Video #3 Intersection of Science Fiction and Technology in Japan: Part 2

This is the continuation of the SFS session at the Worldcon (World Science Fiction Convention) 2020, CoNZealand. This time, we will look at the reality of the publishing industry in Japan. In order for a new writer to increase readership, one must have a medium for one’s novel. In addition to paper books, the medium for expressing science fiction is growing everywhere. English and Japanese subtitles are available (press “C” key). The recording was provided by the courtesy of CoNZealand. 世界SF大会、ワールドコンのセッションの続きをお送りする。このチャンネルでは録画動画を3本に分けてUPしてゆく。2回目の今回は、日本の出版業界を取り巻く実態に迫る。新しい作家が読者を獲得するためには、小説を載せるための媒体がなければならない。本による古典的な出版物だけでなく、SFを表現するためのメディアは、あらゆるところに増えている。 Cキーを押すと日本語字幕が出ます。 この録画は、CoNZealand様のご好意により提供されました。

Video #2 Intersection of Science Fiction and Technology in Japan: Part 1

WorldCon (World Science Fiction Convention) 2020, a.k.a. CoNZealand was held online for the first time! SFS members held a panel discussion titled “Intersection of Science Fiction and Technology in Japan.” Japanese novelist, researcher, book reviewer, and science writer took the stage. This recording is the first of a three-part video of this session. In the first part, we talked about the Nikkei Hoshi Awards, which are oriented to STEM-based science fiction short stories. Surprisingly, the Awards accept short stories written by artificial intelligence as well as humans. . . . But how? English and Japanese subtitles are available (press “C” key). The recording was provided by the courtesy of CoNZealand….

Intersection of Science Fiction and Technology in Japan (Format: Panel)

1 Aug 2020, Saturday 18:00 – 18:50, Programme Room 4 (Webinar) (Programming) This session will introduce how recent Japanese science fiction and Japanese media technology including VR, AI, and video games are affecting each other. Various perspectives from a Japanese novelist, a reviewer, a science writer and a researcher will help outline what is going on in current Japanese science fiction and technology. Ms. Terrie Hashimoto (M), Dr Dohjin Miyamoto (University of Tsukuba), Yugen Yashima, Dr. Hirotaka Osawa (University of Tsukuba)