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[27 Apr 2014 | 3 Comments | 204 views]
Malaysian #Bersih movement on Twitter

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I just finished the first article based on my study of the electoral reform movement in Malaysia, Bersih and still trying to write the next one based on the same study. Combining computational mapping[1] and online-offline ethnography,[2] my study examines and contextualize the role(s) of the internet and social media in the movement as being embedded in the contour of societal changes and transformations.
The article itself, perhaps will not be out until next year, but I’m happy to provide you with a little sneak peek (only on Twitter section).
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[20 Jan 2014 | 2 Comments | 140 views]
[Publication] Seeing Spatially: People, Networks and Movements in Digital and Urban Spaces

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A special issue on “Insurgencies, social media and the public city in Asia” (January 2014) from the International Development Planning Review is just out. It features six fascinating articles from Douglass (on insurgencies & public city in East and Southeast Asia), Padawangi (on Jakarta’s grassroot movement), Pandi (on Hindraf movement), Weiss (on new media activism in Southeast Asia), Zhang & Nyiri (on ‘walled’ activism in China), and myself (on theorization/conceptualization of online-offline spaces in social movement); with an intro from Douglass, Padawangi, & Marolt.
http://liverpool.metapress.com/content/nm6625537411/?p=2ee7a80424bc41f497b8b4a80cce66f0&pi=0

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[10 Dec 2008 | 7 Comments | 1 views]

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Just coming out…..
From:
Lim, M. and Padawangi, R. (2008), ‘Contesting Alun-Alun: Power Relations, Identities, and the Production of Urban Spaces in Bandung Indonesia’ International Development and Planning Review, Vol. 30 (3), pp. 307-326.
After being closed for almost three years, in early 2007, the alun-alun – the main square – in Bandung1 was finally opened to the general public. In front of thousands of people including the Mayor of Bandung, Governor Danny Setiawan opened the square and renamed it Taman Alun-Alun Masjid Raya Bandung Jawa Barat (Main Square Garden of the …

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[23 Jul 2008 | 7 Comments | 1 views]

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I cannot explain what happened to me when I was in Leiden last week. Perhaps it was the combination of the Dutch weather (it was raining like crazy), my lack of rest, my wild brain, and being with a partner in crime (who requested such crazy music) The result of such combination is the recording of some children songs — sung in a no-shame drunk mode :p
Unfortunately those who didn’t grow up in Indonesia wouldn’t understand the humor behind all of this craziness. But anyway…… please enjoy two of some …

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[8 Jul 2008 | 9 Comments | 1 views]

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I have many stories from my adventure in the land of midnight sun, but currently I have no energy nor time to write them except this particular one. Cannot help but writing about Московское метро.
Both St Petersburg and Moscow are beautiful. Remarkably beautiful. They are gorgeous! As I mentioned somewhere else, though, these cities, unlike Western European cities, were really designed in inhumane scale aka gigantic scale, a very common style adopted by great (authoritarian) rulers who wanted to make ‘people’ feel small.
Russia really impresses me. The people, food, architecture…. …

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[26 Jan 2008 | No Comment | 1 views]

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A unique mass protest happened in May 2003 when Indonesia’s Islamic clerics and organizations banned Inul Daratista, a singer, from performing because her gyrating hip movement, which Indonesians call “drilling,”

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[5 Dec 2007 | No Comment | 1 views]

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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, …

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[5 Dec 2007 | No Comment | 1 views]

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“A woman living in one of the Indonesian capital’s poorest neighbourhoods incites her neighbours to recycle their garbage, save energy and grow plants to fight pollution. The area has turned into Jakarta’s cleanest neighbourhood, and is even becoming a tourist attraction.”
What an inspiring figure!

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[24 Oct 2007 | No Comment | 1 views]

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If you happen to be in Honolulu on Monday, 29th of October 2007, you are welcome to attend this event: Global Studies Focus Group Colloquium. We can chat during and after the event and perhaps go out for lunch together too
Below is a flyer for the event, made by the University of Hawaii.

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[21 Sep 2007 | 15 Comments | 1 views]

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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