SEMINAR – Indonesian digital activism / Asian Century

Asian Australian Studies Research Network (AASRN)

Asia@RMITThe Graduate School of Business and Law together with the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies invites you to attend the next Asia @ RMIT seminar.

Date: Wednesday 11 September 2013
Time: 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Venue: Building 80, Level 5, Room 01

RSVP: aastha.swaroop@rmit.edu.au by Monday 9 September, 12 pm (for catering). A light lunch will be provided

A short history of digital activism in post-Suharto Indonesia by Dr John Postill
Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow at RMIT University, Melbourne (2013-2016), and Digital Anthropology Fellow at University College London (UCL)

In this presentation I tell the story of Indonesia’s digital activism scene since the end of Suharto’s New Order in 1998 and subsequent democratic transition. I survey the main uses of digital media for activism, asking whether the country’s ubiquitous social media and smartphones have made any significant difference to the everyday practices and collective actions of…

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