Ecology. Technology. Anime

This course is an anthropological study by Prof. Duskin Drum. Using examples from Japanese anime and manga, he examines the problems of the relationship between ecological and technological pictures of the world.
29 lessons with assignments
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About the course
This course will give you an extraordinary educational experience. Before studying each chapter, it is advisable to watch the anime that will be discussed. The author will talk about what you should pay attention to. In each chapter, one of the topical problems of modern anthropology will be considered through the prism of anime.
You will consider issues of caring for nature and the environment using the example of the anime „Mononoke Hime“, with the help of the anime series „Shangri-La“ you will figure out how to think about technologization and what to focus on, the anime series „Moyashimon“ will tell you about the relationship between macro- and microworlds, the anime „Time of Eve“ and the manga „Yokohama Kaidashi Kikō“ will help you figure out whether artificial intelligence is a threat to humanity, and through „Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence“ we will talk about cybernetics.

Target audience

The course will be of interest to high school students, applicants, as well as students interested in cultural anthropology and interdisciplinary sociological research, modern Japanese art, anime. No special skills are required to complete the course

What will you learn

  • Understand the deep anthropological agenda and attitude to it in Japanese culture through anime
  • Modern approaches to the problem of conflict between technological and sustainable development
Author
Duskin Dram
Ph. D., University of California

Course program
Introduction to course
Chapter 1. Mononoke Hime
  • Introducing Mononoke Hime
  • Ecology
  • Questioning duplexes
  • The relation
  • Chapter 1: Review
Chapter 2. Shangri-La
  • Introducing Shangri-La
  • What is technology?
  • Technology
  • Salvation or doom
  • World making
  • Chapter 2: Review
Chapter 3. Moyashimon
  • Introducing Moyashimon
  • Microbes, culture, and technology
  • Microbes terraform. Gaia theory
  • Microbes and bodies. Symbiogenesis
  • Chapter 3: Review
Chapter 4. Time of Eve, Yokohama Kaidashi Kikō
  • Introducing animes (Time of Eve, Yokohama Kaidashi Kikō). Androids and robots
  • Robots: tool or toy. Real life and anime
  • Are you a robot? What does it mean to be human
  • Beyond problems and solutions. Living in the ruins
  • Chapter 4: Review
Chapter 5. Ghost In The Shell: Innocence
  • Introducing Ghost In The Shell: Innocence
  • Cyborgs
  • Cybernetics
  • Organism as network
  • Chapter 5: Review
Final review
Modern visual language
All lessons are shot in a modern studio, and graphics were created by designers
29 lessons
This is enough to cover the topic. Each lesson is made in the format of a longread with video lectures, text and graphic materials and links
Vivid and constructive speech
The author speaks simply and clearly, using catchy examples
Free schedule
There are no deadlines or due dates for homework assignments. Materials are available immediately, you can start learning through the chatbot at any time and return to the course when you have time
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Ecology. Technology. Anime
This course is an anthropological study by Prof. Duskin Drum. Using examples from Japanese anime and manga, he examines the problems of the relationship between ecological and technological pictures of the world.

What will you get

  • 29 lessons with assignments in a chatbot
  • Author’s presentation: simple, clear and with interest in the subject
  • Free schedule: no deadlines and due dates for assignments
  • All materials are available immediately, you can start learning at a convenient time
  • Professional video and modern graphics
  • Quick contact with technical support
  • Certificate of Completion

What will you learn

  • Understand the deep anthropological agenda and attitude to it in Japanese culture through anime
  • Modern approaches to the problem of conflict between technological and sustainable development
Sign up for the course for free. Learning will start in summer 2022
Choose a messenger in which it will be convenient for you to study or leave your email so you don't miss the news
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