Professor Condry will explore contemporary Japanese music, with a comparison of diverse examples, such as female Japanese rappers, underground techno festivals, the virtual idol Hatsune Miku, and the pop idol group AKB48. How can music help us understand the curvature of social space-time? What does this mean for our understanding of society and culture?
Thursday, October 10
Asia Pop!: Japanese Pop Music and the Curvature of Social Space-Time
From Underground Music to Pop Idols
Ian Condry, Comparative Media Studies/Writing, MIT
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Asian Studies Center