Once upon a time, there were two candidates competing for the presidency in an ugly campaign season. Candidate 1’s supporters accused candidate 2 of having a “hideous hermaphroditical character, which has neither the force and firmness of a man, nor the gentleness and sensibility of a woman.” In return, candidate 2’s team called candidate 1 … Continue readin […]
Last week, Kazys Varnelis, wrote on his Facebook wall, “If you want to understand the mess we are in, read this important article from our Networked Publics book” and posted a link to an essay I published with my co-author Mark E. Kann. In the comment, he also made a remark on how prophetic the … Continue reading Networked Politics →
Eid Mubarak عيد مبارك Selamat Hari Raya Idul Fitri 开斋节到了 Wilujeng Boboran Siam note: During the month of Ramadan, I posted sketches of mosques on Facebook once a day for my Muslim friends; each was accompanied by a short story. This is a compilation of those sketches with music by my better half.
“You can be anything you want to be” — we hear and read this a lot: in the media, in the (Hollywood) movies, in “successful” people’s biographies. This phrase has become a motivational mantra for success. I did not grow up with “you can be anything you want to be” kind of way of thinking. … Continue reading You can be anything you want to be… No? → […]
Is your dissertating student, co-author, book contributor, researcher, writer missing in action? This is a song for them. Or, this song is probably for yourself 😀 I think I just ruined my graduate students’ break by sending them this song last week (with a note: I created this with you in mind ;D). PhD students, … Continue reading Hello from your manuscript […]