John is an Associate Professor of English at Yale University. His academic work so far has focused on international histories of technological/media innovation and the perceived difference of racial and cultural otherness. His recently published book, The Buddha in the Machine: Art, Technology, and The Meeting of East and West (Yale University Press, 2014), examines the role of technological discourse in representations of Asian/American aesthetics in late-nineteenth and twentieth century film and literature. The book won the 2015 Harry Levin Prize from the American Comparative Literature Association.
John is also a member of the band Faded Paper Figures.
December 4th, 2016 | 1 hr 12 mins
Mitt and Donald go to dinner, Michaels shopper loses her mind over bags, Justin is solicited by an interrupting astrologist, Kael and John discuss their first favorite songs, Japanese theme park regrets dead fish ice skating rink.
March 21st, 2016 | 59 mins 52 secs
John starts a band with the Aldens, God gets vengeance for Cecil the lion, a Kellogg’s worker probably urinated in your breakfast, and Hulk Hogan becomes the world’s highest paid (inadvertent) porn star. SHOW NOTES Intro Follow Faded Paper Figures Re...