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Eric Nakamura founded Giant Robot as a photocopied and stapled zine in 1994 and grew the publication until late 2010. Giant Robot magazine reached a multiracial audience interested Asian popular culture and became known as the premier magazine in the field. Nakamura built on the success of Giant Robot with stores and galleries in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco, and has curated over 300 exhibitions. Currently, Nakamura works in and owns the Giant Robot store and GR2 Gallery in Los Angeles,­­ which continues to offer pop culture goods and hold art exhibitions.

In 2017, Giant Robot Media was launched as new entity. You can see and read articles at The project tapered off in 2018. In 2020, Nakamura began live streaming multi-weekly on both apps, Popshop Live and NTWRK, and continues occasional podcasts with Luke Chueh - as Robot and the Bear Podcast.

Nakamura holds a degree in East Asian Studies from UCLA.