Ecology, technology and anime at UTMN

Education 21 March 2019
UTMN announces a MOOC “Ecology. Technology. Anime” by Duskin Drum.

The course is available on the “Lektorium” platform:


The course deploys Japanese anime as a lens through which the global contemporary issues can be examined.

Every chapter presents a distinct narrative illustrated with the excerpts from selected anime features and series: Mononoke-hime, Shangri-La, Moyashimon, Eve no Jikan, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, and Yokohama Kaidashi Kikō.

In a world of global climate change, genetic engineering, industrial materials, cyborgs, robots, and other sentient non-humans, Japanese anime and manga offer intriguing, creepy, and enjoyable ways to introduce and examine pertinent issues in ecological critique, and science and technology studies.

At the UTMN School of Advanced Studies, Duskin Drum is a founding professor and researcher in the Material Relations research group. He is an interdisciplinary scholar, artist, performer, and woodsman. In 2017, he completed a doctorate in Performance Studies with designated emphases in Native American Studies, and Science and Technology Studies at University of California, Davis. In 2005, he earned a Bachelors of Arts studying interdisciplinary theatre and performance at Evergreen State College. For 15 years, Duskin has been making art and performance in Asia, Europe and the Americas.

The course is conducted in English, Russian subtitles available.
Teaching materials and tasks are in Russian.

Enrollment day is March 22.

Source: UTMN School of Advanced Studies

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