Tetsuo Kogawa (Japan )


Tetsuo Kogawa's interests range over a variety of disciplines and critical approaches. After studying philosophy at Sophia and Waseda universities, he taught at Wako University for 17 years. He is currently Professor of Communication Studies at Tokyo Keizai University's Department of Communications.

Kogawa introduced free radio to Japan, and is widely known for his blend of criticism, performance and activism. He has written over 30 books on media culture, film, the city and urban space, and micro politics. Most recently he has combined the experimental and pirate aesthetics of the Mini-FM movement with internet streamed media.


Polymorphous Space: anarchy.k2.tku.ac.jp

Texts by Tetsuo Kogawa: anarchy.k2.tku.ac.jp/non-japanese/index.html
Adorno's Strategy of "Hibernation" (1981)
J apan as a Manipurated Society (1981)
Beyond Electronic Individualism (1984)
New Trends in Japanese Popular Culture (1988)
Toward Polymorphous Radio (1990)
The Electronic Body at the End of the State: Ethnicity, National Identity, and the Japanese Emperor System (1994)
Toward a Reality of Reference: The Image and the Era of Virtual Reality (1995)
Video: The Access Media (1996) The Global Transformation of Books and Reading (1998)
Minima Memoranda, a note on streaming media (1999)


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