Schedule Panel

Little Boys and Lizards are VERY BAD Things
Hosted by Haru Menna

Little Boys and Lizards are VERY BAD Things: Japan's Fear of Technology in Anime and Film. Most people who have seen the classic Godzilla movies can easily pick up on the underlying theme of nuclear technology gone bad that has now come to destroy us, but Japan's mistrust and fear of technology and the modernization it brings can be traced back hundreds of years. After a quick review of some of the major "technological revolutions" and their outcome in Japanese history we will see how these themes play out in both anime and film. Watch how things that often seem like a good idea at the time turn out to be a VERY BAD thing.

60 minutes
Fan Panel

Fri, 05/24/2013 at 11:15 AM in Hynes - Panel 206

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