China’s Tech Boom Has Inspired a Wave of Internet-Related Art

MIT Technology Review on 2018-12-20

These artists are critiquing how technology promotes consumerism, shapes identity, and enables new forms of censorship

Xu Wenkai’s painting ‘404404404’ echoes the manual labor required to maintain China’s “Great Firewall” by serially repeating the error message that greets visitors to banned webpages. Photo courtesy of the artist

By Josh Feola

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