Have yourself a merry ….

"From now on our troubles will be out of sight ... From now on our troubles will be miles away ... Through the years, we all will be together ... If the fates allow ..." https://youtu.be/0A6gdW6OmJ8 We failed to make holiday cards this year, but here is our last minute attempt to combine a timelapsed … Continue reading Have yourself a merry ….

Bubuy Bulan

"Bubuy Bulan" (trans. The Roasted Moon) https://youtu.be/aC6APVDfv4s a traditional song from my hometown, in Sundanese, my mother tongue Music: spontaneously sung and played on piano by yours truly in the evening of november 12th, 2020 Visual: papercut artwork by Jane Kurnadi (who spontaneously and amazingly created it after listening to my playing, thanks Jane ). … Continue reading Bubuy Bulan

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