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The 3rd International Symposium for Media Art
“Formation of Culture in the Post-Internet Era: Creation, Production and Network” Day2

Sunday, February 3, 2019, 1:00pm–6:00pm


We will introduce the practices of producers and media that engage in the shaping of culture through their new forms of production and approaches unique to the network society. Through this we will discuss the mutual influence of cultures since the Post-Internet era, and the future of youth culture in Asia that is born there.

Panelists & Moderators:
Riar RIZALDI (Artist, Researcher | Indonesia)
dj sniff (Musician, DJ, Curator | Japan)
KANAZAWA Kodama (Independent Curator / Senior Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs, Towada Art Center | Japan)
KAWADA Yohei (Editor / Director of Studio Voice | Japan)
Marvin CONANAN (Founder, Editor in Chief of PURVEYR | Philippines)
FNMNL [WADA Tetsuro] (Culture web magazine | Japan)
VISLA Magazine [Jangmin CHOI, Hyukin KWON] (Culture web magazine | Korea)
WAKABAYASHI Kei (Editor | Japan)


[Session 2] Producing New Forms of Expression
Riar RIZALDI (Artist, Researcher)
dj sniff (Musician, DJ, Curator)
KANAZAWA Kodama (Independent Curator / Senior Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs, Towada Art Center)
[Session 3] Creating a Cultural Scene in Asia
KAWADA Yohei (Editor / Director of Studio Voice)
Marvin CONANAN (Founder, Editor in Chief of PURVEYR | Philippines)
FNMNL [WADA Tetsuro] + VISLA Magazine [Jangmin CHOI, Hyukin KWON] (Culture web magazine)
Q&A and Discussion

* Panelists and program contents may be subject to change

Date: February 3, 2019, 1:00pm–6:00pm (Doors open: 12:30)
Admission Free *reservation is required.
With simultaneous interpretation. (Japanese–English)

Organizer: The Japan Foundation Asia Center, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Special Support: NTT InterComunication Center [ICC]

To Register (first-come, first-served basis)
Please apply via Peatix (

To administrator of the International Symposium for Media Art (c/o Knot Co. Ltd)
TEL: 03-5784-0174 (Weekdays: 11:00am–5:00pm)
FAX: 03-6690-2569

Panelists & Moderators


Riar RIZALDI is an artist from Indonesia currently based in Hong Kong. His works mainly focus on the relationship between human and technology, consumer electronics, theory-fiction, image circulation and network intervention. Through his works, he questions the notion of (a) temporality, image politics, digital materiality, media archeology and unanticipated consequences of technologies in human life. He is also actively composing and performing sonic-fiction using the methods of field recording and foley through programming language. Riar has also curated ARKIPEL Jakarta International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival — Penal Colony (2017) and Internet of (No)Things (2018) at Jogja National Museum that was organized by Japan Foundation Asia Center. Riar is currently a PhD candidate at School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.

Takuro MIZUTA LIPPIT/ dj sniff

Born in 1978. Obtained his Master’s degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at New York University. He was Artistic Director of STEIM in Amsterdam until 2012 where he organized several projects. As a performer, he combines the turntable with original performance tools and works in the fields of experimental music, improvisations, and digital music. He was the Visiting Assistant Professor at the School of Creative Media at City University of Hong Kong until 2017. He is currently based in Tokyo, Japan.


After working for 12 years in public art museums in Japan such as Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Kanazawa began working independently in 2013. From 2017, she has also been working as Senior Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs at Towada Art Center, Aomori, Japan. Her recent curatorial projects include Yuko Mohri: Assume That There Is Friction and Resistance (Towada Art Center, Aomori, 2018), CHILDHOOD: Another banana day for the dream-fish (Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2018), Rafaël Rozendaal: GENEROSITY (Towada Art Center, Aomori, Japan, 2018) and KENPOKU ART 2016 (multiple sites in Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, 2016).


Joined an editing company after graduating from university. In 2013 he established TOmagazine, a culture guide for the 23 wards in Tokyo that introduced hyperlocal sites. He was the editor in chief until the 6th issue. In 2015 he became a freelance editor, working mostly on editing and direction of publications and advertisements. Prominent works include YELLOW MAGAZINE with HOSHINO Gen, jozo2050 by Hakuhodo “WHERE ART and SCIENCE FALL IN LOVE,” GO Journal, a para-sports graphic magazine supervised by NINAGAWA Mika, and culture magazine STUDIO VOICE (INFAS Publications), etc.


Marvin CONANAN is a passionate advocate of the Philippines and its creative culture. He firmly believes that the talent and creativity in the Philippines is worth celebrating and cultivating. Before founding PURVEYR in 2012, Marvin worked for various companies in addition to a few small businesses of his own. However, in 2015 he focused all his energy to PURVEYR as his fulltime project. In six years, the project has grown to become a multi-dimensional brand producing digital content and an annual print magazine, running two retail stores, and hosting several events each year. All of these are done for PURVEYR to be an all-encompassing media/social brand that engages the creative community in different levels and in various aspects of their lives.


FNMNL (pronounced as “phenomenal”) is a news website that began in 2016. The people involved range from those who have experience directing a music website, to photographers that work domestically and internationally, and they bring together their expertise to introduce the latest trends in music, fashion, and art. Using their networks with local artists, the aim is to create the next culture scene together with the next generation of creators who are quick to catch information via internet. In 2018 they began co-organizing projects with VISLA Magazine in Korea.

VISLA Magazine

Independent web magazine that began in Seoul, Korea in 2013. Not only features fashion, art, and music from Korea, but also introduces the culture scenes from Japan, the U.S., and Europe. Since 2012, VISLA has been updating its online website with online contents. Since 2017, Free offline magazine VISLA Paper has been publishing 4 times per year. Working closely with the street culture scene in Seoul, they plan events, create products, and engage with their audience in ways that go beyond the bounds of conventional media. VISLA is a brand that represents subculture scene in Korea.


Born in 1971, WAKABAYASHI Kei spent his childhood in London and New York. After majoring in French Literature at Waseda University, he started his publishing career at Heibonsha and was in charge of ‘Taiyo,’ the legendary Japanese cultural magazine. In 2000, he became a freelance editor and produced numerous publications from magazines, books, to exhibition catalogues in a broad range of fields. He was appointed Editor-in-Chief of Wired Japan in 2012, and left the publication in 2017. He is also a music journalist and is Founder of the publishing company, blkswn publishers.

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