#Coronaconspiracy

Just published! If you're interested in learning about the relationship between the Covid-19 pandemic crisis, conspiracy theories, social media affordances, and algorithms, then this article is for you. 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 some other articles in this special #Conspiracy issue. They're interesting!#socialmedia #algorithm #conspiracytheory #conspiracies #covid19

Rhythm & ALGORITHM OF US

Text of my speech for the Jakarta Arts Council's "Pidato Kebudayaan" ("The Speech on Culture") is available in both English and Indonesian, here: http://bit.ly/rhythm_algorithm. Naskah Pidato Kebudayaan DKJ saya bisa diunduh di link tersebut. Also, the talk itself, while delivered in Indonesian, now it has English subtitle;it's way more rhythmical than a written version. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh9nydACB1UContinue reading Rhythm & ALGORITHM OF US

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

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!

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