Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Broadcasting from Tokyo

How do you channel experimental mastermind Chris Marker and higher-level mathematics at once? Transplanted from Chicago to Tokyo, astrophysicist Simon DeDeo started looking around him in the cafes of Tokyo, watching eye-contact and subtle variations in light, trying to make sense of the subtle aesthetics that govern everyday interaction. The result: a semiotics of the smallest boundaries and gestures that reconcile and divide in Japan.

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