Alum Andrea Horbinski at Mechademia 2017

12 Oct, 2017

Alum Andrea Horbinski at Mechademia 2017

BCNM alum Andrea Horbinski, who is also a PhD candidate at UC Berkeley's history department, spoke on the second day of Mechademia 2017, which took place from September 22 to 24 at Minneapolis, Minnesota. The three-day event was hosted at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Mechademia is an international conference on Asian popular culture — with other conferences previously expanding to Seoul and Tokyo — that combines academia with fan practices to explore the creative and cultural implications of Japanese anime and manga. This year's conference revolved around "Science Fictions."

Horbinski's presentation on September 23, titled "Manga: A Science Fictional Medium?", was part of a panel about time and inquiry in SF Fiction.

From the Minneapolis College of Art and Design website:

Since its inception in 2001, Mechademia has become a center for discussion of the cultural study, creation, aesthetics, sociology, fascination, and wonder of the remarkably broad range of objects and practices that have developed around the global proliferation of Japanese manga and anime. It was also the birthplace of the now internationally praised Mechademia book series published by the University of Minnesota Press.​

To learn more about Horbinski and her work, see her official website here.