Cursed With Good Ideas
CWGI #12: Boredom and self-quarantine in Wuhan

CWGI #12: Boredom and self-quarantine in Wuhan

February 11, 2020

The twelfth episode of CURSED WITH GOOD IDEAS, fifty-four minutes of catch-up with Clément Renaud, Dino Chang, Digougou and Gabriele de Seta.

In this episode: Coronavirus, self-imposed quarantine, epidemic boredom and Wuhanese identity.

Phased voices and microphone taps are 100% organic.

LINKS:
- 2019-nCoV crisis recap: https://chublicopinion.com/2020/02/04/wuhan-a-tale-of-immune-system-failure-and-social-strength/
- More on quarantined life: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30299-3/fulltext
- Anti-pangolin propaganda: https://www.businessinsider.com/wuhan-coronavirus-pangolins-intermediary-host-2020-2
- WHU Alumni fundraiser: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-wuhan-fight-through-coronavirus

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CWGI #11: At the Institute for Findom Research (with Nel)

CWGI #11: At the Institute for Findom Research (with Nel)

January 25, 2020

The eleventh episode of CURSED WITH GOOD IDEAS, sixty-eight minutes of living room vibing with Nel and hosts Dino Chang, Gabriele de Seta and Patrick Harrison.

In this episode: Taiwan elections, nation-state cosplaying, financial domination and green hat cuckoldry.

VOIP delay and occasional garbage collection truck jingles prove our site-specificity.

LINKS:
- Institute for Findom Research: https://twitter.com/FindomInstitute
- The retweet game: https://melmagazine.com/en-us/story/the-retweet-slaves-who-worship-their-dommes-on-twitter
- Findom in the Philippines: https://netnography595114714.wordpress.com/2017/12/12/findom/
- Findom in China & Hong Kong: https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/2094964/findom-fetish-asia-pay-pigs-money-slaves-and-why-men-dont-want-sex-women

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CWGI #10: Wuhan, Different Everyday! (with Ge Yulu)

CWGI #10: Wuhan, Different Everyday! (with Ge Yulu)

October 27, 2019

The tenth episode of CURSED WITH GOOD IDEAS, seventy-two minutes of bilingual exchanges with Ge Yulu and hosts Dino Chang, Gabriele de Seta and Digougou.

In this episode: growing up in Wuhan, 1.5 tier cities, contemporary art education and surveillance cameras.

Background disturbances resulting from precarious on-site recording.

LINKS:
- Ge Yulu's "Where the streets had my name" http://www.chinafile.com/multimedia/video/where-streets-had-my-name
- Ge's dildo on flagpole installation: https://radiichina.com/beijing-art-student-punished-for-putting-dildo-on-flagpole/
- Xu Bing's "Dragonfly Eyes" trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4JsoR25DP4
- Dorothy J. Sollinger's "Streets as suspect" article: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14672715.2013.758819

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CWGI #9: Surviving a PhD dissertation (with Asa Roast)

CWGI #9: Surviving a PhD dissertation (with Asa Roast)

April 19, 2019

The ninth episode of CURSED WITH GOOD IDEAS, sixty-three minutes of postdoctoral therapy with Asa Roast and hosts Jonathan Burrow, Dino Chang, and Gabriele de Seta.

In this episode: PhD hazing, dissertation PTSD, coping strategies and YouTube rabbit holes.

Continuity errors due to wedding commitments.

LINKS:
- Asa Roast's website: http://asaroast.com/work
- 60 Minute Cities - Chongqing: https://bivouacrecording.postach.io/post/60-minute-cities-chongqing-60fen-zhong-wo-de-cheng-shi-zhong-qing
- Bruno Latour's "On the difficulty of being an ANT": https://www.douban.com/group/topic/17840258/
- The tracksuit meme: https://www.popbuzz.com/internet/viral/jawad-bendaoud-meme-video/

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CWGI #8: Shanghai and the aesthetics of failure (with Katy Roseland)

CWGI #8: Shanghai and the aesthetics of failure (with Katy Roseland)

December 1, 2018

The eight episode of CURSED WITH GOOD IDEAS, fifty-five minutes of underground insights with Katy Roseland (Basement6, Shanghai Community Radio) and hosts Dino Chang, Gabriele de Seta & Patrick Harrison.

In this episode: Shanghai's creative basements, art spies, community radios and club culture.

Involuntary reverb courtesy of Skype feedback.

LINKS:
- Basement6: http://www.basement6collective.com/ 
- Shanghai Community Radio: https://www.instagram.com/shcr_radio/ 
- Eduardo Makoszay's "Tomorrow can take care of itself (ft Nick Land)": https://vimeo.com/223902358/bbf68a469d 
- Official "Map Pointz" project: https://www.instagram.com/map_pointz/

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CWGI #7: Taiwanese New Age (with Paul Farrelly)

CWGI #7: Taiwanese New Age (with Paul Farrelly)

September 26, 2018

The seventh (but eight really) episode of CURSED WITH GOOD IDEAS, sixty-eight minutes of spiritual communion with Dr. Paul J. Farrelly (Capital Academic Advisory) and hosts Dino Chang & Gabriele de Seta.

