Zhibo: an ethnography of ordinary, boring, and vulgar livestreams (2015-2019)
This is my PhD project on livestreaming cultures in China.
ASIA.LIVE Virtual Workshop (September 2019)
This workshop was hosted by Leiden University and in the form of a YouTube livestream. The livestream screened 12 videos contributed by scholars and artists who participated remotely via live chat across 7 timezones. These videos examined livestreaming platforms and practices in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, and Indonesia from a variety of perspectives. The video playlist can be accessed here. Selected papers of this workshop are published as a special issue on Asiascape.
Connected Esports Research Seminar Series (February 2021-August 2021)
The seminar series was hosted by Perfect World’s Games Research Centre and curated by me. We invited five scholars from Finland, Brazil, Japan, Poland, and Australia to reflect upon their regional/national contexts, their research angle/disciplines, theories, and methods.
I also work(ing/ed) on a number of collective side projects.
The Arcade/Border/City reading group is an independent, cross-disciplinary collective set up in Hong Kong by graduate students and young scholars with the purpose of navigating critically Walter Benjamin’s Passagenwerk through everyday life experiences in Hong Kong. We interrogate the ways in which the architectural forms of contemporary urbanism (the arcade, the border, the link, the street, and so on) are connected to, or disjointed from, the layered networks of mobility, media, affect, representation and desire that shape individual lives in metropolitan agglomerations. The Tumblr blog functions as an ongoing, free-form data collection platform & heuristic mixed-media collage.
Cursed With Good Ideas (2017-ongoing)
CWGI is just another podcast of/for post-crisis academics.