Hacked by Cloudbursts: Shuang Li

Alvin Li, Mousse Magazine, March 1, 2019

Shuang Li grew up with a host of “underground” media, from knockoff Nintendo to dakou CDs.1 She was practically raised by the Myspace and YouTube culture of the pre-Great Firewall Chinese internet in the early 2000s, learning English through My Chemical Romance songs, geography through Uncharted Waters,2 and gender from Star Dream.3 This digital life led her to pursue an MA in media studies in New York, where she developed a unique perspective on these technologies through the lens of shifting transnational processes, observing how intersecting vectors of identity—from gender to race to citizenship—are mobilized and managed in the service of a new world economy.