Steal This Show: ‘How To Hack A Democracy’
Here are part one and two of our chat with Audrey Tang, Digital Minister of Taiwan.
Tang taught herself programming at an early age of 8 and she says that she’s a ‘civic hacker’ who uses her specialized skills to help rather than harm.
Part one includes Taiwan’s 2014 Sunflower Student Movement, which marked the first time the country’s legislature has been occupied by citizens, and which led to a radical new phase for Taiwanese democracy.
In part two we discuss, among other things, how the Taiwanese government is using Free Software such as Discourse and Polis to enable its ongoing real-time experiment in direct democracy
Steal This Show aims to release bi-weekly episodes featuring insiders discussing crypto, privacy, copyright and file-sharing developments. It complements our regular reporting by adding more room for opinion, commentary, and analysis.
Host: Jamie King
Guest: Audrey Tang
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Produced by Jamie King
Edited & Mixed by Lucas Marston
Original Music by David Triana
Web Production by Eric Barch