A legendary young leader/activist/creator/thinker is rising from Taiwan, Audrey Tang, who is the driving force behind many successes in Taiwan even during this pandemic period.
From the documentary, Our Youth in Taiwan, shows the Sunflower Student Movement in 2014, which Audrey and G0V.tw actually played a key part in the movement. G0V.tw set up the video and text streaming, to update the status constantly in the main Legislative assembly hall during the movement. It allowed the students to consolidate information flowing to the people outside as well.
"G0V.tw is an online community that pushes information transparency, focusing on developing information platform and tools for the citizens to participate in society", a statement from G0V.tw.
6 years after the Sunflower Student Movement, Audrey is now the Digital Minister with the goal of information transparency. Together with the team, they developed apps called eMask in Taiwan, and the Name-Based Mask Distribution System for foreigners in Taiwan. Those apps allow the user to track down where to purchase, and the remaining quantities of masks in each store. To reduce panic buying, those apps link with the user's national ID to limit the amount of how many a person can buy to avoid over-purchasing.
“The policies of a 38-year-old genius minister with an IQ of 180” praised by the media. As a kid, Audrey not only self-taught on coding, programming, but started her business at the age of 16. Audrey strongly believes in individualism, diversity, and transparency.
The contribution from Audrey Tang certainly plays a significant role in the 21st century, plus many more to come in the foreseeable future.
Read more about Audrey Tang on VICE.
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Written by Fiona Kuo