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Kazunori Mizushima and Mahan Moalemi: Futurisms and East Asian Media Ecologies

April 23, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Kazunori Mizushima, Professor of Cultural Studies, Osaka Sangyo University, Japan
Mahan Moalemi, PhD Candidate in Film and Visual Studies, Harvard University.

Kazunori Mizushima’s presentation, From Neo-Tokyo to Neo-China and Beyond: For the Navigation of Futures in East Asian Media Ecologies, discusses (1) the linkage between Tokyo 2020, AKIRA, and Neo-Tokyo, (2) the transition of the future from Neo-Tokyo to Neo-China, (3) the intricate relationship between right/left accelerationism and sinofuturism, and (4) the relationship between AI-capital and post-capitalist inhumanism. It would be great if this could contribute even a little to the “politics of navigation” (Mahan Moalemi), which will open the futures in East Asian Media Ecologies toward “chronocommons.”

Mahan Moalemi’s presentation, Ethnofuturisms, will look into the critical potentials of “ethnofuturism in the plural form” as a comparative framework for approaching a range of theoretical and artistic endeavors, including sinofuturism, among others, that negotiate the dilemmas of situated historicity after the alleged end(s) of history.

Presented via Zoom: https://harvard.zoom.us/j/96523725983?pwd=SjMzY2JuVjM3QzIxYlR2b2xOVW9DZz09


April 23, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Department of East Asian Language and Civilizations
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