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

It was an overwhelmingly sweet memory

“Princeton, in the summer, smelled of nothing, and although Ifemelu liked the tranquil greenness of the many trees, the clean streets and stately homes, the delicately overpriced shops, and the quiet, abiding air of earned grace, it was this, the lack of a smell, that most appealed to her ... She liked taking deep breaths … Continue reading It was an overwhelmingly sweet memory

Mobilizing Emotion, Not Knowledge

Carleton University's Faculty of Public Affairs runs a story of my research, as follows: Mobilizing Emotion, Not Knowledge As Canada prepares for a federal election, Canada Research Chair Professor Merlyna Lim is analyzing how social media users—human and otherwise—are mobilizing emotions rather than facts. In the months leading up to the Canadian election, Facebook accounts … Continue reading Mobilizing Emotion, Not Knowledge

End of year sharing: all publications from 2018 [free download]

At the end of 2018, let me share you all files of my publications that were out this year. Here they are, feel free to download, share, and re-share. p.s. publications from previous years are available to download from here. ---- Lim, M. (2019). Disciplining Dissent:Freedom, Control, and Digital Activism in Southeast Asia, in R. … Continue reading End of year sharing: all publications from 2018 [free download]

Disciplining Dissent: Freedom, Control, and Digital Activism in Southeast Asia

I just published a piece titled “Disciplining Dissent: Freedom, Control, and Digital Activism in Southeast Asia” [PDF]. Urbanized parts of Southeast Asia have been places with the most vibrant digital activism for the past two decades. And, yet, the region has been marginalized from “global accounts” of the role of digital media and activism that … Continue reading Disciplining Dissent: Freedom, Control, and Digital Activism in Southeast Asia

[Publication] Dis/Connection: Internet infrastructure in Indonesia

Another publication is just out. Titled “Dis/Connection: The Co-Evolution of Sociocultural and Material Infrastructures of the Internet in Indonesia“, my latest article is part of the special issue #105 of Indonesia (published by Cornell University’s Southeast Asia Program) on “Infrastructures”. (The article is also published at JSTOR archive). About this article, I wrote: From warnet … Continue reading [Publication] Dis/Connection: Internet infrastructure in Indonesia

Challenging Technological Utopianism

I am truly excited to announce the publication of a special issue on "Challenging Technological Utopianism" in the Canadian Journal of Communication, Volume 43 No. 3. https://www.cjc-online.ca/index.php/…/issue/view/171/showToc All of the authors are affiliated with the communication program at Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication in Ottawa, as graduate students and faculty members. This special … Continue reading Challenging Technological Utopianism