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Machiko Kusahara

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Machiko Kusahara is a scholar in media art, digital media culture and media history. She is a professor at Waseda University, Tokyo, and holds a Ph. D. in Engineering from University of Tokyo for her theoretical study on interplay between media culture, technology, art and society.

Currently Prof. Kusahara’s major activities are on two related fields: Device Art and Japanese history of visual entertainment from the 19th century. Device Art is a project that focuses on developing and theorizing a new form of media art that connects art, technology, design and products, with five-year grant from JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency). In the field of media history her research topics include magic lantern (utsushi-e) and panorama among others. The interplay between art, technology, culture and society has been the theme of her research.

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Publications & References
Kusahara, Machinko. »The “Baby Talkie,” Domestic Media, and the Japanese Modern.« In Media Archaeology, edited by Erkki Huhtamo and Jussi Parikka. UC Press: 2011.
Kusahara, Machinko. »Assembling Art, Design, Technology and Media Culture: The Challenge of Japanese Device Art.« In Coded Cultures. New Creative Practices out of Diversity, edited by Georg Russegger and Matthias Tarasiewicz and Michal Wlodkowski. Vienna: Springer: 2011.
Kusahara, Machinko. »We Will Open the Panorama-kan: The Beginning of the ‘Panorama Craze’ in Meiji Japan.« In The Panorama in the Old World and the New, edited by Gabriele Koller. Büro Wilhelm, Amberg: 2010.
Kusahara, Machinko. »Device Art: Media Art Meets Mass Production.« In Digital by Design, edited by Troika. London: Thames and Hudson: 2008.
Kusahara, Machiko. »A Turning Point in Japanese Avant-garde Art: 1964 – 1970.« In Place Studies in Art, Media, Science and Technology, edited by Andreas Broeckmann and Gunalan Nadarajan. VDG Weimar: 2008.
Kusahara, Machinko. »Device Art: A New Approach in Understanding Japanese Contemporary Media Art.« In MediaArtHistories, edited by Oliver Grau. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press: 2007.
Kusahara, Machinko. »From Ukiyo-e to Mobile Phone Screens - A Japanese Perspective.« In Migrating Images, edited by Peter C. Seel and Petra Stegmann. Berlin: House of World Cultures: 2004.
Kusahara, Machiko. »Presence, Abscence and Knowledge, in: Telerobotic Art.« In The Robot in the Garden: Telerobotics and Teleepistemology in the Age of the Internet, edited by Ken Goldberg, 198-212. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000.
Kusahara, Machiko. »Transition of Concept of Life an Art and Culture from Automata to Network.« In Art@Science, edited by Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau, 99-119. New York, Wien: Springer Verlag, 1998.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau and M. Kusahara. »Art as Living System.« Systems, Control, and Information Journal 40, no. 8 (1996): 16-23.
Kusahara, Machiko. »A Topology of Body and Space.« In The Museum Inside The Network, edited by ICC/NTT. Tokyo, JP: ICC/NTT Publishing, 1995.
Kusahara, Machiko. »Computer Art.« Studio Voice (March 1994).
Kusahara, Machiko. »Interactive Plant Growing.« Asahi Shinbun (September 10th 1994).
Kusahara, Machiko. »"A-Volve" at ICC Gallery, Tokyo.« Asahi Shinbun (December 11th 1994).