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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. 

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Saturday
May072011

little kids watching the grown up play a computer game

Fieldwork: neighborhood kids crowded around store owner playing games on computer

There is a grown up sitting in the middle seat. He is surrounded by 5 kids (2 boys, 1 girl). The door was locked, otherwise I would've found out what game they were playing.

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Hey Tricia,

Just remembered to check in on your blog, and WOW: great posts so far!! That game is definitely Plants vs. Zombies by Popcap studios, really popular in the US. My partner says that there's a Shanzai arcade (!!) version that's become huge in China; maybe that's how he found out about it?

May 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristina X

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