Writing

I like Open Access scholarship and I try to make most of my publications available online in some form. I do my best to disseminate my writing beyond academic paywalls and to participate reflexively in the co-creation of my research topics.

Peer-reviewed journal articles:

Plantin, J.-C., & de Seta, G. (2019). WeChat as infrastructure: The techno-nationalist shaping of Chinese digital platforms. Chinese Journal of Communication.

de Seta, G. (2018). Biaoqing: The circulation of emoticons, emoji, stickers, and custom images on Chinese digital media platforms. First Monday, 23(9).

de Seta, G. (2018). Wenming bu wenming: The socialization of incivility in postdigital China. International Journal of Communication, 12, 2010–2030.

Chiu, H., & de Seta, G. (2017). Headbanging in Taiwan. Metal Music Studies, 3(2), 335-343.

de Seta, G. (2016). Neither meme nor viral: The circulationist semiotics of vernacular content. Lexia. Rivista di Semiotica, 25–26.

de Seta, G., & Olivotti, F. (2016). Postcolonial posts on colonial pasts: Constructing Hong Kong nostalgia on social media. Medien & Zeit, 31(4).

de Seta, G. (2015). Postdigital wangluo: The Internet in Chinese everyday life. Anthropology Now, 7(3).

de Seta, G., & Proksell, M. (2015). The aesthetics of zipai: From WeChat selfies to self-representation in contemporary Chinese art and photography. Networking Knowledge, 8(6).

Herold, D. K., & de Seta, G. (2015). Through the looking glass: Twenty years of Chinese Internet research. The Information Society 31(1).

de Seta, G. (2014). “Meng? It just means cute”: A Chinese online vernacular term in context. M/C Journal 17(2).

de Seta, G. (2013). Spraying, fishing, looking for trouble: The Chinese Internet and a critical perspective on the concept of trolling. Fibreculture 22.

Book chapters:

de Seta, G. (2019). Digital folklore. In J. Hunsinger, L. Klastrup, & M. M. Allen (Eds.), Second international handbook of internet research (pp. 1-17). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Zhang, G., & de Seta, G. (2019). Being “red” on the internet: The craft of popularity on Chinese social media platforms. In C. Abidin & M. L. Brown (Eds.), Microcelebrity around the globe: Approaches to cultures of internet fame (pp. 57-67). Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Publishing.

de Seta, G. (2018). Years of the Internet: Vernacular creativity before, on and after the Chinese Web. In N. Brügger & I. Milligan (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Web History (pp. 520-536). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

de Seta, G. (2017). Trolling, and other problematic social media practices. In J. Burgess, A. Marwick, & T. Poell (Eds.), The SAGE handbook of social media (pp. 390–411). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

de Seta, G., & Proksell, M. (2017). V-Day selfies in Beijing: Media events and user practices as micro-acts of citizenship. In A. Kuntsman (Ed.), Selfie citizenship (pp. 29–37). London, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.

de Seta, G., & Zhang, G. (2015). Stranger Stranger or Lonely Lonely? Young Chinese and dating apps between the locational, the mobile and the social. In I. A. Degim, J. Johnson, & T. Fu (Eds.), Online courtship: Interpersonal interactions across borders (pp. 167–185). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Institute of Network Cultures.

Liu, X., & de Seta, G. (2015). Chinese fansub groups as communities of practice: An ethnography of online language learning. In P. Marolt & D. K. Herold (Eds.), China online: Locating society in online spaces (pp. 125–140). Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

de Seta, G. (2012). The noise connection: Experimental music in China as a networked subculture. In A. Keidan (Ed.) The study of Asia – Between antiquity and modernity (pp. 38–44). Cagliari, Italy: Coffee Break Project.

Encyclopedia entries:

de Seta, G. (2016). Egao and online satire, China. In J. A. Murray & K. M. Nadeau (Eds.), Pop culture in Asia and Oceania (pp. 227–230). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

de Seta, G. (2016). Great Firewall, China. In J. A. Murray & K. M. Nadeau (Eds.), Pop culture in Asia and Oceania (pp. 232–235). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

de Seta, G. (2016). Weishidai (Micro-era), China. In J. A. Murray & K. M. Nadeau (Eds.), Pop culture in Asia and Oceania (pp. 271–274). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Reviews & reports:

de Seta, G., & Friedman, K. (2019). Sensefield: An exhibition of experimental ethnography (Project report). Museum Anthropology Review, 13(1), 96-102.

de Seta, G. (2018). Children in China, by O. Naftali. Social Anthropology, 26(2), 288-290.

de Seta, G. (2018). Networking China: The digital transformation of the Chinese economy, by Y. Hong. Asiascape: Digital Asia, 5(1–2), 162–165.

de Seta, G. (2017). The question concerning technology in China: An essay in cosmotechnics, by Y. Hui. Asiascape: Digital Asia, 4(3), 316–319.

de Seta, G. (2016). Culture, aesthetics and affect in ubiquitous media: The prosaic image, by H. Grace. Asiascape: Digital Asia, 3(3), 203–205.

de Seta, G. (2016). Softimage: towards a new theory of the digital image, by I. Hoelzl and R. Marie. Social Media + Society, 2(3).

