I am originally from Japan and currently live as a permanent resident in Vancouver, British Columbia (BC), Canada. I migrated to the city two decades ago. I have a BA in sociology and a MA in communication/media studies, both of which I completed at Simon Fraser University, which exists on the unceded traditional lands of the Coast Salish peoples. Irecently completed a PhD in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia, which exists also on the unceded traditional lands of the Coast Salish peoples. My doctoral dissertation titled Minor-Videos and Becoming-Japanese is about the exploration of new subjectivities and futurity through collaboratively making videos with disinvested young migrants of a JSL institute in Japan and analyzing our edited video images using Deleuzian film-philosophy. Concurrently, I am working full-time as a multimedia specialist in the Centre for Educational Excellence at Simon Fraser University. This position, which involves filming and editing audiovisual materials to deliver as educational media for learning and teaching purposes, helps me carry on the videography work I have been doing for the past decade and paves the way for becoming an experimental video philosopher and artist in and/or outside academia. My latest artistic video project, which is titled Autopoietic Veering, aims to bring forth creative acts of critique and differentiation through more-than-human and more-than-visual experience as new stimuli to humans’ governed memories and habits. It is supposed to be a series of experimental audiovisual products each accompanying a scholarly writing.
Publications and Exhibitions
Iwase, M., & Bradley, J. P. N. (2021). Towards a noncompliant pedagogy of the image: Reading negentropic bifurcatory potentials in video images. Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy, 6(1), 1-27. https://doi.org/10.1163/23644583-bja10020.
M. (2023). Minor videos and becoming-Japanese: Towards migrant adolescent molecular revolution. In J. P. N. Bradley, A. T-G Lee, & M. N. Y. (Eds.), Deleuze, Guattari, and the schizoanalysis of post-media (pp. 197-217). Bloomsbury Publishing.