March 2015

Conference presentation: Media engagement and witnessing: The Sichuan earthquake on documentary film

Today I presented a paper at the conference Media Engagement organized by the Department Communication and Media at Lund University. Media engagement and witnessing: The Sichuan earthquake on documentary film This paper addresses the role of socially engaged documentary filmmaking in China, and the impact of new digital technologies for filmmaking. In 2008, a devastating earthquake hit Sichuan province in … Continue reading

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Digital bits and pieces after five days in Beijing

It is Saturday afternoon, and I’m invited over to my friend’s place on the outskirts of Beijing. During the long ride on the subway, I have ample time to follow my seat neighbors’ conversations on WeChat, by simply, physically, spying on them. The girl to my right, using an alphabetic input method, is obviously much faster in sending off her … Continue reading

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