Spotlight by Audrey Tang – Free the Future

Audrey Tang (TW)

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Sat Sep 10, 2022, 4:00 pm - 4:15 pm
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Audrey Tang, Taiwan’s Minister of Digital Affairs, has been a passionate advocate for reconfiguration of digital spaces, in particular addressing social networks, and curating a new cultural landscape. Her actionable proposals include recognition of internet access as a human right or digital competence education as a core subject in school curricula. Furthermore, not only does she recognize the potential that lies within media literacy for strengthening social cohesion but also a key method to let democratic societies thrive. Let’s turn the virtual reality into a shared reality, into a human experience!

Audrey Tang (TW)


Audrey Tang (TW) is Taiwan’s digital minister in charge of moda (Ministry of Digital Affairs). She is known for revitalizing the computer languages Perl and Haskell, as well as building the online spreadsheet system EtherCalc in collaboration with Dan Bricklin. In the public sector, Audrey served on Taiwan national development council’s open data committee and the 12-year basic education curriculum committee; and led the country’s first e-Rulemaking project. In the private sector, Audrey worked as a consultant with Apple on computational linguistics, with Oxford University Press on crowd lexicography, and with Socialtext on social interaction design. In the social sector, Audrey actively contributes to g0v (“gov zero”), a vibrant community focusing on creating tools for the civil society, with the call to “fork the government.”