Saint Onii-san (聖☆おにいさん). Understanding the Japanese Strategy of Syncretism
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…
How to Tell a Story: It’s time we forget Aristotle
while I’m more than savvy regarding the western dramatic tradition and familiar with the ins and outs of the Poetics, my training is in the Eastern tradition. So take my view with a grain of salt, or 塩
SPRING READING: FROM STRANGE WORLDS TO LIFE BETWEEN WORDS
Be mindful of books in translation and Make time for reading this spring. The world will thank you. I would love to hear your recommendations!
FLCL Retrospective: The Hero’s (Horny) Journey
FLCL, oh gimme that foo-ri coo-ri. The early 2000’s found me sneaking into my mom’s tv room to catch Adult Swim’s broadcast of a bizarre six-episode… what I would call event, about yet another boy caught up in mecha-madness. Now, before I managed to write this off as some offbrand random wannabe EVA, I found…