January 2014

Brief report about the International Conference: Revisiting the Emancipatory Potential of Digital Media in Asia

24-25 January 2014, Leiden University (program and book of abstracts) The conference with nineteen speakers covering eight Asian countries (mostly China and Japan) was highly vibrant and inspirational. Richard Rogers, Professor of New Media and Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam, set the emphasis on digital methods in his keynote speech (see also the website and the monograph), which … Continue reading

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Book review: Cyberanthropology

Knorr, Alexander. 2011. Cyberanthropology. Wuppertal: Peter Hammer Verlag, 188pp. German language. Cyberanthropology by Alexander Knorr, an anthropologist from München University, is a pleasant-to-read book. It contains a detailed definition of the different components that form the field ‘cyberanthropology’, shows the interconnection between the literary genre ‘cyberpunk’, gaming, and people’s subconscious everyday involvement with cyberpunk, and provides an example of what … Continue reading

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