XXV.1 January + February 2018
Page: 80
Digital Citation

How to buy ice cream from the red army with a smartphone

Eli Blevis

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Contributor: Eli Blevis

Curator/Editor: Rachel Clarke

Genre: Interactivity in situ, humor, street photography, photographic narrative sequence

ins01.gif The sign on the trolley reads "ice cream." The customer and seller wave their smartphones together to make the transaction via smartphone app (WeChat). The seller is wearing a Red Army uniform. In China, mobile payment apps are the "great leap forward," surpassing credit cards in popularity.

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