Lockdown #donelist [3]

Oh my goodness, this is my 10th year?! ๐Ÿ˜ฎI can’t believe I would have missed it without this “How it started” meme…

Dรฉjร  vu, dรฉjร  entendu [11]

“๋„ˆ, ๊ณ ์†Œํ•  ๊ฑฐ์•ผ” ์ด๋ณ„ ์—ฌ์„ฑ ํ˜‘๋ฐ•๋„๊ตฌ๋กœ ์•…์šฉ๋˜๋Š” ๋‚™ํƒœ์ฃ„ (์ด์ง€ํ›ˆ et al., ๋™์•„์ผ๋ณด, 27 November 2017)

Emigrants called #HometoVote in abortion referendum (Ciara Kenny, The Irish Times, 8 February 2018)

Poland abortion: Protests against bill imposing new limits (BBC News, 26 March 2018)

๋‚™ํƒœ๊ฐ€ ์ฃ„๋ผ๋ฉด, ๊ทธ ๋ฒ”์ธ์€ ๊ตญ๊ฐ€์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค (ํ•œ๊ตญ์—ฌ์„ฑ๋ฏผ์šฐํšŒ, OhmyNews, 17 August 2018)

‘๊ณต๋ฒ”’์ธ ๋‚จ์„ฑ์˜ ์ฑ…์ž„์€ ์–ด๋””์—๋„ ์—†๋‹ค… ๋‚™ํƒœ์ฃ„๋ฅผ ํ์ง€ํ•˜๋ผ (์ด์ง„์†ก, ๊ฒฝํ–ฅ์‹ ๋ฌธ, 9 September 2020; see in conjunction with RT @allyjung It’s official: South Korea will abandon its 66-year-long ban on abortion as the Constitutional Court ruled today the criminal laws banning abortion unconstitutional, saying the laws “excessively infringe upon women’s rights to choose.” It means S.Korean MPs will have to revise the current criminal laws on abortion by December 2020, after which the laws will no longer be effective automatically. [โ€ฆ] (11 April 2019).)

All abortion bans are about controlling women (Denise Maes, Colorado Politics, 2 October 2020)

“A Polaroid Guy in a Snapchat World”

This title came from the very first audiobook I listened to, written and recorded by David Spade (2019). I had always enjoyed his storytelling, but in this particular case, it was the title that sold it to me instantly.

I still think I am more comfortable interacting with people online than in person. A “digital innate“, I have so far quietly insisted. However, this is where I must also throw my hands up in the air and admit that live-streaming [๋ผ๋ฐฉ] a class is a whole other world, especially for someone who can never do two things at the same time. My sincere bows to ๋งˆ๋ฆฌํ…” ๋ฐฑ์ฃผ๋ถ€ and ๋Œ€ํ•œ๋ฏผ๊ตญ ์–ด๊ฒŒ์ธ ๋‚˜ํ›ˆ์•„

“Ritual technology” [2]

I came across these viral pictures a while ago, on separate occasions, and saved the links for my own amusement. Tomorrow I am hosting a virtual meeting with near 150 students, and suddenly these are pretty much me.

Please, Collaborate, don’t go rogue on me.

(Unlikely to be the original source, but the image from here)
(Unlikely to be the original source, but the image from here)

#day_in_the_life_of_homeworkers

That ambivalent space

Been thinking a lot about group chats on WhatsApp and the like. The ambivalence of those little pockets of space.

— “To put it another way, “a meme is never just a meme,” in the words of Phillips and Milner (2017, italics added) with reference to Harvard’s decision to rescind admission offers from ten prospective students for having posted rape-apologist, peยญdophilic, and violently racist memes on Facebook. A May 2018 court ruling in India, obยญserving that forwarding a social media post is equal to endorsing it, also echoes the point that content sharing is a speech act in its own right (Ashok, 2018).” (Lee & Scott-Baumann, 2020)

Exeter university students suspended over racism and rape claims (BBC, 20 March 2018).

University of Warwick suspends 11 students over hate posts (BBC, 9 May 2018).

