About our GROUP

This group is interested in looking at magic, monsters, and machines as a set of socially constructed phenomenon, which reflects the notion of conflict and tension in society.This group examines the intersectionality between post-modernity, ambiguity, and socio-techno system. Our research group works in the area of digital anthropology research, human-computer interaction, and play study.

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Policy Advise on Zombie Apocalypse

This recommendation is made for the remaining operation of the Centers for Disease Control and [...]

Silkie, Robot, and Alien : The Interpretation and Analysis of Human and the Otherness in Experimental Silkie Stories.

Thought experiments are traditionally associated with science, they are the hypothetical or theoretical experiments that [...]

Machine Mononoke : robot, supernatural, and power

In the modern world, power is oftenly associated with democracy and political legitimacy. The idea [...]

The Computational Aesthetics of Kojiki : the Machine Learning Approach for Regenerating the Primitive Japanese Text, and the Relationship between Machine and Authorship.

Literature have influenced and shaped humanities since human’s imagination have broaden the horizon of language [...]

The Development of Ethical Guideline and Social Practice for Robot and Artificial Intelligence

Traditionally, robot is as an anthropomorphic, autonomous entity that possesses intelligence and acts in a [...]

Computational kwaidan: recreating Japanese tales with machine learning

Lafcadio Hearn collected ghost stories, monstrous tales, and exotic observations in his Kwaidan Stories and [...]

Rashomon universe, distorted universe, or parallel universes

After watching Rashomon the film (1950), one of the questions that strikes me is the [...]

On my Godzilla’s mind

Based on Tanaka’s question, Godzilla is a tangible reflection of the nuclear trauma in Japan, [...]