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

Roots, Routes, Routers

I am excited to announce that Roots, Routes, Routers: Communications and Media of Contemporary Social Movements is out as a monograph, accompanied by commentary by wonderful colleagues and experts in media & social movements - Emiliano Treré, Orley Durán & Clemencia Rodríguez, and María Paula Martínez. link: http://journals.sagepub.com/toc/jmoa/20/2 ----- This monograph is an interdisciplinary analysis of … Continue reading Roots, Routes, Routers

#Reformasi@20: The Internet and Politics in Indonesia

In preparing an essay for the month of May, where Indonesia marks the 20 years of "Reformasi", I came across what the-much-younger-me published 16 years ago -- my first publication, in my pre-doctoral-program-life, written while I was in nomad. I re-read it for the first time since it was published. Relieved to find out that … Continue reading #Reformasi@20: The Internet and Politics in Indonesia

Podcast: social media, politics and the ‘freedom to hate’

"The Jakarta gubernatorial election, held earlier this year, was perhaps the most divisive and bitterly fought campaign seen in modern Indonesian politics. Social media and the internet played a large role in the campaign, which was characterised by racism and sectarianism. But how much can we blame the internet for the bitterness of the campaign … Continue reading Podcast: social media, politics and the ‘freedom to hate’