(Last updated : 2024-03-28 21:01:46)
   Department   Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University College of Asia Pacific Studies
   Position   Professor
■ Education
1. Media and Communication, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Graduated, PhD
2. 〔Master Course〕 Master of Fine Arts, Fine Arts, Concordia University, Completed, Master of Fine Arts
3. Media Arts, Fine Arts, Concordia University, Graduated
■ 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. 2023/06/11 Article Machines that feel: Behavioral determinants of attitude towards affect recognition technology—Upgrading technology acceptance theory with the mindsponge model. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 10(1), 1-16. Nature Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 10(1), 1-16. Nature pp.117-135 (Collaboration) 
2. 2023/07/01 Book 'Automating Extremism: Mapping The Affective Role of Artificially Intelligent Agents in Online Radicalisation' in E. Pashentsev's, Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence, Palgrave McMillan.   (Collaboration) 
3. 2023/04/28 Article Losing the Information War to Adversarial AI. AI and Society, Springer Nature. In Press. (Q1) AI and Society  (Collaboration) 
4. 2022/02 Article Understanding the acceptance of emotional artificial intelligence in Japan healthcare system: A survey of clinic visitors' attitude, Technology in Society, Elsevier Technology in Society 72 (Collaboration) 
5. 2022/10/11 Book Emotional AI in the Cities: Cross-cultural Lessons from the UK and Japan on Designing for Ethical Life in Carta, S., Machine Learning and the City: Applications in Architecture and Urban Design Machine Learning and the City: Applications in Architecture and Urban Design 8,pp.621-629 (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