Notes on gramps & docos

I’m jotting these down as references for an ultra-secret project. Those of you who have had the unfortunate chance of hearing me gush about the motley of gramps who have tottered down the library, will perhaps find sparks of delights and ideas in these biographical docos. Drool over Blanchett’s androgynous Dylan. But check Scorsese’s version. I …

Wikipedia: Globalisasi dan Desentralisasi

Makalah singkat ini saya tulis untuk ujian akhir semester dalam kelas Kajian Budaya Kontemporer. Mungkin sudah outdated, tapi yah, siapa tahu masih berguna. Di awal abad ke-21, Bell (2001: 193-194) mencatat bahwa ada dua permasalahan utama dalam melakukan penelitian (atau pencarian) di internet, yaitu: (1) Mulai dari mana? Sangat mudah untuk kehilangan fokus di internet …

Review: Rumah Abu Han, a historic ancestral house in Surabaya

My review of Rumah Abu Han documentary by Kevin Reinaldo Arffandy, has been published in IIAS Newsletter 59, Spring 2012. We had the privilege of having the film screened in C2O Library in August 2011, supported by Surabaya Tempo Dulu and Center for Chinese Indonesian Studies. Ir. Lukito Kartono, Robert Rosihan (the owner of Rumah Abu Han), and Arffandy himself

Memories and lost words

I’ve long stopped smearing drecks across this blog, preferring instead to fire off utilitarian (or so I believed) posts on C2O library’s growing site, and keeping the personal on my handwritten journals. 4 years ago I was hammering and painting the bookshelves using Danny’s notes.  Now I’m thinking of upgrading to ceiling-high shelves as more and …

Catatan kegiatan: Design It Yourself

Catatan mengenai rangkaian acara pembahasan Design It Yourself di Surabaya, diterbitkan pertama kali dalam Wardhani, Farah; Kurniawan, Agung; Murti, Yoshi Fajar Kresno. Seri Katalog Data IVAA #3: Kolektif Kreatif Dinamika Seni Rupa Dalam Perkembangan Kerja Bersama Gagasan Dan Ekonomi (Kreatif) (1938-2011). Indonesian Visual Art Archive, 2012.