• Ph.D. Brown University, Comparative Literature

Research Interests

  • Film and media theories
  • Environmental media and architecture
  • Japanese avant-garde cinema and environmental art
  • History of the moving image, photography and graphic design
  • History of science and technology
  • Continental philosophy
  • Political theory and activism



  • Cinema of Actuality: Japanese Avant-Garde Filmmaking in the Season of Image Politics. Durham: Duke University Press, 2013.

Book chapters

  • "Architecture as Atmospheric Media: Tange Lab and Cybernetics.” In Media Theory in Japan. eds. Marc Steinberg and Alexander Zahlten (Durham: Duke University Press, 2017), 52-79.
  • "A
    nimating Copies: Japanese Graphic Design, the Xerox Machine, and Walter Benjamin" in Animating Film Theory, ed. Karen Beckman. Durham: Duke University Press, 2014: 181-200.
  • "The Actuality of Wakamatsu: Repetition, Citation, Media Event," The Pink Film. ed. Abé Mark Nornes. Kinema Club, 2014, 149-180.
  • "Interview with Hirasawa Gō: Between Cinema and Activism," A Documentary History of Anarchism in Japan. ed. Adrienne Hurley. Oakland: PM Press (accepted).
  • "Deleuze to eiga to kono sekai" [Deleuze, Cinema, and This World], VOL02, eds. Kayano Toshihito, et. al. Tokyo: Ibunsha, 2007: 142-154

  • “Kakkotsuki no hanpuku” [Repetition in Parenthesis], Wakamatsu Kôji:Hankenryoku no shôzô [Wakamatsu Kôji: A Portrait of Counter-Power], Eds. Yomota Inuhiko and Hirasawa Gô, Tokyo: Sakuhinsha (2007): 112-142.


  • "Multimedia Environments and Security Operations: Expo '70 as a Laboratory of Governance," Grey Room 54 (Winter 2014): 56-79.

  • "Pure medium teki jōken: Kakuchō eiga to nyūmedia ron [The Pre-Medium Condition: Expanded Cinema and New Media]," REPRE 21 (2014):

  • "Audio-Visual Redundancy and Remediation in Ninja bugeichô," Mechademia 7 (November 2012): 249-262.
  • "Aatisuto-Aakitekuto no jidai:Osaka banpaku no sōzōryoku o hokan shita aato shiin." Interview with Isozaki Arata by Imura Yasuko, Furuhata Yuriko, and Matsui Shigeru, Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku Daigakuin Eizōkenkyūka Kiyō vol.3 (March 2013): 65-107. 
  • "Rethinking Plasticity: The Politics and Production of the Animated Image," Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal 6.1 (2011): 25-38.
  • Indexicality as ‘Symptom’: Photography and Affect,” Semiotica: Journal of the International Association for Semiotic studies 174: 181-202 (April 2009).
  •  “Returning to Actuality: Fûkeiron and the Landscape Film,” Screen, 48.3 (Autumn 2007): 345-362.
  • “Desiring Resistance in the Age of Globalization” New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film, 2.2 (November 2004): 91-106.