It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens (danah boyd) - Collaborative Book Engagement

It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens (danah boyd) – Collaborative Book Engagement

Around five or six months ago I volunteered to co-direct a collaborative book review project as a HASTAC scholar. It’s a kind of “crowdsourced” book reviews where you invite people to review sections of a book instead of the whole thing. This is actually the second project of its kind launched by HASTAC (I also […]

My first peer-reviewed article is out

My first peer-reviewed article is out

So finally my article is out! It’s published by SOJOURN: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia. I’m quite happy with it. It’s my first peer-reviewed publication adventure (and I hope it’s not gonna be the last). It’s about an Indonesian MMORPG called Nusantara Online and I discuss it to propose what I call “playable […]

1980s: The age of useless tinkering

1980s: The age of useless tinkering

this post is originally from my old and abandoned blog: i was reading the annals of the new york academy of sciences on computer culture in 1984 and this statement by a bell labs researcher reminds me how much has changed in the practice of computing: “quite a few years i prided myself in the […]

spirit of technological progressivism

spirit of technological progressivism

So couple days ago, I came across this image from the twitter feed of Alan Liu:   At first I thought it’s a funny advertisement from the past. But then, when I think again, the spirit of this ad still echoes in the time we live right now. We still see ads for technological gimmicks […]