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.
Hiromu Nagahara on the life and career of Horiuchi Keizō, an MIT grad who found himself in the center of Japan’s “mass media revolution” in the 1920s and ’30s as a prominent composer, critic, radio broadcaster, and publisher.
Hiromu Nagahara explores Japan’s first “mass media revolution”, in the 1920s and ’30s, when technology expanded the number of media product consumers.
The “cultural feedback” of noise music through its recorded forms, technologies of live performance, and creative practices of musicians and listeners.
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.
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.