Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei Discusses His Digital Activism

“Ai described his evolution from an artist to an activist as ‘a very natural act’ and said that social media are ‘like water and air, but in China we can’t even talk about it.’ When asked if he fears not being allowed to reenter the country, the artist replied: ‘Nothing can silence me as long as I’m alive. I don’t give any excuse. It isn’t going to change my beliefs.'”