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The Maker Culture in China (II): Shanzhai, Emerging Innovation in an Open Manufacturing Ecosystem

The Maker Culture in China (II): Shanzhai, Emerging Innovation in an Open Manufacturing Ecosystem

Sandra Álvaro

22 of April 2015

China offers an alternative for taking maker culture out of the field of entertainment and into the market. This model is the result of the encounter between makers and another open innovation process that emerged in the electronics manufacturing system that has been generated in China. David Li and his fellow members of Hacked Matter, a think tank focusing on open innovation in Shanzhai, call it “Shanzhai”. […]

The Maker Culture in China (I): XinCheJian, a Chinese-style Hackerspace

The Maker Culture in China (I): XinCheJian, a Chinese-style Hackerspace

Sandra Álvaro

15 of April 2015

China had earned a reputation as the home of fakes and copies. But following a period of fast-tracked economic and technological growth, the country is now committed to the promotion of creativity and innovation. This impulse can be seen in the flourishing “Maker” movement, supported by the government, as […]

On W.G. Sebald’s Radicalism

On W.G. Sebald’s Radicalism

Uwe Schütte

13 of April 2015

Uwe Schütte met W.G. Sebald in 1992 when he arrived at the University of East Anglia as an MA student, eventually becoming Sebald’s doctoral student. He has published a number of articles and books on Sebald’s wide-ranging body of work . Schütte’s latest publication, the first in-depth study on his former adviser’s critical writings appeared […]


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