Richard Rogers interviewed in Hong Kong newspaper
Digital Methods Research Summit Chinese University of Hong Kong August 2016
Richard Rogers interviewed in the Hong Kong newspaper, Ming Pao.
Richard Rogers appeared in Ming Pao, the quality Hong Kong newspaper, on the 28th of August 2016, and spoke about the expectations surrounding social media as anticipatory space in the run up to the Hong Kong elections in September. The article asks how Umbrella Movement candidates, together with the localists, pan-democrats and pro-establishment factions, organise themselves in social media and how they might fare in the voting. In particular it asks, are Facebook activity measures related to opinion polls? The question was taken up in the first Digital Methods Research Summit, held at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Rogers, together with Jack Qiu, co-convened the Summit and the subsequent data sprint, which also had projects undertaken to study garment worker advocacy, the initiative to pedestrianise Des Voeux Road Central (in the heart of Hong Kong) as well as the extent to which Aivvy, the new music recommendation system, recommends smaller artists more systematically than Spotify or Apple Music.