Saint Onii-san (聖☆おにいさん). Understanding the Japanese Strategy of Syncretismanime, anthropology, Archaeology, buddha, buddhism, Catholicism, Christianity, cinema, confucius, cultural anthropology, daoism, Easter, Eastern enlightenment, Eastern religion, Eastern tradition, enlightenment, grad studies, graduate student, india, India studies, Indian, japan, japanese, Japanese study, japanologist, Jesus, laotzi, manga, media studies, meditation, meditations, messiah, mindfulness, nirvana, religion, religious studies, Sakka muni, salvation, Santori, spiritual, spirituality, world religions
When we work as anthropologists, especially we media archaeologists, it is central to question our own interpretations as biased at best. Still, there is work to do. Through our tireless dialogues and humdrum carrying-ons there remains the work of turning lead into gold. This alchemy is anthropology. Learning to see the world for what it…
This Floating Life is but a Dream: Li Bai, Shen Fu, playing The Last of Us, and reflecting on the evanescence of things.comparative literature, Culture, digital communities, film studies, game studies, gaming, Graduate Research, graduate school, interactive fiction, language, narrative design, Narratology, Poem, poet, Poetry, storytelling, taoism, the writers life, translation, writingancient China, Austin wintory, あわれ, buddhism, Chinese poetry, 物の哀れ, dao, daoism, game writer, game writing, impermanence, journey, last of us, li bai, Ludology, mono-no-aware, narrative, narrative design, Narratology, naughty dog, neil druckmann, PlayStation, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Poem, poet, Poetry, ps5, shen fu, storyteller, storytelling, Tao, taoism, the last of us, the last of us part II, wu Wei, 仏
I’ve begun rereading some of my favorite Chinese poets and can’t help but find striking similarities, in aesthetic and philosophy, between these brilliantly minded writers from so long ago and contemporary storytellers. The main suspects in todays post: Shen Fu, Li Bai, Austin Wintory (Journey), and the savory addiction concocted by the dreamweavers at Naughty…
Approaching The Last Airbender as a Media Scholar
What do Michael Foucault and Avatar: The Last Airbender have in common? Me! Doing media studies, thinking about it too much, and ontological linguistics. What am I even talking about? Join in the discussion to find out. #mediastudies #fandom #philosophy
Demons Out, Fortune In. It’s Setsubun (節分): Bean Scattering, Bad Fortunes & Demon SlayingAnthropology, buddhism, festival, folklore, folkloresque, folklorist, japan, japanese cinema, japanese folklore, japanese language, japanese mythology, japanese video games, japanese videogames, religious studies, ritual, shinto, shintoism, spiritual, spirituality, writinganimism, asakusa, bean throwing, buddhism, buddhist, 祭, 立春, 節分, exorcism, 鬼は外、福は内!, 鬼は外福は内, 豆撒き, festivals, folklore, geisha, haru matsuri, heian, heian shrine, japan, Japanese festivals, kagura, kyoto, lunar new year, mamemaki, matsuri, oni, risshun, rituals, senso-ji, setsubun, shinto, shintoism, shrine, sumo, tokyo, year of the tiger, zodiac, 年男, 春祭
We’re going to throw our beans, embrace this spring. Out, out with you Oni! Come, come good things. Oh, and get boosted. Seriously.