Who Speaks the Smart Nation? – Conversation with Aaron Maniam & Stephanie Chok, moderated by Ho Rui An

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Who Speaks the Smart Nation? – Conversation with Aaron Maniam & Stephanie Chok, moderated by Ho Rui An

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13 Jan 2017, Fri 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM

Moving beyond the idea of a “Smart City”, the Singapore government has recently spearheaded the “Smart Nation” initiative that aims to create a data-driven network that can enhance citizens’ lives and foster stronger communities. However, in invoking the “nation”, the Smart Nation risks forsaking the unstable and heterogeneous demographics of the global city with a sizeable transient population. This includes the almost one million low-wage workers whose lives are made vulnerable by the excesses of transnational capitalism and whose data are often missing, falsified or withheld. If among the vaunted merits of the Smart Nation is its ability to enable the people to “speak”, what are the conditions that govern the legibility of speech as such? How does one decide what counts as data and what counts as noise?

Aaron Maniam and Stephanie Chok will address these questions from their respective points of view in a conversation organized and moderated by Artist-in-Residence Ho Rui An.

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2017-01-13

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English

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Who Speaks the Smart Nation? – Conversation with Aaron Maniam & Stephanie Chok, moderated by Ho Rui An

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“Who Speaks the Smart Nation? – Conversation with Aaron Maniam & Stephanie Chok, moderated by Ho Rui An,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed September 29, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/3045.