We publish “5 reviews”: essays at the end of the magazine 5: Designing Mesia Ecology.
本サイトでは、「5: Designing Media Ecology」 の巻末エッセイコーナー、5 review」を雑誌と並行して順次公開しています。

What follows is the list of the current four reviewers of five fields. Past contributors are in the last part.

Art & Culture 

江上賢一郎(Kenichiro Egami)
Kenichiro Egami is an independent researcher/a lecturer at Kyushu University (part-time). 2007-09 MA in Anthropology and Cultural Politics, Goldsmiths College, University of London (UK). Kenichiro Egami undertakes independent research and photo documentation on the autonomous space activism of Asia. He also organizes workshops on art and activism in Fukuoka city and works on his first photographic collection.



Science, Technology, and Society

神里達博(Tatsuhiro Kamisato)
Tatsuhiro Kamisato, ph.D., is Professor at Chiba University. Born in 1967 and graduated with a bachelor of chemical engineering from the University of Tokyo, he completed his doctoral studies in the history and philosophy of science. His publications include “Bunmei Tantei no Bouken (The Adventures of a Civilization Detective)” and “Shokuhin Risuku: BSE to Modaniti (Food Risk: BSE and Modernity).”


 Mediated Culture

Suzanne Mooney(スザンヌ・ムーニー)
Suzanne Mooney is an Irish artist based in Japan. She graduated with a Ph.D. from Tama Art University in 2014 and received an Aesthetica Art Prize in 2015, selected from 3,500 applicants. She has been awarded residencies in Iceland, Korea, Ireland, and Spain. Her art practice examines how representations of landscape in visual arts can reflect our contemporary culture’s lived-space, exploring issues of globalization, urbanization, and the effects of technological developments on our societies. Mooney is a long-term artist-in-residence in Koganecho, Yokohama, and was an exhibiting artist for Koganecho Bazaar 2017.

アーティスト。アイルランド出身。2014 年、多摩美術大学にて博士号を取得。2015年、3,500人の応募者から Aesthetica Art Prizeを受賞。欧州、アジアでの滞在・活動経験があり、グ ローバリゼーション、都市化、技術と社会等の視点から、ビジュアルアートに表される景観と現代空間との関係性を探っている。2015年から、横浜市黄金町アーティスト・イン・レジデンス。2017年、黄金町バザール出展アーティスト。


Technology & Media

宇田川敦史(Atsushi Udagawa)
Atsushi Udagawa is a Ph.D. student at the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, the University of Tokyo. Born in 1977 in Tokyo, he graduated from the Faculty of Integrated Human Studies, Kyoto University. His research interests include media studies and media history. He is currently working for an e-commerce company as a digital marketing and UX design specialist and researching a ranking system and digital media platform.


***Past Contributors

Moving Images

Seongsoo Baeg(ペク・ソンス)
Seongsoo Baeg received a B.A. from the Mass Communication Department, Ewha Woman’s University, South Korea, and completed the master of sociology from the University of Tokyo. She is currently an associate professor of cultural studies of media at Kanda University of International Studies. She conducts joint research (d’CATCH project)  on cross-cultural communication and media literacy with Asian countries. She is a visiting scholar of National University of Singapore in 2015-16.

韓国梨花女子大学卒業、東京大学大学院社会情報学専攻修士課程修了。専門はメディア文化研究。東アジア、東南アジアとの異文化コミュニケーションとメディア・リテラシーのための共同プロジェクト(d’CATCH project) に取り組む。神田外語大学国際コミュニケーション学科准教授。2015年度、シンガポール国立大学客員研究員。


Journalism (from 1st to 5th issue)

神谷説子(Setsuko Kamiya)
Setsuko Kamiya is a former staff writer and editor for The Japan Times. She is currently working on her doctorate at the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies at the Univ. of Tokyo, focusing on communication design in criminal trials. In 2005, she studied the U.S. jury system as a Fulbright Journalist Fellow and a visiting scholar at the University of California Berkeley.


Art & Culture

高橋聡太(Sota Takahashi)
Sota Takahashi is a lecturer at Fukuoka Jo Gakuin University since 2016, after finishing a Ph.D. course at Tokyo University of the Arts. He was studying popular music in 20th century Japan, focusing on the dynamism of trans-pacific cultural communication. He is currently conducting historical research on live performances by foreign musicians who visited post-occupation Japan.



Andrew Yang(アンドリュー・ヤン)
Andrew Yang is a transdisciplinary scholar and artist who examines the interweaving ecology of the natural, cultural, and pedagogical aspects.  His artwork has been exhibited from Oklahoma to Yokohama and will appear in the upcoming 14th Istanbul Biennial.  His writing & research appear in various journals, including Biological Theory, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, Antennae, and Leonardo.   He holds a Ph.D. in Zoology and MFA in Visual Arts and is currently an Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

生態学を軸に、自然、文化、教育の分野を横断する学際的活動を展開する研究者・アーティスト。アート作品はオクラホマ、横浜など各地で展覧され、2015年のイスタンブール・ビエンナーレにも出展予定。他方で、「Biological Theory」「Interdisciplinary Science Review」「Antennae」「Lenardo」などのジャーナルに寄稿する。シカゴ美術館附属美術大学准教授。美術学修士、動物学博士。