2017/08/12  SAT.
08:30 - 09:00
09:00 - 09:05
Opening Ceremony
09:05 - 09:10
Welcoming / Opening Remarks
09:10 - 09:15
Group Photo Taking
09:15 - 10:00

Keynote Speech I: Governance context and network in cultural institutions


Chih-Cheng Wang (Director-General, Cultural Affairs Bureau, Taichung City Government)


Gill Hamilton (Digital Access Manager, National Library of Scotland & Elected Member, Europeana Members' Council)

10:00 - 10:40

Keynote Speech II: Digital Cultural Infrastructure in the Internet Era


Chih-Cheng Wang (Director-General, Cultural Affairs Bureau, Taichung City Government)


Jane Finnis (Chief Executive, Culture24)

10:40 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:00

Roundtable I: Digital Cultural Infrastructure in the Internet Era

Kuei-fen Chiu (Distinguished Professor, Director, Research Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences)

Gill Hamilton (Digital Access Manager, National Library of Scotland & Elected Member, Europeana Members' Council)

Jane Finnis (Chief Executive, Culture24)

Shih-Chieh Ilya Lee (Consultant, Implementation Project for Taiwan Digital Culture Center)

12:00 - 13:30
13:30 - 14:10

Keynote Speech III: How should Cultural Institutions Open and Connect Data?


Mia Ridge (Digital Curator, The British Library)

14:10 - 15:30

Roundtable II: How should Cultural Institutions Open and Connect Data?


Mia Ridge (Digital Curator, The British Library)


Hui-Hsiung Wang (Director, Information Technology Department, Ministry of Culture)

Tyng-Ruey Chuang (Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica)

Shao-Chun Wu (Associate Research Fellow, National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan)

15:30 - 16:00
Tea Break
16:00 - 17:20

Roundtable III: How should Cultural Institutions Embrace Digital and Innovation?

June-Hao Hou (Associate Principal Investigator, Initiative for Taiwan Digital Culture Center)

Micah Walter (Museum Consultant)

Takuya Takei (Asia Regional Director, teamLab Inc.)

2017/08/13  SUN.
08:30 - 09:00
09:00 - 09:40

Keynote Speech IV: Europeana Sound Archives, Connect Europe with Sounds


Hui-Yuan Liu (Principal Investigator, Initiative for Taiwan Digital Culture Center)


Richard Ranft (Head of Sound and Vision, The British Library)

09:40 - 10:20

Keynote Speech V: Future Museums and Cultural Institutions in Digital World


Ali Hossaini (Research Fellow, King's College London)

10:20 - 10:40
10:40 - 12:00

Roundtable IV: Future Museums and Cultural Institutions in Digital World

Hui-Yuan Liu (Principal Investigator, Initiative for Taiwan Digital Culture Center)

Ali Hossaini (Research Fellow, King's College London)

Richard Ranft (Head of Sound and Vision, The British Library)

Micah Walter (Museum Consultant)

Allen Shieh (Founder, MakeSimply)

12:00 - 13:30
13:30 - 14:30

Panel Discussion: Creativity/ Innovation/ Startup Challenges in Digital Cultures

Ching-Teng Hsiao (Chief of Information, Taichung City Government)

Chih-Yung Chiu (Professor, United International College)

Shun-Ting Yao (Co-founder of Red Candle Games and director of Detention)

Allen Shieh (Founder, MakeSimply)

14:30 - 15:00
Tea Break
15:00 - 17:00

Youth Forum: Co-creating Culture and Youth Engagement

Audrey Tang (Digital Minister without Portfolio, Executive Yuan)

Wulong Xu (Founder, Location Aware Sensor System/ Lass)

Pei-Chi Chang (Co-Funder, Happen Social Design)

Kuan-Chen Pan (Assistant Vice President, Fantasy Story)

Tsung-Lin Tsai (Co-Founder, Freedom Men Art Apartments)

17:00 - 17:20
Closing Ceremony


Ali Hossaini

Research Fellow

King's College London

For over 20 years Dr. Ali Hossaini has worked at the forefront of organisational, technological and aesthetic change. He pioneered new television formats, including webcasting, interactivity, HD and 3D, while enlisting world-class talent. As a museum planner he has worked in the UK, North America and Asia while engaging in his own artistic practice, research interests and charitable service. Hossaini is Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Informatics, King’s College London and an Associate of Lord Cultural Resources.

