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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

[Quote] On social media

Facebook asks what's on my mind. Twitter asks what I'm doing. Instagram asks what I'm seeing. Foursquare asks where I am. Social media is like an obsessive ex-boyfriend. In this place you have a profile picture and what you do is just sitting around, making friends with strangers, bragging about life you don't have, and …

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 …