My name is James Cripps. In 2010, I completed my honours degree in media. My thesis was titled ‘Rave Culture: Two Perspectives.’ It was a combination of an exegesis and a script that looked at the ontological and experiential dimensions of the rave, respectively. My other idea I had for a thesis was a look at technology’s place in anime and Japanese culture. From this idea, I have created this blog. The blog is basically a development of ideas and a review of the literature surrounding this subject (read my introductory post here). I have been an avid fan of anime and Japanese culture for years with particular interest in cyberpunk, the films of Mamoru Oshii, and mecha. I have also been a film critic for mediasearch.com.au and pagesdigital.com. I love film with particular interest in Asian cinema, film noir, studio-era Hollywood and New Hollywood of the 1970s. I have hopes of one day becoming a screenwriter and have recently completed a short film (see trailer here) in which I was writer/producer.