Professor Ian Condry explores contemporary Japanese music, with a comparison of diverse examples, such as female Japanese rappers, underground techno festivals, the virtual idol Hatsune Miku, and the pop idol group AKB48.
Introduced by Prof. Ian Condry, Global Studies and Languages, MIT.
An adventure story involving social energy + art + Emile Durkheim’s “take” on Mauss + Hubert’s “take” on mana + the creativity of gossip.
Featuring social scientists, media theorists, writers, artists, activists, this unconference asks: “How can we dissolve the structures of power that produce today’s inequalities?”
Associate Professor Ian Condry — a specialist on anthropology in Japan — spoke with Wired Magazine about one of his favorite topics, the virtual pop star Hatsune Miku.
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.
Mimi Ito, a cultural anthropologist at UC Irvine, discusses how otaku has come to play a major role in Japan’s identity at home and abroad.