333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
Description: Cell phones (keitai), mobile media, and social media have transformed the lives of youth in Japan and the United States in extraordinary but very different ways. How does this impact education and youth culture in each country today, and what are the possibilities for the future? Do these issues look different in other parts of the world? Shin Mizukoshi, Professor of Media Studies at the University of Tokyo and a leading authority on digital culture in Japan, and Tomi Ahonen, one of the world’s leading experts on business implications for mobile technology and author of The Insider’s Guide to Mobile, discuss youth, education and social media. Moderated by R. Trebor Scholz, writer, artist, professor and director of the Politics of Digital Culture conference series at The New School.
Part of The New School's MobilityShifts: An International Future of Learning Summit.
ADMISSION - Free for registered participants in the MobilityShifts Summit. $12/$8 for Japan Society corporate and individual members, seniors and students.
Buy Tickets Online at www.japansociety.org or call the Japan Society Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon. - Fri. 11 am - 6 pm, Weekends 11 am - 5 pm. For more information: http://www.japansociety.org/event_detail?eid=29e5ff92
Venue Description: The Japan Society produces programming on Japan for an English-speaking audience. Located near the United Nations on 47th Street and First Avenue, it is an internationally recognized nonprofit that presents more than 100 events annually, including three exhibitions, more than 30 performances, film screenings, conferences, lectures, workshops, and language labs. Built on land donated by John D. Rockefeller, the landmark building houses a 262-seat theater, art gallery, language center, library, and conference facilities, as well as a high-end boutique that opened on the second floor in 2006. Visitors can learn about a broad range of topics, such as art, business, dance, design, cinema, policy, popular culture, social issues, and theater. The society's mission is "to bring the people of the United States and Japan closer together in appreciation and understanding of each other."
Gallery hours during exhibitions are Tuesday-Thursday 11am-6pm, Friday 11am-9pm, Saturday-Sunday 11am-5pm (closed Mondays and major holidays). The box office is open Monday-Friday 11am-6pm and weekends 11am-5pm and can be reached at 212-715-1258. Admission is $12; $10 students and seniors; free for children younger than 16. For more information: japansociety.org.
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