Friday, June 20, 2008

Digital Life (and death) at Temple University Japan, Tokyo

I will be participating in a panel of presentations under the rubric "Digital Dysfunction and Exclusion" as part of Temple University Japan's Digital Youth in East Asia conference this weekend (detailed info here).

My panel will be held this Sunday, June 22, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tomohiro Kato's behavior in Akihabara exactly two weeks earlier has raised the urgency of such topics a notch or two.

An international roster of scholars, writers and their ilk will be on hand, and I am honored and humbled to be appearing alongside Duke University Professor Anne Allison, author of Millennial Monsters among other fine books.

The conference is free and open to the public. If you're in Tokyo, please join us.


Patrick said...

Dear professor Kelts,

Good day. I hope this finds you in good health and equal spirits. My name is Patrick W. Galbraith, a student of professor David Slater and a presenter at the Digital Youth conference this past weekend. Please forgive the abrupt nature of this message, but I didn't get the chance to talk with you during the happenings, which I intended to. Your presentation was inspired; your reputation is quite well earned. I hope we have a chance to meet sometime in the not so distant future to exchange ideas on the issues touched on in the conference. Thanks for the great talk, and sorry for disturbing you at this busy juncture.

Best wishes,

Patrick W. Galbraith

Roland Kelts said...

Dear Patrick,

Many thanks for your kind and supportive note. David has told me lots about your work, and I hope I can be of help. Let's try to meet or at least correspond in the coming weeks.

very best,