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Lab Café Special featuring Search Project - "Investigation of Science Fiction Disasters seen in 'Japan Sinks'"

2016-6-3 (Fri) 19:00 - 21:00

Tales of robots, medicine, and artificial intelligence in the world of science fiction has left us enchanted, but the events told of in this genre are quickly becoming more and more realistic. There are even times when we associate the thrilling world of film with the frequent disasters that have occurred in recent years. This time, we've invited NAKANO Teruyoshi, a special effects director who has worked on films such as Japan Sinks  and Godzilla, pinnacles of the Japanese disaster sci fi genre. We'll discuss "disasters" while interpreting the the period in which these movies were filmed. Joining Mr. Nakano will be Professor SAIKI Kazuto, who decided to become a scientist by watching movies like Japan Sinks and Gorath as a child.


NAKANO Teruyoshi (SFX Director)

SAIKI Kazuto (Geology and Mineralogist/Associate Professor, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University)

Café Masters

KUBOTA Tetsu, KINOSHITA Chieko (Steering committee members, Art Area B1)

With support by

Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Science and Technology Communication Promotion Project, "Network Formation Type"

•  Admission starts 30 minutes before the scheduled start time.

•  The program may be modified without notice from what is noted on this page.

What is Lab Café?

A major program instituted at Art Area B1, "Lab Café" is designed and implemented by the Center for the Study of Communication-Design. 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.

What is Art Area B1?

The concourse of the first basement of Naniwabashi Station was set up as Art Area B1 when the Keihan Electric Railway's Nakanoshima Line was opened on October 19, 2008. Since then, the project has aimed to make the station a center of artistic communication.

Date: 2016-6-3 (Fri) 19:00 - 21:00
Organizer: Art Area B1 (Osaka University, NPO Dance Box, Keihan Electric Railway)
Sponsored: Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Science and Technology Communication Promotion Project, "Network Formation Type"
Venue: Art Area B1 (1st Basement Concourse, Naniwabashi Station, Keihan Nakanoshima Line)
Registration: Registration is not required for this seminar.
Contact: Center for the Study of Communication-Design, Osaka University

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