Gill Hamilton

Digital Access Manager

National Library of Scotland & Elected Member, Europeana Members' Council

Gill Hamilton is an elected member of the Europeana Members’ Council – the Council is a group of more than 50 cultural heritage professionals, developers and creatives who together to represent organisations and individuals in the Europeana Network Association. She participates in Europeana task forces, working groups, and works together with Council colleagues to influence the strategy and direction of Europeana. Gill’s interests within Europeana are advocating for open access to cultural heritage resources, and encouraging the adoption of open standards that support the use and re-use of digital resources. Gill is a librarian by training, and is the Digital Access Manager at National Library of Scotland where she oversees access to the Library’s digitised and born-digital collections. She also has responsibility for the library management and resource discovery systems, and web content. Gill is a co-author of the forthcoming book Open licensing for Cultural Heritage (ISBN 9781783301850).

Jane Finnis

Chief Executive


Jane is an entrepreneurial, collaborative and persuasive digital expert with over 25 years’ experience at a senior level leading new thinking and practice in the convergence of arts, culture and technology. She is a strategic thinker, creative producer and team leader who is a champion of an audience driven approach to cultural programming.

As CEO, Jane has established Culture24 as an internationally recognized independent charity that has become an important force in cultural publishing and building digital capacity in the arts and heritage sector. She works regularly with a broad range of government, public sector, commercial, educational, charitable and voluntary organizations across the UK and internationally. She leads a team producing award-winning websites such as VanGoYourself, the successful Museums at Night festival of after-hours openings and Let's Get Real, the collaborative action research project involving 100+ cultural organizations.

Between Feb and Oct 2017 she is on secondment part time to the UK Department of Culture Media & Sport, working on the #Cultureisdigital project which will consider how culture and technology can work together to drive audience engagement, unleash the creative potential of technology and boost the capacity of cultural organizations.

Mia Ridge

Digital Curator

The British Library

Mia's PhD in digital humanities (Department of History, Open University) was titled ‘Making digital history: The impact of digitality on public participation and scholarly practices in historical research’.

Formerly Lead Web Developer at the Science Museum Group, Mia has worked internationally as a business analyst, digital consultant and web programmer in the cultural heritage and commercial sectors. Mia has held international fellowships at Trinity College Dublin/CENDARI, Ireland (2014), the Polis Center Institute on ‘Spatial Narrative and Deep Maps’ (2012) and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media One Week One Tool program (2013), and had short Residencies at the Powerhouse Museum (2012) and the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum (2012).

Mia has post-graduate qualifications in software development and an MSc in Human-Centred Systems. She is Chair of the Museums Computer Group (MCG) and a member of the Executive Council of the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH).

Micah Walter

Museum Consultant

Micah Walter is a technologist, writer, photographer and programmer. He was recently the Director of Digital & Emerging Media at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. Micah’s work has spanned the areas of digital content strategy, management and infrastructure planning, programming and development of web applications utilizing a wide variety of languages, systems and technologies.

With a heavy emphasis on the user, Micah’s work within Cooper Hewitt Labs has focused primarily on developing empathetic systems through the use of sensible strategies. As part of a major renovation project, Micah was charged with developing numerous museum-wide initiatives to create a more engaging and accessible museum ahead of its reopening in 2014. As part of this digital transformation, Micah helped the museum build its award winning online collections website and public API, released the museum’s collection metadata of over 200,000 records to the public domain, launched a new brand identity and redesigned website, and worked on the team that developed “The Pen” and many of Cooper Hewitt’s in-gallery interactive experiences.

Before joining Cooper Hewitt, Micah received an MFA in Photographic and Electronic Media from Maryland Institute College of Art and worked as a freelance photojournalist in Washington, D.C., and the Middle East.

