Category Archives: presentation/lecture/talk

Publishing in academia (1): Basic information

This is a slideshow I made to share some very very basic information about publishing a journal article for graduate students who never published before.https://prezi.com/2wekrbuldmkw/publishing-a-journal-article/

Feel free to share this to those who may need it.

This is the first in the series. Will try to get the next slideshow done soon. Continue reading

[Lim’s lecture] Social Media and Urban Activism from the Arab Spring to Hong Kong

On November 6th, 2014, I delivered the Canada Research Chair public inaugural lecture entitled: “Roots, Routes & Routers: Social Media and Urban Activism from the Arab Spring to Hong Kong”.

I managed to merge the actual recording of my lecture and the slideshow I prepared for and had shown during the lecture. So, here it is (the prezi is accessible through this link, but it’s also embedded below). Click “start prezi” button and then click the  button on the left corner to listen to the audio.

Unlike this light 10 minutes speech of mine, this one is based on years of comprehensive research and rather long.

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Celebration of Diversity and Multiculturalism

‎”What makes America exceptional are the bonds that hold together the most diverse nation on earth. The belief that our destiny is shared; that this country only works when we accept certain obligations to one another and to future generations. The freedom which so many Americans have fought for and died for come with responsibilities as well as rights. And among those are love and charity and duty and patriotism. That’s what makes America great” (Obama, 7 Nov 2012).

Beyond the election itself, echoing Howard Fineman, I agree that today’s result “signaled the irreversible triumph of a new, 21st-century America: multiracial, multi-ethnic, global in outlook and moving beyond centuries of racial, sexual, marital and religious tradition.Continue reading

[Presentation] Framing Tunisian Revolt

Please find below the slideshow of my presentation at the International Communication Association conference in Phoenix, May 26th, 2012.

I realize that the slideshow itself is very visual and has very little explanation, so it’s impossible to understand/know what I was talking about by just looking at it.

I’ll share the content of my presentation later once  once the paper is published.

To summarize, the paper explores and analyzes the significance of contemporary media ecology (includes big and small media, old and new, mainstream & ‘social’ media, national-transnational-global media) in to the establishment of social movement (Arab uprisings in general, Tunis revolt in particular).  New practices of media activism –‘networked participatory journalism’ — had facilitated the engagement and participation of diverse publics, contributing to the widening of political opportunities and the capacity to solve/deal with political constrains. Such participatory journalism assisted activists in expanding the networks,  diffusing the  contention, and mobilizing larger audience. Particular attention is given to the role of framing (narrative and identity) and how this contributed to the successful mobilization.

Making sense of the occupy movement

Below is my presentation for the Making Sense of the Occupy Movement panel at ASU Tempe, Nov 30th, 2011, 12-1:30pm.

I wish to post a written version of my commentary or a summary of this presentation… unfortunately I had injured my right hand (wrist) that makes it kinda painful to type. It’ll take sometime for me to be back to normal.

thanks.

@crossroads: Democratization & Corporatization of Media in Indonesia

As part of my work with the Ford Foundation, I wrote this essay/report: @crossroads: Democratization and Corporatization of Media in Indonesia. The title says it all. If you want to know more, you can download it here.

And below is the presentation I gave on the same topic at the Ford Foundation office in Jakarta.

Revolution 2.0: Social media and political changes in Egypt and beyond

Will be webcasted online here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cspo

Excerpt from http://asunews.asu.edu/20110325_onlineactivism

Online activism in the Middle East did not begin in Tahrir Square on January 25, but has been evolving for many years.  In this lecture, “Revolution 2.0: Social media and political changes in Egypt and beyond,” CSPO’s Merlyna Lim will chronicle how the Internet, including social media, facilitated the emergence of new networks of opposition to the ruling regime in Egypt, and how such networks and their converging narratives were translated into coordinated mass actions that led to a relatively peaceful overthrow of a dictatorship.   Continue reading