Kyoto Animation & other things this week

Reading Time: 2 minutes Kyoto Animation Kyoto Animation was devastated last year when an anime obsessive set fire to their studio, killing a number of the animators there. Anime artists get paid little anyway. So fans collect donations for them to help them get by. The Kyoto Animation incident made things even more tragic. To announce the studio’s comeback… Continue reading Kyoto Animation & other things this week

Mamasan & things this week

Reading Time: 2 minutes AI Mamasan A Mamasan is the owner of a neighbourhood bar who listens with empathy and occasionally doles out advice to their patrons. Kind of like the proprietor in the Midnight Diner anime by Yaro Abe. This was then adapted into a Japanese TV series and movie. When suit company Yofuku no Aoyama decided to… Continue reading Mamasan & things this week

ICYMI | 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우

Reading Time: 9 minutes Female voices The Philippines’ secret weapon against Chinese incursions | The Economist – having women radio operators seem to be more successful and less likely to rise tensions, seems to be down to training and the nature of female voices. It reminded me of how early HCI experiments by DARPA found that jet fighter pilots… Continue reading ICYMI | 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우