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But is it art? Anime in the 'post-cinematic' age

Nov 14, 2015

But is it art? Anime in the 'post-cinematic' age

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The past 15 years have seen a boom in academic studies of anime, ranging from thematic and cultural analysis such as Susan J. Napier’s “Anime from Akira to Howl’s Moving Castle” to formal theory based on technical processes and the nature of two-dimensional images ...

A guide to disaster survival and good design

Nov 7, 2015

A guide to disaster survival and good design

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‘The medium is the message” — with that famous 1964 phrase, communication theorist Marshall McLuhan emphasized that societies are influenced just as much by a medium as the content it carries. Three years later, McLuhan and graphic designer Quentin Fiore teamed up to create ...

Natsume Soseki goes back to hell in 'The Miner'

Oct 24, 2015

Natsume Soseki goes back to hell in 'The Miner'

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Natsume Soseki’s 1908 novel “The Miner” has often been regarded as an oddity. It stands aloof both in subject matter and style from the two great “trilogies” Soseki penned between 1908 and 1914. The Miner, by Natsume Soseki, Translated by Jay Rubin. 264 pages ...