In 2013, Colin Groesbeck presented "Sakuga: The Animation of Anime," an update to his 2011 "That Scene was Awesome: Japan's Iron Animators (Sakuga Anime)." This must watch for those fascinated by the highlights of full motion animation in anime is now finally cleaned up and posted in its entirety, so get a look after the jump.
We haven't had a good online lecture video to post in a while, but today, New York's Japan Society shared the talk on current humanoid and telenoid research from Dr. Hiroshi Ishiguro, Director of the Intelligent Robotics Lab at Osaka University. Get a look after the jump.
TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a global series of conferences that aim to present "ideas worth sharing" in which speakers are given a maximum of 18 minutes to introduce an idea. Morinosuke Kawaguchi's "Why we Japanese love to humanize everything" has begun picking up traction. Give it a listen after the jump.
The British Design and Art Direction educational charity recently organized a series on Japanese creativity, and during the program presented a whirlwind tour through manga history by Helen McCarthy, co-author of The Anime Encyclopedia and author of The Art of Osamu Tezuka: God of Manga. See the lecture after the jump.
From February 4 to 6, Montreal, Quebec's Concordia University hosted author and expert on post war manga and the evolution of otaku culture, Eiji Otsuka (MPD Psycho) for lectures as part of its President's Conference Series. See his talk after the jump.