daniel.white at fu-berlin.de

hkatsuno at mail.doshisha.ac.jp

Kyoto, Japan
Berlin, Germany

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©2019 by ModelEmotion

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

Daniel White

AFFECT: AN INTRODUCTION

A Retrospectives collection offering a look at what the concept of affect has contributed to anthropology in the recent past and where it might take us in the near future

Hirofumi Katsuno

THE ROBOT'S HEART: TINKERING WITH HUMANITY AND INTIMACY IN ROBOT-BUILDING

Exploring the processes by which humanoid robots become sites of affective investment in contemporary Japan...

Hirofumi Katsuno

BRANDING HUMANOID JAPAN

A chapter from Assembling Japan: Modernity, Technology, and Global Culture, analyzing the intersections of cultural politics and technology in Japan

Hirofumi Katsuno

THE CULTURAL POWER OF ROBOT IN JAPAN

A chapter from At Home and in the Field: Ethnographic Encounters in Asia and the Pacific Islands, exploring ethnographic challenges of conducting fieldwork on robots

 

Hirofumi Katsuno

AI時代のメディア体験

"Media Experiences in the Age of Artificial Intelligence." This short piece in Japanese explores the relationship between AI and media, published in メディア用語基本事典(第2版)

Daniel White & Hirofumi Katsuno

CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY FOR SOCIAL EMOTION MODELING

A paper written to help build platforms of communication between anthropologists, engineers, and computer scientists, presented at the 8th International Conference on Affective Computing

 

Daniel White & Hirofumi Katsuno

ADDITIONAL PUBLICATIONS

Visit each author's publication pages for more work on a wider variety of topics

BLOGS AND MEDIA

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Daniel White

More than Human Worlds

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Daniel White & Patrick Galbraith

Cultural Anthropology News

Chip Colwell, Jennifer Robertson, Daniel White, Hirofumi Katsuno

SAPIENS Podcast

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Jennifer Robertson & Daniel White

CaMP Anthropology Blog

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Hirofumi Katsuno &

Takashi Horinouchi

Bloomberg News

Daniel White

Platyupus

The CASTAC Blog

 
TALKS

June 3, 2019

Hirofumi Katsuno and Daniel White

A presentation at the German Institute for Japanese Studies, Tokyo, Japan

May 10, 2019

ANTHROPOLOGY FOR AFFECTIVE ROBOTICS

Daniel White and Hirofumi Katsuno

A brief introduction to our collaborative workshop platform with the Human-AI Communication Team and the Nishida Laboratory, Kyoto University

April 24, 2019

A roundtable discussion at AI/SUM 2019, with Ashley Casovan, Director, Digital and Data, Government of Canada; Michael Lanzetta, Director, Applied Machine Learning - Asia, Microsoft; and Charles Ovink, Associate Political Affairs Officer, UN Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in the Asia and the Pacific, and MODEM project member Daniel White

March 28, 2019

Daniel White and Hirofumi Katsuno

A presentation on understandings of life and death in reference to AIBO kuyō, for the Third Kyoto Workshop on Evolutionary Thanatology: Death in Non-humans, and Human Perspectives

January 26, 2019

Daniel White and Hirofumi Katsuno

A join presentation on AIBO kuyō services for the Fourth Skills of Feeling with the World Workshop, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan

November 14, 2018

MODEL EMOTIONS IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: PSYCHOLOGICAL, CONTEMPLATIVE, AND ALGORITHMIC APPROACHES TO EMOTIONAL BALANCE

Daniel White

A presentation on cross-currents of thought on emotional wellbeing from anthropology, AI, and the contemplative sciences, given at the American Anthropological Society's Annual Meeting, San Jose, USA

October 14, 2018

Daniel White

A presentation on emotion modeling in technologies sensitive to fear and the construction of anxiety as a cultural category, delivered at the Max Planck workshop on Fear and Technology, Berlin, Germany

September 26, 2018

Daniel White

A lecture surveying emergent affect-sensitive technologies and so-called emotional robots in Japan, and their relation to changing mass markets of care. Given at the Affective Societies workshop, Affective Arrangements in Mental Health Care Settings, Berlin, Germany

September 19, 2018

AUGMENTED REALITY IN THE AFFECT-EMOTION GAP: TECHNOLOGICAL INTERVENTIONS IN SENSATION AND MEMORY IN JAPAN

Daniel White

A presentation exploring the potential of new affective experiences in relation to augmented reality technologies in Japan. Given at the The Association of Social Anthropologists 2018 Conference, Oxford, UK

August 17, 2018

THE SOFT AESTHETICS OF HARD POLICY: CROSS-SECTIONS OF CUTE DESIGN IN JAPANESE POPULAR, POLITICAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL CULTURES

Daniel White

A presentation discussing intersections of soft power cultural policy and the cute (kawaii) aesthetics of robotics design. European Association of Social Anthropologists 2018 conference, Stockholm, Sweden

June 10, 2018

Daniel White and Hirofumi Katsuno

A group presentation on the nature of affect in first-time encounters between people and robots. Delivered at the Robots and Artificial Intelligence in Contemporary Japanese Society Symposium, hosted by Sophia University's Institute of Contemporary Culture, Tokyo, Japan