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Sister Cities: A conversation between St. Louis, Lyon, Nanjing & Wuhan featuring REALTIME: MAKING CHINA DIGITAL Authors

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by Javia Gilliam
June 1, 2017
March 26, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Virtual Thursday Gathering

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Leading this week is Clément Renaud, author of Realtime: Making China Digital, who will discuss the rise of China and describing current events in Lyon, France as foreshadowing to the coronavirus’ rise in sister city, St. Louis. Clément is a technologist, scientist, and artist exploring new digital spaces and representations in China and worldwide. He is a research collaborator at the College of Humanities at EPFL, Nanjing University, and a research associate at the Institute of Complex Systems (IXXI) at ENS de Lyon.

DISNOVATION.ORG is a working group based in Paris, founded by Nicolas Maigret and Maria Roszkowska. Existing at the intersection of contemporary art, research and hacking, the collective develops situations of disruption, speculation, and debate in order to question dominant techno-positivist ideologies, and to stimulate post-growth narratives. They edited “The Pirate Book”, an anthology on media piracy and their research includes artworks, curation and publications. In 2018, they received a Design Trust Grant (Hong Kong) for a research project into China’s Shanzhai culture. They are currently visiting researchers at the University of California, Irvine.

Gabriele de Seta is a media anthropologist. He holds a PhD in Sociology from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica in Taipei. Gabriele is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Bergen, where he is part of a ERC project on machine vision in everyday life. His research work, grounded on ethnographic engagement across multiple field sites, focuses on digital media practices and vernacular creativity in the Chinese-speaking world. He is also interested in experimental music, internet art, and collaborative intersections between anthropology and art practice.

Dino Ge Zhang is a media anthropologist. He recently received his PhD from the Digital Ethnography Research Centre, RMIT University. He previously studied art history and media studies at University of Melbourne and anthropology at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His PhD thesis is entitled Zhibo: An Ethnography of Ordinary, Boring, and Vulgar Livestreams.

This talk is underwritten by the World Trade Center Saint Louis




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