Month: May 2019

Against neutrality

The New York Times recently posted an article on Hope Hicks, who was one of the best-known but least visible former members of Trump’s White House staff, facing what is called “an existential crisis — whether to comply with a congressional subpoena”. The article frames its narrative as Hicks having to face her crime before […]

All hail our tech overlords

The controversial story in tech at the moment is, of course, revolving around the banning of Chinese telecom giant, Huawei, by the United States government. This is following the allegations of espionage, theft of intellectual property, obstruction and justice, and fraud with regards to the US sanctions against Iran. From CNET (where you can also […]

On The Good Place

I just sat the other day thinking, “Man, I miss The Good Place.” On Malaysia’s Netflix, the series is only available up until two seasons — and suffice to say, I have watched them all. During my trip to Melbourne, I got too excited upon finding out that Season 3 was already up on Netflix […]

The axiom of zero

I so badly wanted to write a review of Hanya Yanagihara’s book, A Little Life because I have so many opinions. But I am only 39% in and I was convinced by a friend who had read this book to reserve my judgment (which has been now scrawled over two pages of my Moleskine already) […]

On productive stupidity

I am feeling somewhat scared now. I just walked out of this online workshop on Social Media and Social Network Analysis conducted by social media researcher, Dr Wasim Ahmed. It was brilliantly ran and I was very grateful for the online option offered, which is useful for someone 6000 miles away from where the workshop […]

Against hyperthymesia

I just finished reading a book called Filling the Void: Emotion, Capitalism & Social Media written by Londoner Marcus Gilroy-Ware, which is yet another critique (I am saying this because this seems to be the pattern of my reading materials for the past two years, given my research concentration) of social media and the society […]