Cursed With Good Ideas
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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CWGI #2: Hong Kong politics beyond umbrellas (with Joy Zhu)

CWGI #2: Hong Kong politics beyond umbrellas (with Joy Zhu)

October 24, 2017

The second episode of CURSED WITH GOOD IDEAS, an hour of free-wheeling takes with Joy Zhu (Hong Kong) and hosts Joshua Cader, Dino Chang & Gabriele de Seta.

In this episode: uninformed opinions on Hong Kong's something-colonial identity, Wan Chin fandom, attempts at triggering Yuk Hui, and a broad sweeps over the city's political spectrum beyond the Umbrella Movement.

Background noises courtesy of recording this thing over a total distance of 24,518 km.

LINKS:
- Tommy Cheung's article on Wan Chin: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/AEDS-07-2015-0032 
- Laika's take on Hong Kong's exit: https://jacobitemag.com/2017/09/23/colonialism-hong-kong-exit/ 
- Bruce Gilley's defense of colonialism: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/colonialism-academic-article-bruce-gilley-threats-violence-published-withdrawn-third-world-quarterly-a7996371.html 
- Yuk Hui on NRx: http://www.e-flux.com/journal/81/125815/on-the-unhappy-consciousness-of-neoreactionaries/

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CWGI #1: From Wang Bing to Wang Hui (with Patrick Harrison)

CWGI #1: From Wang Bing to Wang Hui (with Patrick Harrison)

October 24, 2017

The actual first episode of CURSED WITH GOOD IDEAS, fifty-something minutes of trans-timezone quipping with Patrick Harrison (UC Berkeley) and hosts Joshua Cader, Dino Chang & Gabriele de Seta.

In this episode: sharing some real good Chinese documentaries, piling hot takes on the Warkgate, being cynical about the China Quarterly fuck-up, and the usual dose of having no clue.

We're getting better at this, except for Josh who thought speakers were better than headphones.

LINKS:
- Life After Life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GELAclq9CQE 
- McKenzie Wark on Wang Hui: https://www.versobooks.com/blogs/3345-wang-hui-on-china-s-twentieth-century 
- Brian Hioe on McKenzie Wark: http://newbloommag.net/2017/08/23/wark-wang-left-orientalism/ 
- China Quarterly: http://www.chinoiresie.info/china-foray-into-academia-beyond-borders/

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CWGI #0: Baizuo banter (with Joshua Cader)

CWGI #0: Baizuo banter (with Joshua Cader)

October 23, 2017

The pilot episode of CURSED WITH GOOD IDEAS, fifty-something minutes of banter with Joshua Cader (University of Tokyo) and hosts Gabriele de Seta & Dino Chang.

In this episode: self-mocking catch-up on academic failures, weather talk and homelessness, dying social media platforms, baizuo critiques and other unscripted nonsense.

Microphone hum, accidental typing and table noises will be cut down over the next episodes, we promise.

LINKS:
- Drugs in Australia: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/everyone-s-high-they-gonna-arrest-everyone-southeast-asian-8752894 
- MIXI: https://mixi.jp/ 
- White left: http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1000477/white-left-the-internet-insult-the-west-has-gotten-wrong

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