OTA, Yoshitaka

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OTA, Yoshitaka
Kagoshima University
Research funding number

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2015
Associate Professor, Kagoshima University
Jun 2019
Mar 2020
Visiting Researcher, Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON), Utrecht University
Mar 2014
Aesthetics and Art History, Kyoto University, School of Letters
Sep 2011
Sep 2012
(Visiting) Researcher, Non-degree Student, Design|Media Arts Department, University of California, Los Angeles
Apr 2009
Mar 2011
Research Fellow (DC2), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science


Apr 2007
Mar 2014
Aesthetics and Art Hisory, Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University (Doctoral Course)
Apr 2005
Mar 2007
Aesthetics and Art Hisory, Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University (Master Course)
Apr 2001
Mar 2005
Faculty of Letters, Kyoto University

Books etc

Yoshitaka OTA (Part:Joint Work, Chapter 5("Image of Mad Scientists and the concept of Topos"))
Shinyo-sha   May 2016   ISBN:478851480X
エルキ・フータモ (Part:Single Translation)
エヌティティ出版   Feb 2015   ISBN:4757103549

Published Papers

OTA, Yoshitaka
Cultural Science Reports of Kagoshima university   (85) 1-14   Feb 2018
OTA, Yoshitaka
The Journal of Asian Arts & Aesthetics   (5) 43-52   Dec 2014
哲学研究   (597) 48-69   Apr 2014   [Refereed]
What is ‘the Haptic’?: Consideration of Logique de la Sensation and Deleuze’s theory of sensation
OTA, Yoshitaka
Aesthetics   (17) 13-24   2013   [Refereed]
OHTA Yoshitaka
Aesthetics   59(1) 29-42   Jun 2008   [Refereed]
In his work entitled, Francis Bacon: Logique de la sensation (1981), Gilles Deleuze develops his theory of sensation by considering works by the painter Francis Bacon. The concept of the "haptic (haptique)" plays an important role in Deleuze's ana...
Kyoto studies in aesthetics and art history   (7) 67-95   2008   [Refereed]


OTA, Yoshitaka
Cultural science reports of Kagoshima University   86 1-15   Mar 2019
OTA, Yoshitaka
Cultural science reports of Kagoshima University   86 17-27   Mar 2019
On the exhibition of Daito Manabe ∽ Rhizomatiks Research
OTA, Yoshitaka
13   Dec 2018   [Invited]
Simon Ganahl, Erkki Huhtamo, OTA, Yoshitaka
Cultural Science Reports of Kagoshima university   (85) 15-23   Feb 2018
OTA, Yoshitaka
revue de la Pensée d'aujourd'hui   46(4) 198-201   Feb 2018   [Invited]
Pokémon GO and the History of Media Manias
HUHTAMO, Erkki+OTA, Yoshitaka
Eureka   51-56   Jan 2017   [Invited]
Third Temporality in Media Archaeology?
OTA, Yoshitaka
246-246   Aug 2015   [Invited]
OTA, Yoshitaka
   Sep 2014   [Invited]
Bijutsu forum 21   21 129-132   2010

Conference Activities & Talks

On anime, voice and embodiment
OTA, Yoshitaka
7 Mar 2019   
On "TIme Machine" by H.G. Wells [Invited]
OTA, Yoshitaka
20 Aug 2016   
Media as Ghost [Invited]
OTA, Yoshitaka
29 Nov 2015   
On Psychometry [Invited]
OTA, Yoshitaka
10 Oct 2015   

Social Contribution

Media, Motion and Transportation: An Archaeological Investigation
[Presenter, Informant, Planner, Others]  (Kagoshima University)  18 Dec 2018

Research Grants & Projects

Kagoshima, Art and Culture
Kagoshima University: 
Project Year: Aug 2018 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): OTA, Yoshitaka
Optical History, Culture and Art in Kagoshima
Kagoshima University: 
Project Year: Oct 2017 - Jan 2018    Investigator(s): OTA, Yoshitaka
Kagoshima University: Grant for Young and Female Researchers in Kagoshima University
Project Year: Jan 2017 - Mar 2017    Investigator(s): OTA, Yoshitaka
Study for a sense of "touch" in Media Art(s)
Kyoto University Foundation: Grant for a long-term research
Project Year: 2011 - 2012    Investigator(s): OTA, Yoshitaka
Reconsideration of Media Art(s), focusing on Video Art
Japan society for the Promotion of Science: Research Fellow (DC2)
Project Year: Apr 2009 - Mar 2011    Investigator(s): OTA, Yoshitaka