Machiko Kusahara

March 15, 2004, 12:00 am   » 

Wireless Society: The Culture of Japanese "Almighty" Mobile Phones.

Machiko Kusahara is Professor of Media Arts at Waseda University, Tokyo. She has also worked as a visiting professor at UCLA, Department of Design | Media Arts. Professor Kusahara is an internationally known specialist of Japanese and international media culture, digital art, gaming and wireless communication. She has published numerous studies about in different languages, lectured worldwide, curated exhibitions and been a member of numerous prestigious media festival juries, including the Interactive Media Festival (Los Angeles), Ars Electronica (Linz), Vida: Art & Artificial Life International Competition (Spain) and The Japanese Media Art Festival, among others. In recent years Professor Kusahara has researched topics like digital pets, interactive media art, the archaeology of Japanese visual culture and cell phone use as a symbolic form in Japan. Her lecture will discuss the most recent trends and forms of Japanese wireless culture.

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