de Seta, G. (2015). Society and the Internet: How networks of information and communication are changing our lives, edited by M. Graham & W. H. Dutton. Communication Booknotes Quarterly 46(2), 63-65.

de Seta, G. (2015). Memes in digital culture, by L. Shifman. New Media & Society 17(3), 476-480.

de Seta, G. (2015). Technomobility in China: Young migrant women and mobile phones, by C. Wallis. Asiascape: Digital Asia 2(1-2), 169-171.

de Seta, G. (2014). Situated practices on China’s changing Internets: From the users of mobile ICTs and apps to Weibo posters and social networkers, Hong Kong, 18.-21. (Conference report). ASIEN: The German Journal on Contemporary Asia 133, 115-116.

de Seta, G. (2014). People’s pornography: Sex and surveillance on the Chinese Internet, by K. Jacobs. Porn Studies 1(1-2), 208-211.

Dissertations:

de Seta, G. (2015). Dajiangyou: Media practices of vernacular creativity in postdigital China. Hong Kong, China: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

de Seta, G. (2011). Mediation through noise: Experimental music in China. Leiden, the Netherlands: Universiteit Leiden.

Translations:

Land, N. (2018). Il numogramma decimale [Decimal numogram] (G. de Seta & P. Berti, Trans.). KABUL Magazine.

Land, N. (2017). Collasso [Meltdown] (G. de Seta & P. Berti, Trans.). Lo Sguardo, 24(2), 269–279.

Other writing:

de Seta, G. (2019). The persistence of glitch: Chromesthesia Resonance. No Man’s Land.

de Seta, G. (2018). Sight-specific: On Fujui Wang & Yi Lu’s sound objects. In Y. Lu & F. Wang (Eds.), Soundwatch Soundobject (pp. 30-37). Taipei, Taiwan: Soundwatch Studio.

de Seta, G. (2018). Into the Red Stack. Hong Kong Review of Books.

Abidin, C., & de Seta, G. (2018). Three lies of digital ethnography. anthro{dendum}.

Abidin, C., & de Seta, G. (2018). Private messages from the field: Confessions on digital ethnography and its discomforts. anthro{dendum}.

Proksell, M., & de Seta, G. (2017). A cabinet of moments: Collecting and displaying visual content from WeChat. Membrana, 3, 88–94.

de Seta, G., Graeter, S., & Cross, J. (2017). Our electric backup. Cultural Anthropology.

de Seta, G. (2017). Gabriele de Seta’s postdigital China. CaMP Anthropology.

de Seta, G. (2017). 論自拍. Guava Anthropology.

de Seta, G. (2017). Fraying the soundscape: Beyond noise and silence in the Chinese rural-urban interzone. Noise & Silence.

de Seta, G. (2016). Direct-casting: An interview with Dino Zhang on livestreaming in China. Cyborgology.

de Seta, G. (2016). The no-venue underground: Sounding Hong Kong’s lack of performance spaces. Sound Matters.

de Seta, G. (2016). The social life of sad frogs, or: Pepe goes to China. Cyborgology.

de Seta, G. (2016). Buying plastic sprouts to sell cuteness. PopAnth.

de Seta, G. (2016). Xianqiao diary: Artists in village residence (中文). Village Taipei URS.

de Seta, G. (2016). Xianqiao diary: Repainting village life (中文). Village Taipei URS.

de Seta, G. (2016). Selfies, trolling and one-night stands: From Chinese internet culture to digital media practices. The University of Nottingham China Policy Institute Blog.

de Seta, G. (2015). Philip Zhai: Read his poems in Chinese here!. One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age.

de Seta, G. (2014). *digital*media*junk*ware*lore*. In Junkware, The junk venture book (pp. 18–20). Shanghai, China: Junkware.

de Seta, G. (2014). Dajiangyou: Fieldwork notes about Chinese digital folklore. NewHive.

Burrows, J., Coppoolse, A., de Seta, G., Zhang, G., & Zuser, T. (2014). Arcade/Border/City: Reading Benjamin’s Passagenwerk in Hong Kong. Immediacy 2014: Media Utopias & Dystopias.

de Seta, G. (2013). Détournement. American Asparagus 1.

Media:

Nova, N. (2019). Interview: Gabriele de Seta. Millénaire3: Regards croisés sur l’intelligence artificielle.

Surcouf, O. (2019). Korean apps conquer Asia with cute emojis. Asia Times.

Tai, K. (2018). Chinese Internet Culture (with Gabriele de Seta). Fernostwärts.

Margree, P. (2017). Antinaturalism. We Need No Swords.

Proksell, M. (2015). The Chinternet Archive 中国互联网档案. NewHive.

Tai, K. (2015). Made in China / Einmal Internet auf kommunistisch. WIRED Germany.

Lialina, O. (2015). Dreaming the Chinese Web. One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age.

Valentine, B. (2015). All Internet is Local: Digital Folklore in China. Rhizome.

Sharbaugh, P. (2014). Digital “Addiction” in Asia: What’s Behind the Rising Panic — and Is It Even Real?. The Asia Digital Life Project.