Strange Parts: Paintings, PCBs, and Possibilities – How Chinese Copies Became Originals

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What do Van Gogh reproduction oil paintings have to do with PCB circuit boards? They’re more alike than you think! I want to take you on a deep dive into how the oil painting and electronics manufacturing ecosystems in Shenzhen, China are organized, explain how they’re so chaotically efficient, and show you why I think they’re so cool.

Learn more about the painters of Dafen and their lives in the amazing Chinese documentary

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