Category: Sociology

No more whoopsies

I came across this very insightful talk by Ethan Marcotte called the World Wide Work, in which he talked about automation, power, justice, and labour in the tech industry. They all might be big words to some of you, but because this is because they are just as important, and Ethan made some good points […]

The clean-up crew

Quartz Obsession from five days ago brought to light a phenomenon women in leadership understand so very well. The newsletter, cheekily titled ‘the clean-up crew’ talks about the phenomenon of the glass cliff —the opposite of the glass ceiling (that invisible yet persistently difficult barrier between women and people of minorities and positions of power) […]

Know her name

I tend to be very picky with books I buy these days. I had slowly transitioned from not buying any Kindle copies — because, Amazon — but what I often do though before I pick up any paperback or ebook from other publishers (check out Haymarket, Verso, and many others) and bookstores is to download […]

No way to trade the Earth

Creative director and artist Matt Jukes makes these lovely prints of “misremembered landscapes and nearly forgotten memories”. I picked up David Wallace-Wells’ The Uninhabitable Earth — which is an extension out of his essay with the same title — this week, despite being terribly terrified of the prospect of the Earth burning us alive and sinking us […]

New kind of poorly paid hell

Edited FoodPanda logo with angry eyes and a hand balled up in a fist as a counter-narrative to the company’s initial logo (‘mogok’ stands for ‘strike’ in Malay) In this week’s We’ve Had Enough of Greedy Employers Who Overwork and Underpay People, and in today’s extension of how much you should care, as Malaysian FoodPanda […]

The matter of living

I have been writing more than reading this week (or more like editing) so when it comes to the end of the day when this blog demands its portion of content, I am embarrassed to say that I could not offer much today. But I come across this comic on the protection of minorities from […]

On personal evolution

I saw someone reading and speaking highly of Uruguayan journalist Eduardo Galeano’s The Open Veins of Latin America the other day, and being my usual curious self, I started to look for the book at the library. I admit this was my first time hearing of the book or the author himself. I learned that […]

On technocolonialism

I read this very brilliant paper on technocolonialism, essentially the idea that the current digital and data practices are complicit in reinvigorating and reshaping colonial relationships of dependency. The scope within this paper revolves around the humanitarian work in response to the recent refugee and migration crisis. I have always been interested in the sorts […]

On disinformation

Three categories of information disorder. Credit: Scientific American I was just thinking the other day as I delve more and more on the perils of technology and media in today’s challenging political and social scape, whatever that could be explained as, is that we should be focusing on the deeper systemic causes, rather than putting […]