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FedCon 29 | Vortrag | Japanischer Cyberpunk

FedCon 29 | Vortrag | Japanischer Cyberpunk

Most science fiction fans have probably come across the term cyberpunk before; however, cyberpunk is not automatically cyberpunk. In Japan, there is a small subgenre simply called Japanese Cyberpunk, which carries the same genes as its Western counterpart, but has grown into a rather distinctive variant of its own, and with its man-machine fusions, insane camera movements, very high editing frequencies and the usually extremely loud, noisy music, will probably seem alienating to Western viewers at first.

But those who get involved will experience unforgettable roller coaster rides full of images of bizarre beauty and droning walls of sound with a downright hypnotic effect. The two literary scholars Thorsten Hanisch and Andrea Sczuka invite with their entertaining lecture machine people in the big city hell at FedCon 29 to an exciting tour through this wonderfully wild and very loud world, they point out influences, introduce directors and their films and make clear that this is indeed a very extravagant niche, but also one that provides plenty of unforgettable moments!

Lecturer: Thorsten Hanisch, Andrea Sczuka
Duration: 30 min  -  The Lecture will be held in: german
Thorsten Hanisch, M.A., literary scholar, editor and author in the fields of film and comics. Active for various publications (from the science fiction field e.g. diezukunft.de or Das Science Fiction Jahrbuch), comic publishers (including numerous editorials for cult comics) and film distributors (over 100 booklet texts, video essays and audio commentaries for companies such as Koch Media, WDR Mediagroup, OFDB Filmworks, Indeed Film, Meteor Film, Tiberius Film. NSM Records).

Andrea Sczuka, M.A., literary scholar, DaF teacher, journalist and author specializing in Japanese film, for which she writes numerous audio commentaries and video essays.

Sources & additional links for Japanese Cyberpunk:

Thorsten Hanisch Website, Instagram, Twitter

Andrea Sczuka Website, Instagram, Linkedin


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