Sinologistical Violoncellist TV

A just-under-ten minute media review of recent news from China (and regarding China’s relations to Japan, North Korea, and France) is now up on my YouTube channel.  Some of the links to the stories referenced are in recent blog posts here, but the rest are easily enough found, like Jonathan Watts’ really first-rate big-picture environmental reportage from Beijing, all of which deserves to be read.  … Continue reading Sinologistical Violoncellist TV

Learning New Tricks: Analyzing Andrian Kreye’s “Hopes for the Web 3.0”

In an earlier post analyzing the common trope-du-jure (are the Egyptian upheavals representative of a technological spark that will start a prairie fire in East Asia?) I cited an article by Andrian Kreye which I had had schlepped back from a newsstand in Berlin’s tremendous node of prose-production, Rosenthaler Platz.  The article deals with the political meaning of the internet and in particular delves into … Continue reading Learning New Tricks: Analyzing Andrian Kreye’s “Hopes for the Web 3.0”