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Lim, M. (2023) ‚ÄúEverything everywhere all at once‚ÄĚ: Social Media, Algorithmic/Marketing Culture, and Activism in Southeast Asia.¬†Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, 24(2): 181-190. [PDF] or [PDF]. https://doi.org/10.1353/gia.2023.a913644.

Video of Lim’s “Q&A with Author” is below:¬†

Lim, M. (2023) From Activist Media to Algorithmic Politics: The Internet, social media, and civil society in Southeast Asia in E. Hansson & M. Weiss, Routledge Handbook of Civil and Uncivil Society in Southeast Asia. London & New York: Routledge, pp. 25-44.

Lim, M. (2022). Alternative Imaginations: Confronting and challenging the persistent centrism in social media-society research. Journal of Asian Social Science Research, 4(1), 1-22. https://doi.org/10.15575/jassr.v4i1.59

Lim, M. (2022). #Coronaconspiracy: Algorithms, Users, and Conspiracy Theories in Social Media. M/C Journal, 25(1). https://journal.media-culture.org.au/index.php/mcjournal/article/view/2877


Check out our latest music video — by The Edoens

We are delighted to present our a cappella rendition of “Untukku” (For Me), a heartfelt Indonesian pop ballad composed by the talented songwriter and musician, Yovie Widianto. This romantic song beautifully encapsulates themes of love, unwavering devotion, and the profound yearning for a distant loved one.
“Untukku” gained immense popularity through its rendition by Chrisye (1949-2007), an iconic figure in Indonesian music history. Chrisye, renowned as one of Indonesia’s most influential and cherished pop singers and songwriters, lent his unique voice and artistry to this timeless piece. His interpretation of the song added a layer of emotional depth that resonated deeply with listeners, cementing “Untukku” as a classic in the Indonesian music canon.
In Memoriam Chrisye ūüėć.¬†Thank you for the music and Happy Birthday (16 September).
The Edoens

My latest/current art projects

MusicArt.ArtMusic – ELEGY

Painting: “Winter Elegy“, acrylic on canvas, by merlyna lim ¬©2023 Music: Elegy for Yesterday in A minor, composed by merlyna lim ¬©2023.

check https://merlyna.org/art/#currentproject