Published works

Here are links to some of my writing/reporting work that you can access online. Google me or ask if you want to see more vintage and obscure clips that didn’t make this list:

Afar Magazine

Maid in Japan (Premier Issue, 2009)

Boing Boing

Man in Japan weds video game character (Boing Boing, November 2009) 

The Last Hospice (August 2010) 

The birthing of Estee Longah  (Boing Boing, 07/10) 

My Love Affair With Timur (or how to cook a Nepali village feast) (June 2010) 

What we can learn from Nepali orphans (February 2010) 

The woman who can’t stop orgasming (February 2009) 

Why it’s time to lighten up about “weird” Japan (February 2009)

The case against iPhones in the bedroom (July 2009)  

Taste Test (A column about food)

Dwell Magazine

Japan Design Issue: Post-Earthquake Innovation (September 2011) 

Fast Company

Out To Sea With The Summit Series (April 2011) 

Trulia’s Winning Strategy: Treat Your Startup Like Triathlon Training (June 2011) 

Letters From Sea: A Recap Of Summit At Sea (April 2011) 

Hope Neighbor Is Wising Up Your Irrational Donation Strategy (January 2010) 

Investing in Post-Conflict Zone Start-Ups Might Save the World (October 2010) 

io9

MangoBot (a column about Asian futurism)

The New York Times Magazine

The Near Perfection of Kohei Uchimura (New York Times Magazine, July 2012)

Love in 2D (The New York Times Magazine, July 2009)

O, The Oprah Magazine

Christine Shepard, Deep Sea Videographer (September 2011) 

Popular Science

The Quest to Read the Human Mind (April 2010) 

Studio360

Judith Hill: Remembering Michael Jackson (June 2010) 

Aha Moment: Filmmaker David Boyle (December 2009) 

Sparky the Robot (September 2009)

Studio360 in Japan (February 2009) 

Wired Magazine

How Robotics Master Masahiko Mori Dreamed Up the “Uncanny Valley”(November 2011) 

Quake-Ready Japan: A History of Seismic Science (May 2011) 

Meet Hiroyuki Nishimura, the Bad Boy of the Japanese Internet (June 2008) 

 

 

Here are links to some of my work from the past few years that you can read/watch/listen to online. Google or ask for more vintage and obscure clips that didn’t make this list! MAGAZINES The Near Perfection of Kohei Uchimura (New York Times Magazine, July 2012) Bigger Than Facebook (Wired Magazine, March 2012) How Robotics Master Masahiko Mori Dreamed Up the “Uncanny Valley”(Wired Magazine, November 2011) Christine Shepard, Deep Sea Videographer (O!, September 2011) Japan Design Issue: Post-Earthquake Innovation (Dwell Magazine, September 2011) Quake-Ready Japan: A History of Seismic Science (Wired Magazine, May 2011) Out To Sea With The Summit Series (Fast Company, April 2011) The Quest to Read the Human Mind (Popular Science, April 2010) Maid in Japan (Afar Magazine, Premier Issue, 2009) Love in 2D (The New York Times Magazine, July 2009) Meet Hiroyuki Nishimura, the Bad Boy of the Japanese Internet (Wired Magazine, June 2008) FILM/VIDEO We Are All Radioactive (Producer/Writer/Director, 2012) Man in Japan weds video game character (Boing Boing, November 2009) RADIO Judith Hill: Remembering Michael Jackson (Studio360, June 2010) Aha Moment: Filmmaker David Boyle (Studio360, December 2009) Sparky the Robot (Studio360, September 2009) Studio360 in Japan (Studio360, February 2009) ONLINE Trulia’s Winning Strategy: Treat Your Startup Like Triathlon Training (FastCompany.com, 06/11) Letters From Sea: A Recap Of Summit At Sea (FastCompany.com, 04/11) Hope Neighbor Is Wising Up Your Irrational Donation Strategy (FastCompany.com, 11/10) Investing in Post-Conflict Zone Start-Ups Might Save the World (FastCompany.com, 10/10) The Last Hospice (Boing Boing, 08/10) The birthing of Estee Longah  (Boing Boing, 07/10) My Love Affair With Timur (or how to cook a Nepali village feast) (Boing Boing, 06/10) What we can learn from Nepali orphans (Boing Boing, 02/10) The woman who can’t stop orgasming (Boing Boing, 10/09) Why it’s time to lighten up about “weird” Japan (Boing Boing, 12/09)The case against iPhones in the bedroom (Boing Boing vs. Gizmodo, 07/09)   COLUMNS Taste Test (Boing Boing)   MangoBot (io9) BOOK Urawaza: Secret Everyday Tips and Tricks from Japan (Chronicle Books, April 2008)

10 thoughts on “Published works

  1. enjoyed the urzawa. looked for the clips on youtube but nada. what are the keywords to search with when looking for these handy clips. do tell…!

    john

  2. enjoyed the urzawa. looked for the clips on youtube but nada. what are the keywords to search with when looking for these handy clips. do tell…!

    john

  3. I liked your Anatomy of a Nerd article…especially your use of the term epic to describe shopping…priceless. You have an interesting blog, it makes me so envious of you. Longing to return to the land of the rising sun.

  4. hello i loved your book my brother got it for me for my birthday ^_^. also if you could really send me a message on here i got a question to ask thx

  5. regarding your Dr Sha article:
    Much or Dr. Sha’s basic teachings are very good. But beware how far he goes with it (especially since 2007): Dr. Sha makes incredible claims and charges obsene amounts of money. In short, he believes that he has been given special power from the “Divine” to transplant souls. So he has transplanted the Soul of Jesus (and a few other saints) to himself, and charges $5000 to transplant souls of other saints to his followers (that’s after they’ve met the prerequisite of a $2000 Karma cleansing and all the courses they have to take). Recently he has said there has been an immaculate conception ‘just like Mary’ in China. Thats getting a little far out there, dont you think? Yet he says he is not teaching a religion.
    ex-followers are starting to tell their story about this new religion (aka cult)on the forums.
    here are a few of them.
    http://www.thetaobums.com/index.php?act=ST&f=1&t=4500&st=20
    http://yedda.com/questions/criticism_Dr_Zhi_Gang_Sha_critics_8621977791019/
    http://forum.rickross.com/read.php?12,57321