"This groundbreaking collection—striking for its contributions from a range of disciplines and perspectives—boldly delineates the key questions and paradigms for understanding Japanese media theories while providing insight into their social and intellectual contexts. At last, thanks to Marc Steinberg and Alexander Zahlten, we can begin to make sense of the challenges and possibilities of Japanese media theory." — Thomas Lamarre, McGill University
"Fascinating and groundbreaking, this volume focuses our attention on a major paradox within the fields of English and German media theory—their twin obsession with Japanese media technologies and ignorance of media theory in Japan. Rectifying this situation, this volume reveals how context affects theory and how media theory is not a universal abstraction, but rather a series of local practices. A must read for all students and scholars of media theory." — Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, author of Updating to Remain the Same: Habitual New Media
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