Freedom to Hate: Social Media, Algorithmic Enclaves, and the Rise of Tribal Nationalism in Indonesia

Sometimes, when emotion runs high, I take a really long walk, daydream, debate with myself, and then write a lot. Oh well, probably "write a lot" needs to be expanded to: sleep, write, write, write, sleep, sleep, sleep :-D. My latest article article was produced in one of such moments. Of course, this situation is … Continue reading Freedom to Hate: Social Media, Algorithmic Enclaves, and the Rise of Tribal Nationalism in Indonesia

Malaysian #Bersih Sweeping the Unclean

Here is my last #publication from 2016; an article on Malaysian #Bersih electoral reform movement, focusing mostly on the roles and limitations of social media platforms and their contributions to the shaping of the movement's imaginaries, practices, and trajectories.   Feel free to download, if you're interested.   See you with more work in 2017! … Continue reading Malaysian #Bersih Sweeping the Unclean

Digital Media and Malaysia’s Electoral Reform Movement

Citizenship and Democratization in Southeast Asia, a collection of essays edited by W. Berenschot, H. Schulte Nordholt, and L Bakker, is out. http://www.brill.com/products/book/citizenship-and-democratization-southeast-asia   According to the editors, there's a glitch in payment system, as they intended this book to be open access. So, they'll try to set this straight in the coming weeks. You … Continue reading Digital Media and Malaysia’s Electoral Reform Movement

A traveling professor

Last Thursday I delivered a ten-minutes-speech at the Passion for Research Luncheon, a university-wide annual luncheon to celebrate research excellence. Instead of 'preaching' (to the choir) about research/being a researcher, I chose to tell a story.... the story ... here it is... Warning: (Most likely) You will not get smarter nor gain any knowledge by … Continue reading A traveling professor