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Realtime

Making Digital China

Realtime is an investigation into China’s digital and urban infrastructure, practices, and imaginary spaces. It attempts to capture the pace, scale, and depth of China’s complex and changing reality. Realtime is a collection of original accounts, analyses, stories, articles, artworks, pictures, maps, illustrations, and materials collected by researchers and practitioners from various fields of design, geography, architecture, anthropology, economics, and art.

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Table of Contents

Introduction / 01 The Ascent of Digital Technology in China / 02 Planning: From Model to Modules / 03 Producing Standardization: Chinese Blocks in Networks / 04 An Archeology of Shanzhai Phones / 05 The Ghosts of Shenzhen / 06 Learning About Makers in China / 07 China.ai / 08 The Armatures of a New Autonomous Urbanism / 09 Speed Politics of Danmu / 10 Future Recipes / Conclusion

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