As I walk the streets and roam the web of China, I share snapshots from my fieldwork on Bytes of China. My list of longer thought pieces can be found on my Writing Page

I am currently living in China, following students and migrants as they process information and desire, remaking cities and rural areas. I investigate media and memes in their collisions with markets, governments, and local thugs.   [More about Bytes of China.]

Here's a video of the most recent talk I gave about my research at LIFT in Geneva, Switzerland, "Dancing with Handcuffs: The Geography of Trust in Social Networks". In this talk, I analyze the changing conceptions of trust through the story of a college student who threw shoes and eggs at the government official who oversees internet censorship in China. 

Read more about my research. My analysis of culture and technology can be found on Cultural Bytes. And my personal blog is Hi Tricia.

The views expressed on this blog do not in any way reflect the position of any of my funders, past employers, the Chinese government, the US government or the Fulbright program. 


My research is generously funded though a mix of university grant programs, state initiatives, or industry research.

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First post on Bytes of China will be on April 1st! 

Hi! I'm moving to China towards the end of March. I'll start posting in April. In the meantime, subscribe to the Bytes of China RSS feed.

Or better yet subscribe to one RSS feed for all my research blogs! (here's the feed for my fun blogs and research blogs)

I'll still be blogging on Cultural Bytes, but just not as often.

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I will follow!

February 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBim Mon

Safe travels. Where in China you heading? A friend of mine in NYC who used to live here and speaks great Mandarin tipped me off about your group and documentary.

April 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBennett

For the record i'm based in Shanghai. Not as into the art scene/ film scene as I would like to be because Mandarin studies and work keeps me insanely busy, but I have a lot of friends who are. I myself might not be an artist but I respect fellow adventurers like yourself. Shoot me an email if you guys wanna grab a beer or need some help getting settled if you opt to come to Shanghai -- although I hear Beijing's music scene is a bit more developed than Shanghai's...

April 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBennett

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