The Resource Tokyo Techno Tribes, (electronic resource)

Tokyo Techno Tribes, (electronic resource)

Label
Tokyo Techno Tribes
Title
Tokyo Techno Tribes
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An informative documentary about contemporary urban life in the most technologically refined city in the world. Cyber youth cultures have developed through the imaginative and novel use of technology in the various media: music, art, pop, manga and fashion. Underlying social, cultural and economic trends are examined such as Japan's unique, isolated island culture, the post-economic boom recession and changing attitudes towards the role of the corporation in work and career attitudes...The film is a visually and aurally rich techno odyssey through the hyper-space, myriad layers, of Tokyo's sophisticated recreational cyber cultures that are producing some of the most intensely refined music, art and fashion scenes in the world. The fascinating blending of tradition, ritual and craft are evident in Japan’s relationship to fashion, industrial design and ergonomic living. It is the most technologically savvy, cybernetically synchronised country in the world. Its highly disciplined work force and socialistic collectivism is a formidable economic juggernaut...But cracks are appearing within it’s fixed, rigid structures as an emerging younger generation break out of strict social codes of uniformity. A growing youth movement of lifestyle dissent and non conformity is arising. This is evidenced by way of outlandish shocking fashion fads, loud colourful raves in the mountains; and many young adults are choosing not to marry...Tokyo is a densely populated pressure cooker city of precision living. Within its microcosm of urban villages and armies of suit-clad workers, youth sub cultures have evolved strident, sophisticated, fashion trends, in an assertion of codified rebellion. The story features frank interviews with a reactionary new wave of 'individuated' Japanese cliques...These first-person narratives penetrate the corporate mask of uniformity. It follows the lives of a selection of Japanese striving for a new identity beyond being salary men and women for ‘the company’. In their quest for a redefined identity, some speak of a ‘new age romanticism’ derived from reconnecting with Buddhist teachings and early Japanese shamanism. Others reveal how they are reclaiming a re-invented Asian tradition from the blanket influence of post war American culture...Tokyo is the digerati temple of electronic recreational escapism. Artists high-jack corporate products in novel ways. The hi-res consumer tech hardware, that technocratic 'god-head' corporations, like Sony produce, are utilised by local artists to innovative effect. To create mind boggling animatronics creations derived from a sci-fi mythic-melange of comic fantasy and virtual realty futurisms, yet still referencing a rich tradition in allegory, ritualistic theatre and refined craftsmanship
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Ray Castle Films in 2002
Language note
In English
Runtime
52
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Tokyo Techno Tribes, (electronic resource)
Label
Tokyo Techno Tribes, (electronic resource)
Link
http://edmonton.kanopystreaming.com/node/306034
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
  • Film
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Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1306033
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Dimensions
unknown
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Extent
1 streaming online resource (streaming video file) (53 minutes)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) kan1306033
  • (CaAE) kan1306033
  • (OCoLC)985054025
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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