About

About

Wired History is a blog by Michigan State PhD student Daniel Fandino that focuses on the intersection of history, technology, popular culture, and the digital world. Daniel studies Modern Japanese history and also lives part time in Tokyo, so this web site reflects a particular emphasis on the connections between the United States and Japan. Friend us on Facebook at Wired History.

Wired History takes its name from the breakthrough 1998 Japanese anime Serial Experiments Lain (シリアルエクスペリメンツレイン), where the Wired (ワイヤード) is a worldwide virtual reality network that encompasses all forms of communications from the internet to radio to television.

Thanks for mousing over me!Daniel Fandino is a PhD graduate student at Michigan State University specializing in the history of modern Japan. His academic interests focus on the relationship between history, nationalism, popular culture and technology. His other interests include photography, the virtual histories of massively multiplayer online games and the relationship between the Americas and East Asia. His master’s thesis is entitled “Fire in a Distant Heaven: The Boxer Uprising as a Domestic Crisis in the United States.” His most recent academic work is a forthcoming chapter in an edited volume entitled “Remembering Fictional History and Virtual War in Eve Online.”

Audio for Wired History podcasts is recorded on a Blue Microphones Snowball nicknamed IT-O and edited using Audacity.

Images seen on the site were taken with a Lumix DMC LX-7, Nikon D40, Nikon D7200. or Samsung Gear 360.