Anime symposium at MIT April 14-15

Apr 11th 2006
The MIT research project

Cool Japan: Media, Culture, Technology

presents a two-day symposium

"Violence and Desire in Japanese Popular Culture"

�April 14 - 15, 2006 (Friday / Saturday) @�MIT

�For more information contact [email protected] or 617-253-4771.

Sponsored by MIT Foreign Languages and LIteratures, MIT Comparative Media Studies, MIT Japan Program, and Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies


Schedule of Events:

Friday, April 14

2:00 � 4:00 pm�� �� �� �� �
32-155


Panel Presentation � Anime:� Religion / Art / Nature�
Professor Helen Hardacre (Harvard)� on religious themes in anime
Professor Ikumi Kaminishi (Tufts) on�Takashi Murakami's�Superflat project
Professor Anthony Lioi (MIT) on Hayao Miyazaki and�environmental apocalypse



4:00 � 5:00 pm�������������
Reception�
Stata Center Student Street (immediately outside 32-155)




7:00 � 9:00 pm��
3-270����������
Samurai Champloo (2004, Dir. Shinichiro Watanabe) �����������
Anime�screening and�discussion with Kou Furukawa (author,�Samurai Champloo movie book)�
on anime hip-hop samurai�warriors

� �� �� �� ������������ � �� �� �� �
Set in the Edo Period (1600-1868), this recent anime TV�series�remixes classic swordplay themes against a�backdrop�of contemporary Japanese hip-hop music,�challenging us to consider the complexity of cross-cultural�fertilization�and innovation.�
Note:� some mature themes (R-rated sex, drugs, violence).��

Saturday, April 15


2:00 - 4:00 pm� �� �� �� �
32-155��
Panel Presentation - Anime Capitalism �� �� �� ������������
Professor Anne Allison (Duke University) on Pokémon capitalism�and desire
John O'Donnell (Founder, Central Park Media) on otaku�entrepreneurs and anime distribution�in�the�US
Professor Ian Condry (MIT) on fansubs, piracy, and global media



Map of MIT
The attached map of the MIT campus indicates the following:
Venues for Cool Japan events are marked in orange.
MIT parking lots that can be used on Friday evening� and Saturday afternoon are marked in purple (see parking below)
A searchable map of the MIT campus is available at�http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg


Public Parking Facilities
The following public parking facilities are in the MIT area.� We suggest using a public parking lot if you plan to attend the Friday afternoon panel presentation.
Please call for current rates and directions.

Mass Ave and Vassar St. Lot
139 Mass. Ave.
617-258-8232
$9.00/8 hrs

Four Cambridge Ctr., Kinney System
(Entrance on Ames St. or Broadway)
617-492-1956
$16.00/8 hrs

10 Cambridge Center, Kinney System
Binney St. Off Broadway
617-621-3115
$18.00/8 hrs

University Park
Green and Sidney Sts
617-621-8023
$18.00/8 hrs

Parking on the MIT campus
An MIT parking permit is required for all vehicles on MIT property between 7:30am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.
From 5:00pm to 7:30am and on weekends and holidays permits are not required for MIT-affiliated people in the following lots.
Several of these lots closest to the venue locations are marked in purple on the attached map.

� ��* Hayward Lot
� ��* N10 Lot
� ��* East Lot
� ��* Pacific Lot
� ��* Sloan Lot
� ��* Windsor Lot
� ��* Tang Center Lot (E51).

Vehicles without permits parked during this time in any other MIT parking area will be subject to ticketing or towing.

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