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It's Chinese to Me (Web Site)

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In a country where information is closely monitored by the state, the proliferation of blogging has given China's "netizens" an unprecedented way to be heard. But are we listening? It’s Chinese To Me is a web application that invites users to explore the everyday lives of women in China through the creation of a pictorial translator. The result is a visual language whose vocabulary is drawn from the user-built, dynamic repertoire of photographic artifacts online. By shining a spotlight on this wealth of independent expression, It’s Chinese To Me aims to challenge users' preconceptions of women behind "The Great Firewall of China". At the same time, it asks questions about the possibility of communication across cultural and linguistic barriers, and the role of technology to this end.