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Xiaowei Wang
Credit: Xiaowei Wang

Join Xiaowei Wang to explore the political and social entanglements of technology in rural China.

Thurs 20 Jan,  2022

17:00 BST

In this discussion, Xiaowei Wang will discuss their book, Blockchain Chicken Farm: And Other Stories of Tech in China’s Countryside, exploring the political and social entanglements of technology in rural China.

About the speaker

Xiaowei R. Wang is an artist, writer, organizer and coder. Their collaborative project FLOAT Beijing created air quality-sensing kites to challenge censorship and was an Index Design Awards finalist. Other projects have been featured by the New York Times, BBC, CNN, VICE and elsewhere. Their most recent project, The Future of Memory, was a recipient of the Mozilla Creative Media Award.

They are the author of the book Blockchain Chicken Farm: And Other Stories of Tech In China’s Countryside and one of the lead facilitators of Logic School, an organizing community for tech workers.

About the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy

The Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy is an independent team of academic researchers at the University of Cambridge, who are radically rethinking the power relationships between digital technologies, society and our planet.

We are based in CRASSH (University of Cambridge Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)