When The Music’s Over – Access, Affordability, and Inclusion

Our last session on vulnerable populations focused on gig workers, migrants, and people on the margins, as well as the crisis conditions in which preexisting inequalities are amplified. Building on the themes of barriers, this session will highlight issues of access, affordability and other factors that promote inclusion. This conversation took place on Zoom on May[…]

When The Music’s Over – Economic and Social Vulnerabilities

We move from our launch event on journalism and health communication, to a session on economic and social vulnerabilities, the particular risks for informal workers and migrant labour, and the perils of welfare measures not reaching those on the margins. We’ll look at access and education barriers, as well as normative and infrastructural challenges. You can access[…]

When the Music’s Over: Journalism and Health Communication

We’ve had balcony concerts. Livestreams. Living room jam sessions. Pots and pans banging. And clapping. (So much clapping). We’ve been inspired by the talent, generosity and spirit on display. But continue to ask: what next? What happens when the music stops, but the surveillance doesn’t? When bands return to stadiums, but emergency powers don’t return[…]

Open Call: Podcast Producer

Digital Asia Hub is looking for a producer to help bring to life our first podcast on technology and society in Asia, Spoke, which will focus exclusively on the Social Credit System in China for season 1. We are looking for someone who has the requisite sound production chops and vision to help compellingly tell[…]

AI and Trust in APAC and China

Given the data-intensive nature of approaches such as machine learning, and the increasing ubiquity of AI in everyday products and services, there is a growing interest to understand its implications. At the same time, a tremendous amount of innovation and entrepreneurship in the AI space is emerging in Asia, not just in western economies, to[…]

FAT/Asia 2019

Alongside the excitement about science fiction “coming to life” through increasingly futuristic gadgets and services, there is growing concern about the implications of an algorithm-driven society. Scholars and thinkers are debating the potential impact of automated decision-making on equality, autonomy, and dignity, and addressing the need for oversight mechanisms that protect fundamental freedoms and human[…]

Disinformation and Discourse: Rebuilding Trust in Institutions, Platforms, and Civic Spaces

The Digital Asia Hub convened a symposium on the topic of Disinformation & Discourse: Rebuilding Trust in Institutions, Platforms, & Civic Spaces on 21 August, 2018, in Jakarta, Indonesia, bringing together over 50 subject matter experts from all over Asia and the world, across academia, industry, government, and civil society. The day was kicked off[…]