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The Resource Japanese Robot Culture : Performance, Imagination, and Modernity

Japanese Robot Culture : Performance, Imagination, and Modernity

Label
Japanese Robot Culture : Performance, Imagination, and Modernity
Title
Japanese Robot Culture
Title remainder
Performance, Imagination, and Modernity
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Japanese Robot Culture examines social robots in Japan, those in public, domestic, and artistic contexts. Unlike other studies, this book sees the robot in relation to Japanese popular culture, and argues that the Japanese 'affinity' for robots is the outcome of a complex loop of representation and social expectation in the context of Japan's continuing struggle with modernity. Considering Japanese robot culture from the critical perspectives afforded by theatre and performance studies, this book is concerned with representations of robots and their inclusion in social and cultural contexts, which science and engineering studies do not address. The robot as a performing object generates meaning in staged events and situations that make sense for its Japanese observers and participants. This book examines how specific modes of encounter with robots in carefully constructed mises en scène can trigger reflexive, culturally specific, and often ideologically-inflected responses
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sone, Yuji
Dewey number
  • 301
  • 629.892
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HM545
  • TJ211
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Robotics
  • Japan
Label
Japanese Robot Culture : Performance, Imagination, and Modernity
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Futuristic Spectacle: Robot Performances at Expos; Robot Spectacle at the Japan World Expo, 1970; Celebrating Japanś Robots: The Tsukuba Exposition, 1985; Nature and Technology: Garden and Greenery Exposition, Osaka, 1990; Integration and Fantasy: Expo 2005 in Aichi; Cultural Essentialism and Dramaturgy: In Tokyo and on the Australian Tour, 2007; Notes; References; 4: The Anthropomorphic Robot and Artistic Expression; Oriza Hirataś Robot Theatre; The Failure of Sayonara; Hiroshi Ishiguroś Android Experiments; Cultural Affordance and Preconceived Outcomes
  • Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Figures; 1: Introduction: The Japanese Robot and Performance; Japanese Culture and the Robot; Defining the Robot; The History of the Japanese Performing Robot; Japanese Modernity and Technology; Theatre and Performance Concepts Through Japanese Culture; Performativity and Geinoh; The Performing Object and Staging; Double Vision; Participatory Spectatorship; In This Book; Notes; References; 2: Robotics and Representation; Japanese Humanoid Research; Japanese Robotics and Manga/Anime Culture; Astro Boy Syndrome; The Presence of the Japanese Humanoid; Notes
  • Robots and DisillusionmentNotes; References; 5: Robots, Space, and Place; Giant Robot Statues; Dreams of a Giant Robot; Robot Restaurant; Notes; References; 6: Hatsune Miku, Virtual Machine-Woman; The Development of Hatsune Miku; Japanese Fanzine Culture and Otaku; Lolicon Manga and Otaku Desire; Critique of the Otaku Imagination; Kawaii and Female Idols; Circuits of Signification: Otaku Sexuality; Notes; References; 7: Competition Robots: Empathy and Identification; Robot Contests; Robo-One; The Puppet, the Puppeteer, and the Spectator; Robots as Mediators
  • Continuum: Organic Beings and Inanimate ObjectsThe Human, the Monkey, the Robot, the Other; Bacarobo and Humour; Space, Community, and Audience; Clowning and Forms of Comedy; Satire and Modoki; Notes; References; 8: Robots that C̀are;́ The Socially Assistive Robot; Aiboś Design; Communication with Paro; The Institutionalised Other; Fandom: Living with Robots; Notes; References; 9: Epilogue: Staging a Robot Nation; Notes; References; References; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137525277
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-52527-7
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn967029193
Label
Japanese Robot Culture : Performance, Imagination, and Modernity
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Futuristic Spectacle: Robot Performances at Expos; Robot Spectacle at the Japan World Expo, 1970; Celebrating Japanś Robots: The Tsukuba Exposition, 1985; Nature and Technology: Garden and Greenery Exposition, Osaka, 1990; Integration and Fantasy: Expo 2005 in Aichi; Cultural Essentialism and Dramaturgy: In Tokyo and on the Australian Tour, 2007; Notes; References; 4: The Anthropomorphic Robot and Artistic Expression; Oriza Hirataś Robot Theatre; The Failure of Sayonara; Hiroshi Ishiguroś Android Experiments; Cultural Affordance and Preconceived Outcomes
  • Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Figures; 1: Introduction: The Japanese Robot and Performance; Japanese Culture and the Robot; Defining the Robot; The History of the Japanese Performing Robot; Japanese Modernity and Technology; Theatre and Performance Concepts Through Japanese Culture; Performativity and Geinoh; The Performing Object and Staging; Double Vision; Participatory Spectatorship; In This Book; Notes; References; 2: Robotics and Representation; Japanese Humanoid Research; Japanese Robotics and Manga/Anime Culture; Astro Boy Syndrome; The Presence of the Japanese Humanoid; Notes
  • Robots and DisillusionmentNotes; References; 5: Robots, Space, and Place; Giant Robot Statues; Dreams of a Giant Robot; Robot Restaurant; Notes; References; 6: Hatsune Miku, Virtual Machine-Woman; The Development of Hatsune Miku; Japanese Fanzine Culture and Otaku; Lolicon Manga and Otaku Desire; Critique of the Otaku Imagination; Kawaii and Female Idols; Circuits of Signification: Otaku Sexuality; Notes; References; 7: Competition Robots: Empathy and Identification; Robot Contests; Robo-One; The Puppet, the Puppeteer, and the Spectator; Robots as Mediators
  • Continuum: Organic Beings and Inanimate ObjectsThe Human, the Monkey, the Robot, the Other; Bacarobo and Humour; Space, Community, and Audience; Clowning and Forms of Comedy; Satire and Modoki; Notes; References; 8: Robots that C̀are;́ The Socially Assistive Robot; Aiboś Design; Communication with Paro; The Institutionalised Other; Fandom: Living with Robots; Notes; References; 9: Epilogue: Staging a Robot Nation; Notes; References; References; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137525277
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-52527-7
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn967029193

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