In this presentation, Meredith Schweig explores the gender politics and practices of the Taiwan rap scene.
Podcast: David Novak, “The Cultural Feedback of Noise”
The “cultural feedback” of noise music through its recorded forms, technologies of live performance, and creative practices of musicians and listeners.
Podcast: Marcella Szablewicz, “Nostalgia for a Not-So-Distant Youth: Digital Games and Affect in Urban China”
Are games the imagined utopia they are made out to be in these nostalgic accounts or might these affective attachments prove to be a form of “cruel optimism”?
Mimi Ito, “Fandom Unbound: Otaku Culture in a Connected World”
Mimi Ito, cultural anthropologist, discusses how this once marginalized popular culture came to play a major role in Japan’s identity at home and abroad.