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Labo Café / Nakanoshima Philosophy College Series -- "Using SF to prime our thoughts: What exactly does it mean to be different from 'normal'?"

2014-12-3 (Wed) 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

People use the words "normal" or "ordinary" quite casually. However, exactly who does this "normal" refer to? What is a way of life that is lacking in normality, or, on the other hand, what is a way of life that has an excess of normality? And what does it mean to be living outside of what is normal? Using the long-lived American comic X-men for assistance, let's put our heads together on this question.

Guest: KOMURA Yuta, Specially Appointed Researcher, Integrated Human Sciences Program for Cultural Diversity (IHS), The University of Tokyo

Organized by:  

  • AOKI Kentaro, Doctoral Program, Cultural Research, Osaka University

Café Masters:  

  • Inahara Minae, Assistant Professor, Cultural Research
  • Honma Naoki, Staff, CSCD

In cooperation with: Café Philo

  • Admission starts 30 minutes before the scheduled start time.
  • Entering and exiting times are flexible.
  • The program may be modified from what is noted here.

What is Art Area B1?

The concourse on the 1st basement of the Naniwabashi Station was set up as the Art Area B1 at the time of opening of the Keihan Electric Railway's Nakanoshima Line on October 19, 2008. Starting then, the project to make the station a center of artistic communication commenced.

What is Lab Café?

A major program instituted at Art Area B1 is the "Lab Café," designed and implemented by the Center for the Study of Communication-Design. The Lab Café is an interactive program in which participants have wide-ranging discussions on a variety of topics. The program aims to make the station a communication space in the arts and academia by taking up various themes in philosophy, art, science and technology and providing the general public with chances to be exposed to expertise on those topics.

Date: 2014-12-3 (Wed) 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Organizer: Art Area B1 (Osaka University, NPO Dance Box, Keihan Electric Railway)
Venue: Art Area B1 (Concourse, 1st basement, Naniwabashi Station, Keihan Nakanoshima Line)
Registration: Not necessary.
Contact: Center for the Study of Communication Design (CSCD)

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