In this issue of In Medias Res, we look at media and technology in the farm worker movement…and much more.
Duke University Press will soon publish Associate Professor Ian Condry‘s new book The Soul of Anime: Collaborative Creativity and Japan’s Media Success Story.
Ian Condry’s research has taken him from underground genba hip-hop nightclubs to Tokyo anime studios, but his interest in Japan was sparked here, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
How has science fiction has influenced the development of real robotic systems, both in research laboratories and corporations?
Ian Condry on the prevalence of giant robots in anime and Cynthia Breazeal on how science fiction has influenced the development of real robotic systems.
The New England premiere of the anime feature film “Summer Wars” (2009, Director Mamoru Hosoda, Madhouse / Kadokawa). The director and producer of the film, both based in Japan, will be present at the screening and will participate in a Q&A/discussion after the film.
This study examines one particular subset of videogame players, for whom the consumption of Japanese videogames in particular is of great value, in addition to their related activities consuming anime and manga from Japan.