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Teruaki G SUMIOKA's CV

Teruaki Georges SUMIOKA, Ph.D.

 Ph.D. (TOKYO UNIVERSITY of the ARTS, in Aesthetics)
 MA(The UNIVERSITY of TOKYO, in Philosophy)

   Liberal Arts Course, Faculty of Arts
   469 Higashiyama Kanan-cho, Minamikawachi-gun
   Osaka 585-8555 JAPAN

   email: sumioka(at)

 ACADEMIC FIELD: Philosophy, Mediaology
 ACTIVITY: Writer, Designer, TV Planner

Born in Tokyo, 1962. Gradueted in The UNIVERSITY of TOKYO, 1987. TV Planner in the brandnew news program ASAMADE NAMA TEREBI!(LIVE TV TILL DAWN!), TV ASAHI, 1987-1995. Lecturer in TAMAGAWA UNIVERSITY, 1991-2000. Assistant and Associate Professor in TOKAI UNIVERSITY, 1998-2010. Guest Professor in GUTENBERG UNIVERSITY MAINZ, Germany, 2008-2009. Full Professor in OSAKA UNIVERSITY of ARTS, 2010-.

Teruaki G SUMIOKA's Reserach History

Sumioka began his study with Philosophy of Law. In 80’s, based on Hegel and Weber, he developed Wittgenstein’s idea of Language Game and Ordinary Language Philosophy’s Speech Act Theory. Thus, against the Epistemology of Modern Subjectivism launched by Descartes, he researched Ontology of Action and Agent in term of Logic.

On the extension of the controversy between Habermas and Luhmann on Social System and Communication, he criticized even Heidegger’s Ontology belonged to Subjective Epistemology, in place of it he improved Sartre’s Intersubjective Existentialism, and he invented a brand-new concept of logical entities: ‘Autolect,’ ‘Binolect’ and ‘Masslect’ so that he suggested that an action certified by the other retroductively sets up the existence of the agent.

Sumioka examined the Context-Dependence (Hermeneutic Circulation) in Dilthey and Gadamer. After that, in 90’s, he pragmatically inquired the existences of Persona Sui Juris, Service and Brand.

However, in 00’s, picking up movies for example, he analyzed the stories as contexts that artificially construct actions and the agents. Furthermore, he tried to establish the making method as ‘Striotics’ (Story Technique) in Aesthetics or Art Science. Following Baumgarten, he argued that Beauty is a sensible demonstration on Truth. For this aim, he used the idea of ‘Diagogue’ (Through-Action) instead of Dialogue and contrived ‘Diactics’ (Through-Action Technique) in place of Dialectic since Plato.

According to him, Diagogue works not only in Mythos (proto-story) of characters in a movie, but also in Elocution between the movie-maker and the audience so that both make ‘the T Grand Structure of Movie.’ In addition, he considered that Griffith Montage that reconfigures Multi-Coverage taking real actions simultaneously with plural cameras is superior to Eisenstein Montage that composes a sequence with pieces of cut corresponding to the words of the script. He asserted that also episodes in a movie should depict the theme multi-dimensionally so that he reviewed ‘a Spiral-Up Structure of Story’ approaching the theme step by step.

After that, he was interested in Postmodernism and expanded his fields into Comedy that reproduce stories with diverting contexts and Anime that reuse existing expression. Of late years, he devotes himself to study of the pragmatical story-making method, Striotics and is active in communication with researchers and creators in the world like Robert McKee.



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