(Last updated : 2022-03-29 16:53:56)
   Department   College of Asia Pacific Studies
   Position   Professor
■ Education
1. 1996 Media Arits, Fine Arts, Concordia University, Completed
2. 1988 media Arts, Fine Arts, Concordia University
■ Academic and professional experience
1. 2007/04 Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Professor
2. 2005/04~2007/01 Chulalongkorn University Media Communications Adjunct
3. 2001/09~2007/12 Mantello - New Media and Design Managing Director
4. 1997/08~1999/05 Cinemania Exhibition Organizer
5. 1996/09~1997/05 Concordia University Department of Cinema Lecturer
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■ Message
“Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.”
― Frank Zappa
■ Current research
Human-Centric Artificial Intelligence, Predictive Policing, Surveillance Studies, Social Media, Selfies, Self Capture Culture, Conflict and Media, Jihadist Media, Media and Politics.
■ Image

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“Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.” ― Frank Zappa
■ Current specialized field
Artificial Intelligence, Media and Politics, Videogame Theory, Intelligent Systems, Surveillance Studies, Predictive Policing, Conflict and War (Key Word:Artificial Intelligence, Conflict and Security, Surveillance Studies, Videogame Theory, Predictive Policing)  Link
■ Books and theses
1. 2021/04/30 Article Virality, Contagion and Public Discourse. The Role of Memes as Prophylaxis and Catharsis in an Age of Crisis, Journal of Rhetoric and Communication, Sofia University Press. Issue 46 ISSN 1341-4464 46 (Collaboration) 
2. 2021/02/17 Article “Gauging University Students’ understanding of ethical issues pertaining to the role of artificial intelligence in Smart City Design” ‘’. (Q1) AI and Society  (Collaboration) 
3. 2021/01/03 Article ‘Virality, Contagion and Public Discourse. The Role of Memes as Prophylaxis and Catharsis in an Age of Crisis’ Journal of Rhetoric and Communication 2021(46) (Collaboration)  Link
4. 2019/04/14 Article “Improving Bayesian Statistics understanding in the age of Big Data with the bayesv R package” Software Impacts 4(100016),pp.14-28 (Collaboration)  Link
5. 2018/12 Book Mantello, Peter and Douglas Ponton (2018) 'Breaking point: Mapping the politics of extreme otherness in right-wing media of Brexit and the Refugee Crisis' In S. Rotella's, The Challenges of Migration in North America and Europe  pp.65-87 (Collaboration) 
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■ Academic or professional association memberships
1. Asian Association of World Historians
2. 2017/04~2018/04 EISA (European International Studies Association)
3. 2010/03~2011/03 ISA
■ Conference presentations
1. 2014/04/06 The Ugly Canadian – Canadian Militarism (American European Studies Conference,)
2. 2014/03/21 Discreet War and Liberal Modernity (Global Centenary of War)
3. 2011/03/29 THEVISIONMACHINE.COM (ISA 2011)
4. 2010/10/03 Videogames and the Cold War, The Dawn of the Military Industrial Complex (Cold War Cultures –)
5. 2010/09/30 Burma Photojournalism (Invited Guestspeaker: War Photography and the Crisis of The Image)
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■ Research topic, funded research and KAKENHI
1. 2020/07~2023/03  Technology, Criminality and Crime in Pre-Crime Society  (Key Word : Precrime, Predictive Policing, Algorithmic Sentencing, Big Data, Fusion Centers)
2. 2019/05~2019/12  Emotional AI: Comparative Considerations for UK and Japan across Commercial, Civic and Security Sectors  (Key Word : Emotional AI, surveillance, security, affective computing, machine learning, personalization, empathetic media, smart city, predictive security, cloud communities, capsule worlds) Link
3. 2014/04~2017/03  Lethal Appetites: Media, Connectivity and Consumption in the Age of Discreet War  (Key Word : )
4. 2010~2012  Disneylands of War JSPS - Exploratory Research  (Key Word : )
5. 2010~2012  Disneylands of War: Militarizing Play  (Key Word : )
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■ Awards and honors
1. 2009/12 Faculty Development Grant
■ Committee and society
1. Proof : Media For SOcial Justice. Board member