Interview for Penguin Random House by Isaac Kariuki


#1

Hi Audrey,

As per my previous email, I’d like to interview you for my essay on the upcoming book ‘Black Futures’ with OneWorld, an imprint of Penguin Random House.

Below are a few questions. Very much appreciate it!

  1. Is the citizen participation invoked by vTaiwain something that is unique to Taiwan or could such a platform work in other regions across the globe?

  2. My essay looks at personal blogs and media online published by marginalised people that has been lost in time due to a number of factors (e.g. blog-publishing services shutting down). Have you ever had an experience with losing something online and being unable to get it back?

  3. Would it be possible for hacking to be a tool used to get back lost online content?

  4. How do you see Taiwan’s digital landscape in the next 5 years?

Thanks,
Isaac


#2
  1. It’s working across the globe — Please see https://catalog.crowd.law/ for a full catalog.

  2. Yes. I did recover most of my early blogs through http://web.archive.org/ but certain publications on proprietary systems, such as wiselike.com, were lost.

  3. No.

  4. https://smart.taiwan.gov.tw/ has an overview picture and specific policy roadmaps are here: https://www.digi.ey.gov.tw/en/Content_List.aspx?n=7BB5C7A91C2E0DFE