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Touch tour

Touch Tours for Blind and Partially Sighted Adults

Join the Polar Museum team for a touch tour and explore a range of objects from polar history. The tour will also include some of the objects and sculptures outside on the museum lawn.

Credit: Xiaowei Wang

Blockchain Chicken Farm: And Other Stories of Tech in China’s Countryside

Thu 20 January

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In this discussion, Xiaowei Wang will discuss their book, Blockchain Chicken Farm: And Other Stories of Tech in China’s Countryside, exploring the political and social entanglements of technology in rural China.

About the speaker
Xiaowei R. Wang is an artist, writer, organizer and coder. Their collaborative project FLOAT Beijing created air quality-sensing kites to challenge censorship and was an Index Design Awards finalist. Other projects have been featured by the New York Times, BBC, CNN, VICE and elsewhere. Their most recent project, The Future of Memory, was a recipient of the Mozilla Creative Media Award.

They are the author of the book Blockchain Chicken Farm: And Other Stories of Tech In China’s Countryside and one of the lead facilitators of Logic School, an organizing community for tech workers.

About the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy
The Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy is an independent team of academic researchers at the University of Cambridge, who are radically rethinking the power relationships between digital technologies, society and our planet.

We are based in CRASSH (University of Cambridge Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)

Cost: Free

Enquiries and booking

Please note that booking is required for this event.

Enquiries: Jeremy Hughes Website Email: jph79@cam.ac.uk Telephone: 0771212514

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Thu 20 January 5:00PM - 6:00PM

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