Sleeping at Internet Cafes: The Next 300 Million Chinese Users

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Saturday 12th March, 2011

4:00pm to 5:00pm (CST)

In China, over 300 million migrants reside in cities; these communities represent some of the most marginalized and poorest groups that are now actively incorporating new communication tools into their lives. These migrants are also the fastest adopters of digital tools and the quickest growing population of digital users. What do these coinciding cultural-technical processes mean for the people undergoing these shifts? Based on my fieldwork in China over the past three years, I focus on three areas that I think will point to the future of social change in China: gaming, entertainment, and consumption.

LEVEL: Intermediate

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Tricia Wang

Tech Ethnographer transforming research in orgs. Writer on @ethnomatters @88_bartenders / also @ellecheese @crasianmom I AM BOT & SO R MY FOLLOWERS bio from Twitter

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Time 4:00pm5:00pm CST

Date Sat 12th March 2011


Ballroom E, Austin Convention Center

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