MIZUKOSHI Shin
SNU-UT Symposium 2016   28 Oct 2016   
Meia Studies for Community Creation: Generating Small Media [Invited]
MIZUKOSHI Shin
Seminar of the Niigata Center for Life Long Learning Development   6 Oct 2016   
MIZUKOSHI Shin
27 Sep 2016   Journalism Research News
A You Tube video interview of Shin Mizukoshi. He talks about the current media landscape in Japan, digital journalism, future directions for media and his research projects.
MIZUKOSHI Shin
Open Lecture at the University of Jyväskylä   13 Sep 2016   Department of Communication, the University of Jyväskylä
In this lecture, Shin Mizukoshi will first give general information about the Japanese media landscape. Then he will present his perspectives about the future direction of media and media usage in Japan.
The Layout of New Media Literacy as a Buddhism Cathedral: Philosophical and Theoretical Part [Invited]
MIZUKOSHI Shin
Japan Society for Educational Technology SIG08   4 Jun 2016   
Local Government Workers and Media Literacy [Invited]
MIZUKOSHI Shin
Seminar of Local Autonomy College   1 Mar 2016   
Media Studies for Community Creation: Generating Small Media [Invited]
MIZUKOSHI Shin
Seminar of the Niigata Center for Life Long Learning Development   6 Nov 2015   
Issues in the Depth of Radio: Airwave, Community, and Technology [Invited]
MIZUKOSHI Shin
Community Broadcasting Forum in Hokkaido   24 Oct 2015   
Some Perspectives on Media Studies [Invited]
MIZUKOSHI Shin
Research Meeting, Media and Communication Studies, University of Helsinki   24 Sep 2015   
MIZUKOSHI Shin
IMETS Forum 2015   31 Jul 2015   Improvement of Media Education and Teaching Studies
Living with Radio [Invited]
TANIKAWA Shuntaro, MIZUKOSHI Shin, etc.
Talking with Matsuodo, NHK FM   12 Jul 2015   
Critical Media Practice: Social Design Theory of Cultural Programs and ICT Systems for People's Storytelling [Invited]
MIZUKOSHI Shin
Metamorphosis Workshop   25 Jun 2015   
MIZUKOSHI Shin
Asian Center Colloquium   Nov 2014   Asia Center, Seoul National University
MIZUKOSHI Shin
"5" Kick Off Symposium "Designing Media Ecology"   6 Jul 2014   "5" editorial office
MIZUKOSHI Shin
Case Pyhäjoki   4 Aug 2013   
Long Term-Redesigning: Mass Media and Grass-roots activities after 3.11 [Invited]
MIZUKOSHI Shin & TORIUMI Kiyoko
London Asia Pacific Cultural Studies Forum   18 Jun 2013   London Asia Pacific Cultural Studies Forum

Teaching Experience

 
 

Research Grants & Projects

 
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: 
Project Year: Oct 2014 - Sep 2016    Investigator(s): MIZUKOSHI Shin and Villi Mikko
Workshop-style Research on the Social Design of Wearable Media
Hakuhodo DY Media Partners: Collaborative Research Project
Project Year: Oct 2014 - Mar 2015    Investigator(s): MIZUKOSHI Shin and KATSUNO Masahiro
JST(Japan Science and Technology Agency): CREST(Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology)
Project Year: Oct 2006 - Mar 2012    Investigator(s): Takeshi Sunaga
Nickname “Media Exprimo.” It was an interdisciplinary research project on information platform design for people’s media expressions and digital storytelling. Mizukoshi was a leader of one of four teams.
Japan Commercial Broadcasters Association: Collaborative Research Project
Project Year: Apr 2001 - Mar 2011    Investigator(s): Shin Mizukoshi
Project Year: Apr 2008 - Mar 2011    Investigator(s): Shin Mizukoshi

Social Contribution

 
[Chief Editor]  "5" editorial office  Jun 2014 - Today
[TV or radio appearance, Panelist, Commentator, Presenter, Editor, Planner, Organizing Member, Report writing]  MELL Platz  Apr 2007 - Mar 2012
[TV or radio appearance, Panelist, Commentator, Presenter, Media coverage cooperation, Chief Editor, Interviewer, Editor, Lecturer, Advisor, Informant, Planner, Organizing Member, Demonstrator, Investigater, Report writing, Contribution]  MELL Project  Jan 2001 - Mar 2006