Book

The good life in Asia's digital 21st century

27 Nov 2015
DOI

https://doi.org/10.4225/50/566F568C2BE19
Description

The essays collected in this book are intended as an initial contribution by an emerging and open interdisciplinary research network consisting of students, researchers, entrepreneurs, and many other collaborators who share a deep interest in digital technologies and their role in improving life in Asia’s digital 21st century.

Based on an open call for participation and to celebrate the launch of the Digital Asia Hub, this book brings together a series of reflection pieces written for a broader audience in form of short essays that address some of the key research topics the Hub may explore in the future, including digital rights, governance and infrastructure, innovation, open manufacturing, digital trade, trending technologies and technology spaces, mobile technology and its impact on access, education, entrepreneurship, and the use of ICT for development and civic engagement.

The selected essays – written by twenty-six researchers (including student authors) and other stakeholders from across Asia – offer kaleidoscopic reflections on the guiding topic “The Digital Good Life in Asia’s 21st Century,” and are grouped into five broad chapters: “Connecting the Unconnected,” “Being Online,” “Digital Economy,” “Governance, Rights, and Policy,” and future perspectives (“Onward”).

1 CONNECTING THE UNCONNECTED

  • Empowering the Marginalized: Tales of the Digital Good Life: Chinmayi Arun and Siddharth Manohar
  • ICT4D: Empowering Transformation in Asia – Reaching the Unreached: Ritika Shekhar and Gaurav Shah
  • Finally Plugged Into the Network - Technology That Is Changing Lives in India’s Slums: Abhimanyu Roy
  • Securing Development For Everyone - Increasing the Efficiency of ICT4D Projects in India, Indonesia, and Malaysia: Harsh Ghildiyal
  • Fueling the Affordable Smartphone Revolution in India: Anubha Sinha

2 BEING ONLINE

  • Public Face vs. Private Face: Can It Hold in the Internet Age?: K.S. Park
  • Creating the Self in the Digital Age - Young People and Mobile Social Media: Toshie Takahashi
  • Why K-Pop Will Continue to Dominate Social Media - Jenkin’s Convergence Culture in Action: Raizel Liebler and Keidra Chaney
  • Betting Across Borders: Mobile Networks and the Future of Gambling: Colin Agur
  • Understanding Where Journalism Fits into the Smartphone Boom in India: Hasit Shah
  • #CokeDrones and the Good Life Migrant Workers in Singapore and the Politics of Recognition: Renyi Hong

3 DIGITAL ECONOMY

  • The Seoul of the So-Called Sharing Economy: Emily Hong
  • South Korea’s Approach to ‘Internet of Things’ Technologies Hemangi Gokhale
  • The Battlefield and Hunting Ground of Online Marketing: The Ecology of Advertising and Copywriting in Weibo: Wan Man Tsz
  • Bitcoin, Blockchain & Banking: The Next Best Thing for Development in Southeast Asia: Hauwa O. Otori
  • Silicon Markets: Smart Hardware from The Streets: Anna Greenspan, Silvia Lindtner, and David Li

4 GOVERNANCE, RIGHTS, AND POLICY

  • The Real Digital Divide in Southeast Asia: Pirongrong Ramasoota
  • From Digital Divide to Language Divide: Language Inclusion for Asia’s Next Billion: An Xiao Mina
  • Parenting the Parents: State Paternalism Goes Extreme Online: Kelly Kha Yeun Kim
  • Digital Rights in Australia’s Asian Century:A Good Neighbour?: Angela Daly
  • Digital Rights in the Court: Harris Chen

5 ONWARD

  • The Power of Observation: Making Research Visible, Accessible, and Usable for the Asian Digital Economy: Julian Thomas and Amanda Lawrence
  • Improving Informed Voting: Navigating Turbulent Hong Kong in the 21st Century: Christy Pik Sum Hui
  • Songdo: South Korea’s Connected City: Hyun Ju Park
  • Little Digital Devices, Huge Recourses: Zhang Tianqi
  • A Good Life in Asia with Robots?: Chihyung Jeon
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DOI: 
10.4225/50/566F568C2BE19
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2015
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