Helen So

Helen So

Helen So, an avid arts advocate, is a member of the Advisory Committee on Arts Development, and the Museum Advisory Committee. She holds a masters degree in musicology and ethnomusicology from the University of Oxford, and is a cellist.

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Opinion | Why Hong Kong needs a plan to develop culture and sports together

As breakdancing and video gaming gain recognition as sports, the line between culture and sports is blurring. Other economies are overseeing the two sectors together and investing in immersive entertainment. But what is Hong Kong’s vision?

As breakdancing and video gaming gain recognition as sports, the line between culture and sports is blurring. Other economies are overseeing the two sectors together and investing in immersive entertainment. But what is Hong Kong’s vision?

Why Hong Kong needs a plan to develop culture and sports together
3 Oct 2021 - 7:15AM
Opinion | Hong Kong must evolve beyond big events to be a cultural hub in digital era

Our administration’s vision of ‘cultural exchange’ remains confined to physical events such as museum exhibitions and arts festivals. Hong Kong needs to move with the times and align with the national vision, starting with turning from events-based to industry-based thinking.

Our administration’s vision of ‘cultural exchange’ remains confined to physical events such as museum exhibitions and arts festivals. Hong Kong needs to move with the times and align with the national vision, starting with turning from events-based to industry-based thinking.

Hong Kong must evolve beyond big events to be a cultural hub in digital era
7 Aug 2021 - 5:00AM
Opinion | Are Hong Kong’s tech hubs ready to crown content technology the new queen?

From AI-assisted scriptwriting to viewer analytics and big data, technology is revolutionising the creation of quality content. The Science Park and Cyberport must step up to promote this trend, particularly in the city’s creative industries.

From AI-assisted scriptwriting to viewer analytics and big data, technology is revolutionising the creation of quality content. The Science Park and Cyberport must step up to promote this trend, particularly in the city’s creative industries.

Are Hong Kong’s tech hubs ready to crown content technology the new queen?
2 Mar 2021 - 9:15AM
Opinion | How developing art tech can boost Hong Kong’s cultural soft power

Economies like Britain, South Korea and Taiwan have already caught onto the trend driven by the convergence of arts and technology. Hong Kong’s new policy effort needs a team with a long-term vision for the entire arts and cultural scene.

Economies like Britain, South Korea and Taiwan have already caught onto the trend driven by the convergence of arts and technology. Hong Kong’s new policy effort needs a team with a long-term vision for the entire arts and cultural scene.

How developing art tech can boost Hong Kong’s cultural soft power
3 Dec 2020 - 10:23AM
Opinion | Hong Kong remains disconnected from a digital lifestyle befitting a modern city

A long overdue move to liberalise the archaic broadcasting rules must be only the first step to more investment and innovation. Hong Kong needs an ecosystem that supports a digital lifestyle, where people can seamlessly socialise, shop and be entertained.

A long overdue move to liberalise the archaic broadcasting rules must be only the first step to more investment and innovation. Hong Kong needs an ecosystem that supports a digital lifestyle, where people can seamlessly socialise, shop and be entertained.

Hong Kong remains disconnected from a digital lifestyle befitting a modern city
8 Oct 2020 - 7:07AM
Opinion | For Hong Kong’s film industry to thrive, it must embrace the digital like India and the US have

Hong Kong government policies supporting the film industry are mired in nostalgia for the 1980s, even as film industries elsewhere zoom into a digital future.

Hong Kong government policies supporting the film industry are mired in nostalgia for the 1980s, even as film industries elsewhere zoom into a digital future.

For Hong Kong’s film industry to thrive, it must embrace the digital like India and the US have
6 Sep 2020 - 8:55AM
Opinion | As arts institutions embrace technology in a Covid-19 world, where is Hong Kong’s vision?

The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating the digitisation of art, making the innovation of arts tech inevitable. Hong Kong must articulate its vision and establish funding for this emerging space, or risk being left behind.

The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating the digitisation of art, making the innovation of arts tech inevitable. Hong Kong must articulate its vision and establish funding for this emerging space, or risk being left behind.

As arts institutions embrace technology in a Covid-19 world, where is Hong Kong’s vision?
1 Jul 2020 - 10:23AM
Eye on Asia | How Hong Kong can truly leverage the Greater Bay Area for the arts

The government should do more than fund one-off performances, and instead nurture the institutions that connect arts groups and venues, so exchanges can happen organically and more sustainably.

The government should do more than fund one-off performances, and instead nurture the institutions that connect arts groups and venues, so exchanges can happen organically and more sustainably.

How Hong Kong can truly leverage the Greater Bay Area for the arts
4 Aug 2019 - 9:03PM