In this episode: Taiwanese campus folk, new age religiosity, spiritual practices, vintage magazine Tumblr.

Occasional ambient hiss added for a more lo-fi summer vibe.

LINKS:
- Paul J. Farrelly's website: https://www.pauljfarrelly.com/ 
- Capital Academic Advisory: https://www.academics.asia/ 
- Paul's essay on Terry Hu and New Age religion in Taiwan: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-xGNvVh2owzQ0NSVmxaSFZ6U00/view 
- Paul's "Altered Statuses" Tumblr: https://altered-statuses.tumblr.com/

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CWGI #6: Peppa’s garbage field (with Gong)

CWGI #6: Peppa’s garbage field (with Gong)

July 10, 2018

The sixth episode of CURSED WITH GOOD IDEAS, seventy-three minutes of gonzo sinology with Gong (Vice China) and hosts Jonathan Burrow, Joshua Cader, Dino Chang & Gabriele de Seta.

In this episode: Vice in China, the post-wall generation, the end of subcultures, Peppa the Pig and Dongbei thug life.

Reverbs and traffic ambience all mixed-in for an optimal multi-sited experience.

LINKS:
- S.T.H's article on post-wall Chinese youth: http://www.vice.cn/read/time-for-generation-wall 
- Vice China documentary on independent comics: http://www.vice.cn/read/comics-infinite-full-version 
- The "This is a fucking paradise" documentary series: http://www.vice.cn/show/this-is-a-fucking-paradise 
- Vice China article on Peppa the Pig : http://www.vice.cn/read/peppa-thug-pig-is-lost-control-again

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CWGI #5: On creative & uncreative writing (with John & Tito)

CWGI #5: On creative & uncreative writing (with John & Tito)

May 31, 2018

The fifth episode of CURSED WITH GOOD IDEAS, sixty-six minutes of snappy takes on creative writing with John and Tito (Melbourne, Australia) and hosts Jonathan Burrow, Joshua Cader, Dino Chang & Gabriele de Seta.

In this episode: academic exploitation, indifference & repetition, ethnographic spy novels, and the politics of humor.

Pristine production courtesy of an institutional recording studio in a secret location.

LINKS:
- Kenneth Goldsmith's "Uncreative Writing": https://www.amazon.co.uk/Uncreative-Writing-Kenneth-Goldsmith 
- Mark Hobart's writings: http://www.criticalia.org/bibliography---mark-hobart/ 
- Maurice Bloch's essays: https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/essays-on-cultural-transmission-9781845202873/ 
- The anthropologist as stand-up comedian: http://sciencenordic.com/researcher-who-became-stand-comic

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CWGI #4: Indian underground hip-hop (with Pradip Sarkar)

CWGI #4: Indian underground hip-hop (with Pradip Sarkar)

March 27, 2018

The fourth episode of CURSED WITH GOOD IDEAS, seventy-five minutes of underground hip-hop ethnography with Pradip Sarkar (Melbourne, Australia) and hosts Joshua Cader, Dino Chang & Gabriele de Seta.

In this episode: Mumbai slum beats, Kolkata cityscapes, local technologies of production, self-exoticizing appropriations and global aspirations.

Uneven audio encoding quality courtesy of Australian broadband and failing batteries.

LINKS:
- Mere Gully Mein - DIVINE feat. Naezy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bK5dzwhu-I
- Cizzy - Kolkatar Rasta: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VJcZ_RukDI
- Prabh Deep x Sez On The Beat - 'G' Maane (Explicit): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfTtQypf38M
- Feyago ft. Tarak Das Baul - Baul: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ugceWGnw_I

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CWGI #3: Facebook meme pages & dank #maplewave (with Deathnography)

CWGI #3: Facebook meme pages & dank #maplewave (with Deathnography)

December 14, 2017

The third episode of CURSED WITH GOOD IDEAS, sixty-four minutes of deep meme phenomenology with Deathnography (Montreal, Canada) and hosts Joshua Cader, Dino Chang, Gabriele de Seta & Patrick Harrison.

In this episode: Facebook meme page backstage gossip, Hong Kong protest field recordings, secret chat group anti-Zuck strikes, post-internet anthropology zingers, and the original formulation of #maplewave.

Vaping gurgles and keyboard taps unavoidable given the recording circumstances.

LINKS:
- Deathnography Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/deathnography/
- Quarry Bay's Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/quarrybay
- Esoteric Asian Memes: https://www.facebook.com/esotericasianmemes/
- Lettuce Dog's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lettucedogmemes/

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