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Blockchain Chicken Farm: And Other Stories of Tech in China’s Countryside is the most recent book from artist and technologist Xiaowei Wang. We sat down with Xiaowei to discuss innovations in China’s countryside, agency in the tech community and how reading tarot gave them a sense of connection during a disconnected pandemic.
Xiaowei Wang is a technologist, a filmmaker, an artist and a writer. As creative director at Logic magazine their work encompasses community-based and public art projects, data visualization, technology, ecology, and education.
Severin Matusek is an editor and strategist who has spent the last decade researching how technology transforms culture, communities and society.
IDEAS AND PEOPLE IN CONTEXT
Tarot is a tool for processing all that we encounter. Xiaowei Wang is a certified tarot reader through the Golden Dome School’s Tarot Iniatives Program and offers sessions through her website. https://www.xiaoweiwang.com/tarot
**Blockchain Chicken Farm: And Other Stories of Tech in China’s Countryside **is the most recent book from Xiaowei Wang. It examines the human stories behind the distant corners of global capitalism. https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780374538668
Logic Magazine is a magazine devoted to deepening the discourse around technology. They publish three times per year in print and digital formats. https://logicmag.io/
Logic School is an online, experimental school for tech workers produced by Logic Magazine. Their curriculum draws from the worlds of activism, design, and software engineering. https://school.logicmag.io/
The Rise of Made-In-China Diplomacy is an article in the New Yorker by writer Peter Hessler. It examines America’s increasing reliance on Chinese manufacturers. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/03/15/the-rise-of-made-in-china-diplomacy
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Editorial Team: Mike Evans, Paul Feigelfeld, Severin Matusek, Elisabeth Noever-Ginthör, Elisa Stockinger, Heinz Wolf.
Theme Music by Zanshin.