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[Seminar] Alternative Imaginations: Honoring the Role of Traditional Knowledge

Alternative Imaginations (AI), a new research cluster I established with some colleagues at Arizona State University, invite you to our first seminar.

Alternative Imaginations – a project of the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes

Rethinking Knowledge Systems
seminar series
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Networked Publics — Politics

Yesterday I got a book in my mailbox. Entitled “Networked Publics“, the book is a result of the collaboration of 13 scholars, including me, at the Annenberg Center for Communication of University of Southern California. My contribution is the chapter on politics.

The book itself is available for purchase from Amazon.com.

Networked Publics
# Hardcover: 176 pages
# Publisher: The MIT Press (October 31, 2008)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 0262220857
# ISBN-13: 978-0262220859
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Alternative Imaginations: Non-ness without Nonsense

Can we talk about non-ness without nonsense?
Can you be nonscientific and yet be rational?
Can you be rational and non-utilitarian?
Is there intellectual space for non-evidential knowledge?
Can technology close intellectual space for alternatives to technology?
Can we open a self-sustaining space for interactions of systems of knowledge?
Can story-tellers capture reality better than scientists?
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New publication: Globalization, City and Civil Society

It’s been too long, really. More than three years. At last, finally the book from our civic space project is out. I have my chapter there, Chapter 11, about civic spaces in Jakarta. Sadly, the book is too expensive for regular people to buy so only libraries (in developed countries) will have the book. I wish this kind of book can be cheaper. But I am trying to get my e-copy so I can put it online, just like what I have been doing with my other publications. Fingers crossed, I hope to get the file very soon.

update Dec 15, 2007: the chapter is already online here.

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A new course: Globalization and Livable Cities

Next semester, Spring 2008, I’ll be teaching two classes. The first is JUS 394 Information Technology and Social Justice, which I taught last Spring. The new one is JUS 591/691, which is a graduate seminar. I’m excited about this one. It marks my coming back to “physical” space — well, I actually never left it, I have always been in physical space and some of my work on civic spaces too are about it. So, here it is.

Globalization & Livable Cities
Code: JUS 591/691
Type: Graduate Seminar
Professor: Dr. Merlyna Lim
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Interview at “dialogue”

During my Australian visit last semester, I did several interviews. One of them is apparently available online.

LL: I’ve had the opportunity to listen to you present at several different venues during your stay in Australia so it’s wonderful to have the opportunity to follow-up with you on some of the issues you’ve raised. Let’s start though at the very beginning – how did you get interested in studying the Internet in Indonesia?

ML: There were four major occasions that led me to do what I am doing now. First, I had always been interested in computers. I used to hang out with some ……..

complete interview is available here: http://dialogue.media-culture.org.au/node/20

On [Cow and] Democracy

Early this month, I was in East Coast. Experiencing the cold weather of New Haven and Manhattan, as well as exploring the beauty of Yale University, one of the oldest universities in the United States. I was invited to be one of the main speakers at a workshop held by Council of Southeast Asian Studies at Yale University. At first, I actually said I might not be the right person, since it was a workshop on politics and I never did any research on politics per se. But well, the organizer thought I was a right person, so I confirmed. I’m glad I did. It was truly an honor for me to be there.
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My course: JUS 394

Here is a course I’ll teach in Spring 2007 semester.  This is my first course at ASU and actually my first very own course in my life. I’ve been teaching for so many years, but never really “owned” a course before.

All — bloggers and non bloggers, nice persons and not-so nice ones, human and aliens, and others —  is welcome to join the class.

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