A HEARTWORK “Hello Merlyna, I was overcome with emotion when I see the “A Broken Heart” [...]. I had been through an incredibly dark journey. In my life, and I wouldn’t have made it without the incredible love and support from my wife and daughters. This picture captures my struggle, and the needle and thread … Continue reading A Heartwork
It was a lovely evening. I owe it to wonderful friends and colleagues who were in attendance. The reality is the whole exhibit and the opening would not happen without the help of people who are so dear to me -- my partner and close friends. Thanks to Kit Chokly and Sarah EK Smith who … Continue reading Hands — opening of the exhibition
Merry Christmas. Selamat Natal. Wilujeng Natal. Maligayang Pasko. Also Wonderful Hanukkah, Joyful Kwanzaa, Great Yuletide, and ultimately Happy Festivus to the rest of us. I wish you all happy holidays, but if yours aren’t that happy, please don’t blame yourself as statistically the chance to be truly happy during the holidays is near zero 😉 … Continue reading Happy Holidays
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!
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