Richard Ranft

Head of Sound and Vision

The British Library

Richard Ranft has worked for over 30 years at the British Library Sound Archive. He managed the Archive’s technical department, supervising the design and installation of a suite of new audio studios and the introduction of new digital audio engineering and archiving standards alongside a new training programme. For the past 10 years he has been the Library’s Head of Sound & Vision, with responsibility for 7 million sound recordings, more than 280,000 moving image items, and 750m newspaper pages, and for bringing them together in digital form to create new services for users of the collections. He serves on the boards of the Europeana Foundation, the International Association of Sound & Audiovisual Archives, the EUscreen XL project, and he initiated and coordinated the 2014-17 Europeana Sounds project that provided online discovery of sound heritage collections across Europe.

Takuya Takei

Asia Regional Director

teamLab Inc.

Takuya Takei is Asia Regional Director of teamLab. Having worked at its headquarter in Tokyo and Taiwan office, he is currently living in Singapore since June 2016. He is in charge of projects around Singapore, Taiwan, China and Philippines.

teamLab is an Art collective based in Tokyo. An interdisciplinary creative group that brings together professionals from various fields of practice in the digital society: artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians, architects, web and print graphic designers and editors. Referring to themselves as “Ultra-technologists,” their aim is to achieve a balance between art, science, technology and creativity.


Kuei-fen Chiu

Distinguished Professor, Director, Research Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Professor Kuei-fen Chiu holds a PhD degree from the University of Washington, Seattle and is Distinguished Professor of Taiwan Literature and Transnational Cultural Studies at National Chung Hsing University in Taiwan. She has written extensively on postcolonial literary historiography, contemporary Taiwan documentaries, and indigenous literature in Taiwan. In addition to several books in Chinese and New Chinese-language Documentaries (co-authored with Yingjin Zhang from UCSD), she has published in leading journals such as New Literary History, The Journal of Asian Studies, The China Quarterly, Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies and contributed to edited volumes from international publishers like Routledge. She served as the coordinator of several digital projects on celebrated Taiwan writers, including Yang Mu, Li Ang, Wang Wen-hsing, Shih Shu-ching, Lu Han-hsiu, and Kan Yao-ming. She is currently in charge of The Taiwan Literature Archives project -- a digital project on Taiwan’s literary history.

Ching-Teng Hsiao

Chief of Information

Taichung City Government

Hui-Yuan Liu

Principal Investigator

Initiative for Taiwan Digital Culture Center

Iris is an art critic, editor of Journal of Museum and Culture, and an author whose articles on museum and value have been published in many books.

She has worked as a museum curator and her frequent lectures are about museums, communications, and exhibition design. for past 20 years and she has various art gallery/museum management experiences, from initial strategy to operational reality.


June-Hao Hou

Associate Principal Investigator

Initiative for Taiwan Digital Culture Center

June-Hao Hou holds MDesS ’98 & DDes ’06 degrees from Graduate School of Design, Harvard University and MA ’96 from NCTU.

Dr. Hou conducts teaching and research of emerging technologies and multidisciplinary design in digital architecture. His research interests are parametric design, interaction design, design informatics, cross-over solutions. His teaching ranging from fundamentals to advanced courses in digital media, parametric design, and interactive architecture. His research covers new technology and new media, living lab, multidisciplinary design and applications. Dr. Hou is the Creative Director of Eco-City, NCTU since 2007. He is one of the faculty members of transArt NCTU and had visited Cologne (2008) & Leipzig (2011), Germany, and Vienna, Austria (2013) for exhibition and performance.

Audrey Tang

Digital Minister without Portfolio

Executive Yuan

Audrey is known for revitalizing the computer languages Perl and Haskell, as well as building the online spreadsheet system EtherCalc in collaboration with Dan Bricklin.

In the public sector, Audrey serves on Taiwan national development council's open data committee and K-12 curriculum committee; and led the country's first e-Rulemaking project. To Join the cabinet as Digital Ministry on Oct 1st 2016.

In the private sector, Audrey works as a consultant with Apple on computational linguistics, with Oxford University Press on crowd lexicography, and with Socialtext on social interaction design.

In the third sector, Audrey actively contributes to Taiwan's g0v (“gov-zero”), a vibrant community focusing on creating tools for the civil society, with the call to “fork the government”.


