Realism of the unreal

the Japanese robot and the performance of representation

Yuji Sone*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This article addresses the general theme of wearable technology from an oblique angle - via performance studies - by examining the performative basis of interactions between humans and machines. The author considers the developing nature of human robot relations in Japan, and raises concerns relevant to discussions of wearable technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-362
Number of pages18
JournalVisual Communication
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2008

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