The Nonhuman in Japanese Culture and Society: Spirits, Animals, Technology

September 21, 2018 - September 24, 2018
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
University of Victoria

CAPI is proud to host "The Nonhuman in Japanese Culture and Society: Spirits, Animals, Technology," a four-day conference at the University of Victoria organized by our Visiting Scholar, Dr. Cody Poulton, from UVic's Department of Pacific and Asian Studies:

This conference will bring experts from a wide array of disciplines—from the humanities and social sciences, visual and performing arts, and engineering, scholars as well as artist-practitioners—to explore issues concerning how the nonhuman has impacted their own fields, both practically and conceptually. Areas of theoretical inquiry and expertise include: animal studies; new materialism; new media studies, including digital and interactive media such as virtual and augmented reality; computer graphics and imaging; social robotics, including human-robot interaction; artificial intelligence; gaming and martial arts; the philosophy of mind/body; bioengineering; science fiction, material performance and puppetry; and new media dramaturgy and performance.

Visit the conference website for full details:

Non-human in Japanese culture screenshot of the website