Webinar: November 27, 2023

Tokyo College, University of Tokyo Public Lecture:  “Securitainment”: Triangulations of Embodied AI, Entertainment, and Surveillance”

English: https://www.tc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/ai1ec_event/10617/
Japanese: https://www.tc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/ai1ec_event/10614/

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Webinar:  March 16 &17, 2023

Emory University The Emerging Technologies and the Future of the Humanities Series: “Emotional Robots and Digital Hormones: Japanese Perspectives on Technology, Religion, and Spirituality”

JR 16 March Emory poster & urls


Webinar: February 20, 2023

Tokyo College, University of Tokyo Public Lecture:  Affective (kansei) Robotics in Japan: Designing and Programming Gender in AI and Humanoid Robots”



Hybrid Event:  April 13, 2022

Princeton University, Annual Marius Jansen Memorial Lecture:  “Digital Hormones: Robotics, Emotions, and Techno-Spirituality in Japan”


(cut and paste into browser; Zoom presentation registration possible; recording available)


Hybrid Event:  April 22, 2022

Cornell University Lecture:  “Robo-Sexism:  Gendering AI and Robots in Japan and the United States (and Elsewhere)”

Annual University Lecture (postponed from 2020), open to the public, co-sponsored by the following programs and departments:  Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies; Anthropology; Asian Studies; History; Society for the Humanities; East Asia Program; Asian & Asian American Center; China and Asia-Pacific Studies.




Webinar:  April 6-7, 2022

Keynote Lecture:  “Robots, Religion, and Techno-Spirituality in Japan”

Graduate Student Conference,  School of Pacific and Asian Studies (SPAS) and Department of Asian Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa:  “Technologies and Adaptations:  Celebrating Innovations in Human Knowledge Across Asia”