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Events to celebrate the publication of How to Eat a Doughnut without Eating the Hole

2014-2-15 (Sat) - 2014-3-2 (Sun)

Shosekika project is an Osaka University student-initiative project. They learned about book publication in general education and became involved in the entire process of publishing a book.
Their first book, How to Eat a Doughnut Without Eating the Hole, Cross-Border Scholarship -- University Lectures Peeking through the Hole, will be published on February 14, 2014. The Shosekika project team will hold special events celebrating the publication of the book at Kinokuniya Bookstore in Grand Front OSAKA on the three days of February 15, February 23, and March 2.
These events will include talks by authors (Osaka University faculty members) and a presentation by students, "How to Eat a Doughnut Without Eating the Hole". The organizers hope that these events help participants to learn from the world presented in this book in which researchers in a variety of fields at Osaka University discuss the paradoxical theme of eating a doughnut without eating the hole from different perspectives. Events for introducing the Shosekika project, a unique project in which students share intellectual assets of Osaka University through a book. Don't miss it!
Venue: Kinokuniya Bookstore in Grand Front OSAKA
No fee is charged for attending this event.
Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Event #1 -- Saturday, February 15, 14:00 ~ 16:00

  • Part 1:Introduction of Shosekika project -- thinking with senior high school students about "How to Eat a Doughnut Without Eating the Hole"
  • Part 2: The process of Shosekika project, from planning to publishing a book  -- audience and shosekika project-related parties will vote on the method for eating a doughnut without eating the hole

Event #2 -- Sunday, February 23, 14:00 ~ 15:30

Talk by authors -- "The world of scholarship peeking through the doughnut hole"

  • OKUBO Kunihiko, Professor, Osaka School of International Public Policy
  • SETOYAMA Koichi, Specially appointed professor, Division I, Institute for Academic Initiatives

Two legal professionals will discuss passionately about the legal definition of a doughnut hole.

Event #3 -- Sunday, March 2, 14:00 ~ 15:30

Talk with an author "Does 2channel create riddles in an Internet society?"
MATSUMURA Naohiro, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Economics
Discussion about the doughnut hole was born from postings on a forum, 2channel. He will clarify the mechanism for how riddles are born and spread in the SNS world.

Date: 2014-2-15 (Sat) - 2014-3-2 (Sun)
Organizer: Shosekika project
Sponsored: Kaitokudo for the 21st Century
Venue: Kinokuniya Bookstore in Grand Front OSAKA
Registration: Not necessary.
Contact: Shosekika project, Osaka University

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