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“… In grappling with multiple identities and multiple realities, the reality of everyday life is experienced as reality par excellence. Micro narratives that are closer to the everyday life experience are embraced more openly, resulting in the plurality of voices, allowing for differences, nuances, and even counter-hegemonic voices. The closer to home the issue resonates, the more conversations take place. Life is local, even in the global blogosphere.”
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The blog hasn’t been updated for sometime… as its blogger has been ‘on leave’ (from typing;p). But this is the first day of 2012, so she comes back temporarily. Here is one blog post for the readers….
May you find the food yummier, the air cleaner, the environment less abused, the cost much cheaper, the neighborhood safer, the bed cozier, and your home homier than ever.
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As reiterated in my previous post on the same topic, Place and Memory: The Choir, The Club for Life, our memory of a place is very much related with experiences that inhabit that associated place. Sometimes the place is gone yet the memory still lingers. The disappearance of places–even when the spaces are still there–happens when spatial experiences attached to the place are removed. Either by the removal of the building, architecture, open space, or just simply different representation of space.
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….especially written for my friends for life, PSM-ITB friends
There are places I remember all my life, though some have changed
Some forever, not for better, some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments, of lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living, in my life I love them all
Slate Magazine asked me to provide a short essay on the social media and Egypt revolt as part of my forthcoming talk in DC, so I did, here it is: http://www.slate.com/id/2298948/.
Meanwhile, please find below the longer version — unedited one.
The emergence of online collective actions has driven much attention and recently made headlines based on what has transpired politically in Egypt, Libya, Syria, Tunisia, and other countries in the Middle East and North Africa. However, there is very little research devoted to deepen our understanding of this phenomenon. Our knowledge on …
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This is not an in-depth analysis. Just a rant for now.
The day Mubarak fell, NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel Tweeted the photo below, telling the world about an Egyptian protester holding a sign that said, “Thank you, Facebook.” The photo has been viral since then and has become a powerful symbol prompting the causal-effect of social media for democracy.