Saturday, 28 October 2017 at 9:00 am – Saturday, 28 October 2017 at 6:00 pm

Japan in the Digital Age

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Date: Saturday 28th October 2017

Time: 9am - 6pm

Location: The Shed Digital Innovation Hub, Manchester Metropolitan University

Japan has been a place of fascination throughout the years, yet there is little sustained discussion on how contemporary Japan is situated within the rapidly changing landscape of the New Millennium. This interdisciplinary, one-day Symposium brings together academics, PG students and practitioners to examine the transformation of Japan in the Digital Age, and the transformation of the Digital Age through Japanese culture, practice, politics, technologies, industries and beyond. We wish to provide a supportive and inspiring environment to engage in cross-disciplinary and cross-sector dialogues; to present the opportunity to learn about innovative digital projects, technologies and practices in Japan; and to encourage building a network of those engaged with Japan through their work and lives.

This event is kindly supported by the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.
Our two keynote speakers are:

  • Professor Ian Condry, MIT, a leading scholar of contemporary Japanese popular culture. Prof. Condry will discuss his latest research on Japanese/digital cultures
  • Mr Gen-i Kazuhito (源井 和), an award-winning media practitioner who will discuss 2.5 Dimension Musical/Theatre (2.5D theatre involves adaptation of anime, manga and video games)

Catering is included.

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For more information, please contact:

Lucy Simpson, Research in Arts and Humanities Assistant ·

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