Entries Tagged as 'china'

Friday, October 24th, 2008

A new chapter

There has been a slight change of plans here.  I will be ending my internship Google earlier than expected.  Today is actually my last day.  It is due to some unexpected expenses associated with overseas employment.  Because of these expenses it isn’t practical for me to continue working for the next two months.  However, this [...]

Friday, October 17th, 2008

Another Bike Post!

Just a quick post with some pictures from a bike ride the other day.
Some Mountain Viewer Googlers were visiting the Shanghai office and Billion, my friend from the Shanghai Bicycle Rental shop, and I took them out for an authentic in-your-face bike experience.  We went first through the bustling Puxi district, across the pedestrian ferry, [...]

Monday, October 6th, 2008

Hong Kong Part 2

Saturday I decided to take in some culture and headed down to the Hong Kong Arts Centre to watch a film about the Japanese Artist Yayoi Kusama.  The film, titled I Adore Myself, documents her current creative process as well as her continued artistic success and recognition. The film was shot while she was in [...]

Monday, October 6th, 2008

Hong Kong Part 1

I’m just settling back into Shanghai after an eventful three days in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong is separated by a large harbor, dividing the city into Hong Kong Island and Kowloon District. I stayed on less touristy Kowloon side.  My hotel was in an interesting neighborhood surrounded by private schools. Each afternoon the streets surrounding would [...]

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

A video project: 绿色的 (lǜsède)

绿色的 (pronounced lǜsède, or kinda like loosuhduh) is the first experimental video project I’ve done in China that I would like to share.  The title means “green colored”, but is faintly homonymous with “Lucid”.
绿色的 [high res, QuickTime H.264 720p24 135Mb]
绿色的 [low res, QuickTime H.264 480p24 90Mb]
The short is an attempt to capture the flow and [...]

Monday, September 29th, 2008

dense/close: observations regarding proximity

Just as a heads up, I in no way claim to be well versed on cultural differences.  I am solely speaking from my own experience.  If you have insight or are aware of research regarding my thoughts here, feel free to call me out or send it my way, I’d be more than happy to [...]

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Looking a little closer: the Shanghai Contemporary Art scene

It took me a while to get settled enough here to find time to start exploring my art interests in Shanghai.  In the past few days I’ve started poking my nose around town and online to see what people are up to.  I’ve found a couple of good leads.  Below is a brief list of [...]

Friday, September 26th, 2008

HK Bound

I just confirmed my flight to Hong Kong.  I will be there for several days over the National day holiday here.
I’ll be attending the gallery opening of the “SECOND LIFE” exhibit at Videotage.  My friend and classmate Annie Wan, a PhD candidate at DXARTS will be showing one of her pieces there.  I haven’t seen [...]

Monday, September 22nd, 2008


Two quick examples of the resourcefulness of people in Shanghai.
My bike pedal broke while riding today. Within two blocks I came across a man with a cart that was fixing bikes. He put a new pedal in in 5 minutes and charged me 6元 (a little less than a dollar).
Before coming to Shanghai I had [...]

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Chinese media sites resemble US counterparts

While in Shanghai I have come across a number of popular Chinese media and social networking sites that look surprisingly similar to their American counter parts.  The three sites I’ve picked out for comparison are Facebook/Xiaonei, Google/Baidu, and YouTube/YouKu.
I have not yet looked in depth at the similarities and differences between these sites.  However I [...]