Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Conference, 30 July 2017@Sungkonghoe University, Seoul, South Korea

夏、ソウルで開かれた国際学会で、モバイル・メディアの日常性についてのパネルを、慶應大学の加藤文俊さん、大橋かなさん、豪メルボルンのRMIT大学のLarissa Hjorthさんとオーガナイズ。Larissaはソウルの会には欠席、3人で発表を行った。パネルの概要は以下。
[PANEL] Everyday Mobilities and Intimacies: mobile media in Japan This panel explores how digital mobile technology intervenes and interrelates into personal lives in Japan. Against the macroscopic outlook around the mobile technology and social changes, most part of people’s lives still depends on small circles, intimate relations and personal/private moments. As a visible presence for close communications, personal/intimate archiving and everyday coordination, mobile technology continuously involves personal life aspects such as family, close relationship, cares and management of privacy. From ethnographic attempts with a micro-perspective on personal living conditions and practices, presenters will examine how digital technology involves, transforms and relocates people’s lives to bring about a new mode of intimacy.


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Tactile mobile photography [Abstract] This paper explores the emerging sensibilities of digital photography in terms of visual tactile (Cooley, 2001) and ubiquitous mode of photo-taking practice. With the spread of camera-embedded mobile phones, while the ritual aspect of photography as one’s life log is increasingly blurred, the photo-taking is instead becoming a banal and mundane practice. The haptic experience may be a key to understand this everydayness of photography, as the presence of mobile media in one’s hand seems to play as a new desire and sensitive source for visual archiving and sharing. Based on an ethnographic investigation of Japanese youngsters’ use of mobile camera, the paper presents private modes of mobile photography, of which are rather reflexive than public, rather playful than ritual, and finally rather tactile than visual, so as to interrogate the meaning of vernacular photography in the era of mobility.

Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Conference, 28 July 2017@Sungkonghoe University, Seoul, South Korea

서울 성공회대에서 열린 IACSC에서 명수대와 서울의 역사사회학적 지층에 대한 발표 완수. 1930년대부터 쓰여지기 시작했던 "명수대"라는 명칭을 단서로, 서울시 동작구 흑석동 지역의 역사적 지층을 재구성한 시론으로, 도시의 문화적 구축 방식에 관한 패널에서 발표했다. 나는 폭넓은 문제의식이야 말로 Cultural Studies 의 큰 장점이라고 생각하는데, 그에 걸맞는 흥미로운 문제 제기와 토론이 가능했다고 자평한다. 김내성의 추리소설과 경성에 대한 연구에서 시작한 도시사 탐구가 어디까지 갈 것인지 스스로조차 궁금해지는 시점. 초록을 아래애 첨부한다.
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The forgotten cartography of Myungsoodae

【Abstract】This paper explores the forgotten history of Myungsoodae as a way to disclose the palimpsest layer of urban cartography. Myungsoodae or Heukseok-dong, a mediocre residential neighborhood in Seoul, was a new town planned by the colonial capital, as well as a main trigger for the increase in land prices in the city during the era of Japanese colonization. Through a historical examination of the location and an analysis of a detective story that graphically depicts the 1930s cityscape of Seoul, the paper probes ways in which social memories of a location are recollected, erased, rewritten, and eventually organized into its history and cartography.