6th AJI Research Frontline Seminar on “The Ethics of Self-realization in the South Korean Video Game Industry”
The 6th AJI Research Frontline Seminar was held on July 23, 2019, and Dr. Chloe Pabrez (Researcher at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Visiting Researcher at Ritsumeikan University in 2018) gave a report on her social anthropological study of young artists and engineers involved in video game production in modern Korea. With vivid portrayals of her encounters during her fieldwork, she discussed how Korean youths who have problems with social adjustment seek their self-identity through artistic expression, in particular video game design. While such designers are often pro-Japanese because of the influence of Japanese manga and anime, it was interesting to learn that this is not always the case. The report was followed by an enthusiastic Q&A session.
Dr. Pabrez presenting her report