The Evolution of Intellectual Freedom

I'm presenting "The Evolution of Merlyna's a Critical Monkey's Intellectual Freedom" (bottom) . It was part of my last public lecture which basically attempted to provide an alternative imagination of possible career/life pathways. It's my take vis-a-vis a (valid) critic of the state of intellectual freedom in academia by a brilliant Jorge Cham/PhD comic in … Continue reading The Evolution of Intellectual Freedom

[Publication] Algorithmic Enclaves

"Algorithmic enclaves". I introduced this term in my 2017 article "Freedom to Hate" -- which was instantaneously coined during the Q&A after my talk in Stockholm earlier that year (thank you folks for asking me hard questions!)-- but didn't detail the concept yet. Having read that article, some supportive colleagues suggested me to write an … Continue reading [Publication] Algorithmic Enclaves

[Publication] Dis/connection in the Global South

Just published:Lim, M. (2020). The politics and perils of dis/connection in the Global South. Media, Culture & Society.https://doi.org/10.1177/0163443720914032 Using empirical vignettes of repression against minority groups in the Global South, in this essay I introduce the term ‘dis/connection’ into the existing discourse on disconnection to illustrate how the interplay between connection and disconnection serves as … Continue reading [Publication] Dis/connection in the Global South

On International Women’s Day

March 8th is the International Women’s Day. On this day, I’m deeply honoured to be recognized alongside these 9 amazing women. In my journey, from a little girl with red ribbons in Dayeuhkolot to who I am today, I am indebted to the generations of women before me who paved the way for all the … Continue reading On International Women’s Day

Hands: Medium & Massage

You’re invited! “Hands: Medium & Massage”, an art exhibit featuring the works of Merlyna Lim will be held from JANUARY 10 to FEBRUARY 12, 2019 | 10 JANVIER AU 12 FÉVRIER 2020 at Atrium Art GalleryGalerie d’art AtriumBen Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Dr., Nepean ON K2G 5K7Place-Ben-Franklin, 101 prom. Centrepointe, Nepean ON K2G 5K7Hours of … Continue reading Hands: Medium & Massage

Cyber-urban space

So, by the invitation of the editorial team, my term "cyber-urban space" is officially included in The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies (edited by Anthony M. Orum) The encyclopedia entry is available here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/…/10…/9781118568446.eurs0069 or, it's also available for free download from here https://bit.ly/30bXdbx Enjoy reading!

MoonWake, a Healing HeART

Half teasing, half serious, a dear friend sent me a call for artist for the University of Ottawa Heart Institute's "Healing HeART" ceiling tiles project. She wrote, "Found you a new purpose in life!"—suggesting what I could possibly do while being immobile for 2-3 months. She sent it on June 3rd. And, guess what? The … Continue reading MoonWake, a Healing HeART