Today was a healthy mix of asynchronous curriculum and synchronous classes, including a guest lecture and our first chance for the students to begin generating their group Academy Chiri Projects. Professor Jim Doering joined the Academy today to give a lecture on music in Japanese cinema, and kindly put special focus on the works of Studio Ghibli, tying in well with yesterday's cinematic analysis.
Professor Jim Doering doing his famous lecture with the creepy sheep (demonstrating the emotional power of dissonant music).
Although Professor Doering had to leave early, the students had fun during the lecture and the chat was blowing up!
A report from the Northernmost part of Japan:
Hokkaido Group is ready to rock this presentation! Everyone is finding out about the weird and unique side of Hokkaido. (and maybe a little scary…)
We are already passing the halfway point of our first week! Full speed ahead!! 頑張ろう皆さん！