ABOUT OPEN SOUTHEAST ASIA
A great opportunity to meet people & share ideas
The Open Southeast Asia workshop serves as a catalyst for students, professionals (from Governmental Organizations as well as from NGOs - both are welcome) and academics — empowering them with general knowledge about open data, but also providing examples of how open data is practically applied in Southeast Asia and Germany. Moreover, we would like to raise the question how civil society can actually particapte and benefit from it. We are aiming to bring people from different fields together to present their topics and share their ideas.
Beyond that, we set up a special issue of the südostasien magazine (03/2017) in regard of open data and social media in the region. As another goal of the workshop, we would like to create fields of interest, publish results or introduce related activities/projects of participants. Therefore, speakers and participants are highly welcomed to contribute articles to the forthcoming issue. The respective Call for Papers will be published soon.
Data is not equal information, information is not equal knowledge. Data though serves as basis for information and knowledge. But how to read, understand and interprete data?
Social networks are a platform for the rapid spread of ideas. But how do they develop and how these ideas can be transported and transformed to positively affect policy decison-making?
How open data can engage civil society? The workshop will focus on the role that access to open data can play in enhancing democracy, participation and transparency.
CIVIC TECH COMMUNITY MANAGER
... has been with OKF DE since 2014 and is Code for Germany’s Community Organizer. She supports, consults and coordinates 25 Open Knowledge Labs in Germany. She studies the sociology of technology at the Technical University in Berlin and holds a degree in Ethnology. She has strong ties to a number of different NGOs that are connected to OKF DE’s work and has been active in the field of digital literacy for a number of years.
....is a social activist from Indonesia. On DIY basis he developed a multimedia capable drone as a tool to map the rural landscape on the island of Kalimantan, Indonesia for the purpose to reval illegal mining activities and to support the indigenous population of the island who suffers from land grabbing. During the weekend he will give us more insight about his project, the situation in regard of illegal mining and logging in Indonesia and the potential of using drones for community-based counter-mapping.
...is a researcher based at Mahidol University, Bangkok. Since 2011 she is doing research on protest movements and their use of social media, especially of Facebook within Thailand. She will tell us more about the powers and dangers of using social media in hinsight of democratization processes and participation, but also how authotarian regimes use this tools for their purposes.
- 15:00 Registration & Opening
- 15:30 Session I
- 16:30 Break
- 17:00 Session II
- 18:00 Workshop Briefing & Closing
- 19:00 Screening & Get Together
- 09:00 Registration & Coffee
- 10:30 Session I
- 12:30 Lunch
- 13:30 Session II
- 15:00 Break
- 15:30 Session III
- 17:30 Get Together
- 18:00 Closing
... is a researcher burning for media and cultural studies as well as digital transformations. He serves as an executive manager for the Strategic Partnerships unit at the Forum Internationale Wissenschaft (FIW) of Bonn University. He is also associated with the Dept. Digital Society at the FIW. Under his brand reflexionsinstanz, he pushes EDU-projects, conducts train-the-trainer-workshops, acts as a consultant for organizations and social entrepreneurs. He is committed to sustainability and unique events. And: he loves the sea. .
... is an assistant professor at the Chair of Comparative Development and Cultural Studies with a focus on Southeast Asia at the University of Passau, Germany. She is also Head of the Board of the Southeast Asian Information Centre (Südostasien Informationsstelle). She works on social media, environmental transformations, dimensions of differentiation in ethnicity and gender, and civil society organizations in Southeast Asia.
... is a member of the Bonn International Graduate School of Oriental and Asian Studies (BIGS-OAS). His PhD research focusses on exploring contemporary social movements in Thailand, their use of the web and social media in hinsight of mobilization and influx on democratization processes. Beyond that, he works in the field of science funding. Frank is also a board member of the Südostasien Informationsstelle in Cologne.