Month: April 2023

The Discourse of Banning PUBG in Indonesia: The Conversation Podcast Interview (2021)

This video is from a podcast interview that I did for The Conversation Indonesia podcast show, SuarAkademia, in 2021. I was invited by Luthfi Dzulfikar, the producer of the podcast program, to discuss about the discourse of “fatwa haram” on video games like PUBG in Indonesia, which I personally think is ridiculous and historically clueless.

I gave my two cents about the long history of moral panic about video games, which usually revolves around the rising popularity of a new genre, or a new mechanic system (e.g. battle royale), and also briefly touched upon my current research on the early history of Indonesian video games culture. You can watch the full interview (in Indonesian) below, or listen to it here.

FLEFF Conversations Across Screen Cultures (2021)

This one here is a video from the Conversations Across Screen Cultures event that’s part of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) in 2021. I am very humbled and honored to be invited by the organizers of this event to talk about my personal trajectory as a scholar in global digital humanities. Big thanks again to the organizers of the event: Patty Zimmermann, Leah Shafer, Enrique Gonz├ílez-Conty, and Jiangtao “Harry” Gu, as well as everyone who came to the event.

Hashtag Activism: A Conversation with Moya Bailey (2021)

This one is a video from the Global Digital Humanities event in February 2021 that I moderated. Our guest speaker was Moya Bailey, co-author of the #HashtagActivism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice (MIT Press, 2020). I really enjoyed moderating this event. Among other things, Moya and I discussed about the position of hashtag activism as a new form of digital activism, especially for people of color and people with disability, and the accusation of hashtag activism as a lazy form of activism, or what they called “slacktivism.” The video is “unlisted,” so it can only be watched directly on YouTube.

PSN Indonesia 2020 Keynote Session

I just realized that I have several videos scattered on YouTube. So in the hope of archiving them, I am going to post them here.

This one here is from the keynote session of the Punk Scholars Network Indonesia 2020. I had a good experience in this session. Thanks William Anthony Yanko for moderating and Muhammad Fakhran Al Ramadhan for organizing the event!

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