yuriko furuhata is associate professor and William Dawson Scholar of Cinema and
Media History in the Department of East Asian Studies and World Cinemas Program
at McGill University. She is the author of Cinema of Actuality: Japa nese Avant- Garde
Filmmaking in the Season of Image Politics (2013), which won the 2014 Best First Book
Award from the Society of Cinema and Media Studies. She has published articles in
journals such as Grey Room, Screen, Animation, Semiotica, and New Cinemas. She is
currently working on a book, tentatively titled The Rise of Control Room Aesthetics, ex-
ploring the historical connections between Japa nese expanded cinema, cybernetic art,
and security technologies during the Cold War period. 
aaron gerow is professor of Japa nese cinema in the Film Studies Program and the
Department of East Asian Languages and Lit er a tures at Yale University. He received
an mfa in film studies from Columbia University in 1987, an ma in Asian civilizations
from the University of Iowa in 1992, and a PhD in communication studies from Iowa in
1996. His book on Kitano Takeshi was published by the bfi in 2007; A Page of Madness
came out with the Center for Japa nese Studies at the University of Michigan in 2008;
and Visions of Japa nese Modernity: Articulations of Cinema, Nation, and Spectatorship,
1895–1925 was published in 2010 by the University of California Press (the Japa nese
version is forthcoming). He also coauthored the Research Guide to Japa nese Film Stud-
ies with Abe Mark Nornes (2009). He is currently working on books about the history
of Japa nese film theory and about Japa nese cinema after 1980.
mark hansen is professor of lit er a ture at Duke University, and author of numer-
ous monographs on new media, such as Bodies in Code: Interfaces with Digital Media
(2006); New Philosophy for New Media (2004); and Feed- Forward: On the Future of
Twenty- First- Century Media (2015). He is the coeditor (with W. J. T. Mitchell) of the
volume Critical Terms for Media Studies (2010).
marilyn ivy is professor of anthropology at Columbia University. She is the author
of numerous articles and essays concerning modernity, mass mediation, aesthetics, and
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