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Lab Café featuring Railway Art Festival - "Discussing the Framework of Media through the 'Invisible World'"

2017-1-17 (Tue) 19:00 - 21:00

As the development of the internet and satellite broadcasting has shown us, the amount of information that we can access is greater now than it has ever been. However, it's possible that we unknowingly take in information selected with preference to our own country and, regardless of the plethora of information available to us, don't realize that an "invisible world" is being constructed by the media. At this Lab Café, we've invited Associate Professor Virgil Hawkins of the Osaka School of International Public Policy to discuss with us the framework of the media that surrounds us.


Virgil Hawkins (Associate Professor, Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University)

Café Masters

KINOSHITA Chieko (Specially Appointed Associate Professor, Center for the Study of CO✻ Design, Osaka University); HIGO Konomi (Specially Appointed Researcher, Kaitokudo for the 21st Century, Osaka University)

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: 2017-1-17 (Tue) 19:00 - 21:00
Organizer: Art Area B1 (Osaka University, NPO Dance Box, Keihan Electric Railway)
Venue: Art Area B1 (1st Basement Concourse, Naniwabashi Station, Keihan Nakanoshima Line)
Registration: Registration is not required for this seminar.
Contact: Kaitokudo for the 21st Century, Osaka University

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