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Conference Schedule for "Desired Identities: New Technology-based Metamorphosis in Japan"

News from Mar 09, 2020

Desired Identities:
New Technology-based Metamorphosis in Japan

Conference Organized by the ERC-Funded Research Project
“Emotional Machines: The Technological Transformation of Intimacy in Japan” (EMTECH) in cooperation with the Department of Research and Higher Education of the musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac

Event Date: June 27–28, 2020
Organizers
: Elena Giannoulis, Agnès Giard and Berthold Frommann

Live on the YouTube Channel of musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac

(https://tinyurl.com/ydgwtg2k)

SATURDAY: 12:00–17:20 CEST | June 27, 2020

Live on YouTube (Day 1)

  • 12:00-12:10 | Philippe CHARLIER (Director of the Department of Research and Higher Education of musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac, France) Welcome Speech – How to Make Love with a Ghost?
  • 12:10–12:20 | Liudmila BREDIKHINA & Agnès GIARD Can’t Stop “Me” Anymore (short film, 2020)
  • 12:20–12:30 | Superflux (Anab JAIN & Jon ARDERN) Trigger Warning (short film, 2018)
  • 12:30–13:10 | Dominique BOULLIER – Keynote (Professor, Sciences Po, CEE, France): Extension of the Domain of Fake
  • 13:10–13:30 | Chat Meeting (20 mn) – https://tinyurl.com/y7pbql33 
  • 13:30–14:00 | Lunch Break (30 mn)

PANEL: High-tech and kyara-ka

  • 14:00–14:30 | Akihiko SHIRAI (Director of GREE VR Studio Lab, Japan): Research and Development for Avatar-Driven Virtual Society in VR4.0 Era
  • 14:30–15:00 | Patrick W. GALBRAITH (Lecturer, Senshū University, Japan): Character, Culture, Platform: Locating Emotional Technology in Contemporary Japan
  • 15:00–15:20 | Chat Meeting (20 mn) – https://tinyurl.com/yckgjj37 
  • 15:20–16:00 | Coffee Break (40 mn)

PANEL: Avatars and Self-Presentation

  • 16:00–16:30 | Alain DELLA NEGRA & Kaori KINOSHITA Spotting “Tsuma” (short film, 2020)
  • 16:30–17:00 | Agnès GIARD (Postdoctoral Researcher, Freie Universität Berlin, EMTECH, Germany): Becoming an Avatar in a Japanese Love Game: Female Identity and Desired Alienation
  • 17:00–17:20 | Chat Meeting (20 mn) – https://tinyurl.com/ydaokl8x 


SUNDAY 28 JUNE 2020  | 12:00–17:20

Live on YouTube (Day 2)

PANEL: Kyara-ka and Embodiment

  • 12:00–12:30 | Shunsuke NOZAWA (Assistant Professor, Hokkaido University, Japan): The Seiyūesque: the Layering of Agency and the Labor of Characterization
  • 12:30–13:00 | Debra J. OCCHI (Professor, Miyazaki International College, Japan): Kyara-ka Characterizations, Technologies, and Tensions of Embodiment for Local Tokusatsu Action Heroes in Miyazaki’s Himukaizer Media Mix
  • 13:00–13:20 | Chat Meeting (20 mn) – https://tinyurl.com/ycyfcg26
  • 13:20–14:00 | Lunch Break (40 mn)

PANEL: VirtualTubers and Visual Transgendering

  • 14:00–14:30 | Edmond ERNEST DIT ALBAN (Lecturer, McGill University, Canada): Kyara-ka as a Queering Process? From Queer Animation to Online VTubers Personas
  • 14:30–14:45 | Lou RAMBERT PREISS Les Zumains / DOLLER (short film, 2017)
  • 14:45–15:15 | HOLOGRAPHIC (VTubers, graduates from Tōkyō University & Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences, Japan): The Babiniku Phenomenon in Japan: when Men Metamorphose into Bishōjo Characters
  • 15:15–15:35 | Chat Meeting (20 mn) – https://tinyurl.com/y7wydjj5 
  • 15:35–16:00 | Coffee Break (25 mn)

PANEL: Hatsune Miku and Vocaloid Metamorphoses

  • 16:00–16:30 | Rafal ZABOROWSKI (Lecturer, King’s College London, United Kingdom): Virtually Authentic: Co-creating Hatsune Miku
  • 16:30–17:00 | Cody POULTON (Professor, University of Victoria, Canada): Performative Metamorphoses: Hatsune Miku and 3.5 Dimension Culture
  • 17:00–17:20 | Chat Meeting (20 mn) – https://tinyurl.com/ydfle87z


Language of the conference

English

Scientific Program Planning Committee members

Elena Giannoulis, Agnès Giard, Berthold Frommann

Coordination

Anna Gianotti-Laban, Coordination manager of scientific events, musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac. Email: anna.gianotti-laban@quaibranly.fr

Liudmila Bredikhina (EMTECH)

Websites

https://www.geschkult.fu-berlin.de/emtech
http://www.quaibranly.fr

Contact

All questions should be emailed to agnes.giard@fu-berlin.de

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