This presentation serves as a link to digital media discourse in China. As such it is not narrowly focused but highlights 3 critical avenues into a more practical discussion suggested by the nature of the ISEA2006 proposal of an Asia-Pacific Summit: censorship, creative industry and education. I see the major challenge to China in terms of its entrance into the era of read/write media. From this perspective the issues can be looked at in terms of the rocky introduction to wiki/blog culture, user created content/ production, and the use of collaborative software in education.
- Kenneth Fields, Beijing, China. Associate Professor, Department of Digital Art and Design, School of Software, Peking University, Professor, China Electronic Music Center at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, Director of The Beijing Node of the Planetary Collegium, Director of Zhonghaus: Art/Science Center, Beijing, Director of Dauhaus: China Digital Arts Network, Asia Pacific Regional Editor, Organized Sound, Cambridge University Press, Board Member of Electronic Music Association of China and Co-Organiser, Musicacoustica.