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

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’

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

Networked Politics

"[...] it is misleading to claim that online deliberation and online mobilization practices have really deepened democracy." "We want to emphasize that the Internet enables multiple, overlapped and diverse networked political spheres to emerge. These are contested spheres that are sometimes messy, chaotic, segmented and even anarchic. Not all of these aim to advance and … Continue reading Networked Politics