Blockchain Chicken Farm by Xiaowei Wang Published

11 Oct, 2020

Blockchain Chicken Farm by Xiaowei Wang Published

A HUGE congratulations to Xiaowei Wang on the publication of Blockchain Chicken Farm by Macmillan Press!

In Blockchain Chicken Farm, technologist, writer, Geography PhD candidate, and BCNM DE Xiaowei Wang explores the political and social entanglements of technology in rural China. Their discoveries force them to challenge the standard idea that rural culture and people are backward, conservative, and intolerant. Instead, they find that rural China has not only adapted to rapid globalization but has actually innovated the technology we all use today.

Xiaowei Wang is a technologist, a filmmaker, an artist, and a writer. The creative director at Logic magazine, their work encompasses community-based and public art projects, data visualization, technology, ecology, and education. Their projects have been finalists for the Index Design Awards and featured by The New York Times, the BBC, CNN, VICE, and elsewhere. They are working toward a PhD at UC Berkeley, where they are a part of the National Science Foundation’s Environment and Society: Data Science for the 21st Century Research Traineeship.

Check out the praise for Blockchain Chicken Farm by Xiaowei!

"Wang helps readers trace the patterns emerging in the tapestry of our tech-infused world . . . [Wang] succeed[s] in their goal of reframing our understanding of technology as neither the cause of nor the solution to our problems but rather as a force reshaping the human experience in fundamental ways." --Arti Garg, Science

"Engaging travels through a Chinese countryside in which high technology meets the old ways . . . smart and well argued . . . Technology writing with flair looking to a future that’s fast upon us." --Kirkus (starred review)

"A unique and detailed survey of an underexplored aspect of Chinese innovation." --Publishers Weekly

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