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GOOGLIST REALISM: The Google-China saga and the free-information regimes as a new site of cultural imperialism and moral tensions
July 17, 2010 08:00 PM PDT
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this is the audio for my talk, the text can be found here: http://culturalbytes.com/post/781876273/googoochinasaga

SXSW Sleeping in Internet Cafe: The Next 300 Million Internet Users in China #300MM
March 20, 2011 12:46 PM PDT
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This is the video of my SXSW 2011 talk. I've also provided the slides and a pdf download with notes to my entire talk and video.

video: http://vimeo.com/21270932
slides: http://www.slideshare.net/triciawang/sxsw-talk-keynote
pdf of slides + notes: http://www.triciawang.com/storage/papers/SLIDES_WITH_TEXT.pdf

In China, over 300 million migrants reside in cities; these communities represent some of the most marginalized and poorest groups that are now actively incorporating new communication tools into their lives. These migrants are also the fastest adopters of digital tools and the quickest growing population of digital users. What do these coinciding cultural-technical processes mean for the people undergoing these shifts? Based on my fieldwork in China over the past three years, I focus on three areas that I think will point to the future of social change and innovation in China: gaming, entertainment, and consumption.