Spycams, sex abuse and scandal: #MeToo reaches Korean pop (Justin McCurry, The Guardian, 22 March 2019)

Inside the secret border patrol Facebook group where agents joke about migrant deaths and post sexist memes (A. C. Thompson, Pro Publica, 1 July 2019)

German state suspends 29 police officers in far-right online chat group (DW, 16 September 2020)

Scottish police officers lose disciplinary fight over racist messages (Severin Carrell, The Guardian, 16 September 2020)

WhatsApp Vigilantes: An exploration of citizen reception and circulation of WhatsApp misinformation linked to mob violence in India (Shakuntala Banaji & Ram Bhat, Media@LSE, 11 November 2019)

Facebook’s role in the genocide in Myanmar: New reporting complicates the narrative (Evelyn Douek, Lawfare, 22 October 2018)

Hate speech on Facebook is pushing Ethiopia dangerously close to a genocide (David Gilbert, Vice, 14 September 2020)

Food in our genes? [2]

I am a carbs person. Carbs (and sugar) in all shapes and forms. Probably unsurprisingly though, rice will always hold an extra special place in my diet.

It is still to my surprise that yogurt rice has become part of my comfort food repertoire. While having a bowlful of it,ย I put together this random post that is a collection of a few ‘rice-related’ online memes I have recently come across.

1. A “rice breaker”.

2. “You can only add 2 things to this plate of simple rice.ย Name them.”

3. Uncle Roger and “crimes against rice”.

p.s. It escalated so much (read: the female presenter being massively trolled) that they ended up doing a series of ‘peacemaking’ videos together, such as this, this and this.

4. “Spicy Korean rice gnocchi” versus “bland Italian potato tteok” (as in Chinese ravioli versus Italian dumplings).

 

For future archaeologists [2]

Sliding boundaries [2]

Not a School: Using Tech for Good with Samsung

Been alerted to a new suite of online courses from FutureLearn and Samsung aimed at 18 to 25-year-olds.

  • Turn climate anxiety into positive action
  • Solving inequality in education
  • Respect our differences online
  • Building human connection in a digital world

๐Ÿค” #์‹ ๋ฐ•

See also:

Barclays Life Skills

Barclays Digital Eagles

— RT @MedFet_UK Today we donated our entire stock of disposable scrubs to an NHS hospital. It was just a few sets, because we don’t carry large stocks, but they were desperate, so we sent them free of charge. We don’t usually do politics on Twitter, but here’s a short thread. [1/5]

When you see someone from the government saying the NHS is getting what it needs, that is a LIE. We have been contacted this week by representatives of NHS procurement all over the country, trying to source basic protective equipment and clothing. [2/5]

When we, a tiny company set up to serve a small section of the kink community, find ourselves being sought out as a last-resort supplier to our National Health Service in a time of crisis, something is seriously wrong. In fact, it’s scandalous. [3/5]

Let’s be under no illusions, this is the result of a decade of chronic underfunding and cuts which has left the NHS barely able to cope under normal circumstances, much less when faced with the onslaught of a global pandemic. It did not, and should not, have to be this way [4/5]

So when it’s all over…and the doctors, nurses and other staff have done an amazing job (as they undoubtedly will despite the circumstances)…let’s not forget, or forgive, the ones who sent the NHS into this battle with inadequate armour and one hand tied behind its back. [End] (27 March 2020)

— RT @steak_umm we’re a frozen meat brand posting ads inevitably made to misdirect people and generate sales, so this is peak irony, but hey we live in a society so please make informed decisions to the best of your ability and don’t let anecdotes dictate your worldview ok

steak-umm bless (7 April 2020)

Who is Karl Marx: Meet the anti-capitalist scholar (Adryan Corcione, Teen Vogue, 10 May 2018)

We must dismantle white supremacy: Silence is NOT an option (Ben & Jerry’s, 2020)

Lockdown #donelist [2]

At one point during the lockdown, I subtitled a Korean superhero animation film in English. Not my usual gig, but I had to do it. Yes, the director is someone I know personally and admire, but the real-real reason was that my namesake features as a complex villain in it. Could be my alter ego. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

The film is going to be screened at BIAF 2020 next month in the International Competition category.