Tyng-Ruey Chuang

Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica

Tyng-Ruey Chuang's research interest includes functional programming, geospatial informatics, and topics in citizen science and data collaboration. He was part of the program office when Taiwan's National Digital Archives Program was launched in 2001, and happened to help conclude the program in 2016. He proposed the communal data workflow in the Taiwan Roadkill Observation Network where high-quality observation records from thousands of contributors have since been acquired and aggregated. He architected the identification framework in the Sunflower Movement Archive so that orphaned artifacts collected for this contemporary event can be identified by their makers and released freely to the public. His team is completing the work on (a linked data portal for archive catalogues) and (a research data repository for regional studies), both built on top of CKAN.

He is an associate research fellow at the Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, with joint appointments both at the Research Center for Information Technology Innovation and at the Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences. He was a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society (2011-2012), supported in part by a Fulbright senior research grant and by the National Science Council of Taiwan.

Allen Shieh



Allen Shieh is the CEO and Founder of MakeSimply, a New York-based manufacturing and product development agency that help startups, entrepreneurs and various organizations develop hardware/electronics products from idea to prototype and production with his extraordinary international resources and experience.

Allen has been fortunate to be influenced by his family with three decades of manufacturing consulting experience and an established manufacturing network in Asia over the past 30 years. Since he graduated from high school, he started as an intern at the family business, which serve large firms and clients all over the world in multiple different industries. In the past 10 years, he has been working closely with product designers, mechanical engineers and manufacturers.

In 2012, Allen founded MakeSimply to bridge the cultural and communication gap by keeping a small consulting team in Shenzhen, Shanghai, Taiwan and New York City. In 2014, he developed the interactive devices for Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in less than 6 months, collaborated with an international team comprising General Electric (Kentucky), Undercurrent (New York), Ideum (New Mexico), Tellart (Rhode Island) and Sistelnetworks (Spain).

Allen grew up in Taiwan, having spent more than 20 years in Asia before moving to New York City in 2010. He received a Bachelor in Business Administration from Fu Jen Catholic University in Taiwan (09’) as well as two master's degrees in Management of Technology (12') and Manufacturing Engineering (13') from New York University.

Shao-Chun Wu

Associate Research Fellow

National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

Shao Chun Wu currently serves as the Applied Integrated Information Technology Division Chief in the Department of Education, Exhibition, and Information Services at the National Palace Museum. He is responsible for the NPM’s digital archive, tech-based education outreach programs, exhibition display technology, and project management. He received his Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from National Taiwan University. Prior to joining NPM, he worked as a university library director for many years. His research concentrations focus on museum technical applications, digital archive, knowledge organization, digital publications, library science, etc.

Chih-Yung Chiu


United International College

rofessor Chih-Yung Aaron CHIU is now the Dean of Division of Culture and Creativity, and the Programme Director of Media Arts and Design at BNU-HKBU United International College (UIC). He received his PhD from School of Interdisciplinary Arts at Ohio University in USA, with double major in visual arts (painting, sculpture and architecture) and film studies (film aesthetics, theories and criticism) as well as a minor in aesthetics (phenomenology). Prof. Chiu is the inspector of Digital Art Foundation Taipei and the Director-general of Taiwan Art and Technology Association. Currently, he is also the curator of IP EXPO Exhibition. In the past few years, Prof. Chiu has participated in many curatorial works including 2015-16 Taiwan Digital Art Festival – Trend, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th Taipei Digital Art Festivals, the 4th Digital Performing Art Festival, and also many international exhibitions worldwide including Hong Kong, Boston and Madrid. Prof. Chiu is also a prolific writer. His articles titled “On the Embodied Aesthetics of Digital Arts” (2007) and “Inter/face: A Reconsideration of Myth of Transparency” (2008) have been nominated by Digital Art Awards Taipei. His most recent publication titled “Significant Discourse and Local Practice: New Media Art in Taiwan’s Context” (2012) has become one of the most important texts in New Media Art in Taiwan’s academia.

Shun-Ting Yao

Co-founder of Red Candle Games and director of Detention

Yao is the producer of the 2D horror game Detention that received 97% overwhelmingly positive review on Steam. Experienced in interactive multimedia, he aimed to create a game with Taiwanese element. In 2014, he developed Detention's prototype individually, and later co-founded Red Candle Games.

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