Facts, Framing, and Social Capital On The Social Media Landscape[Part One]

“We are living in an age when thinking itself is no longer a personal activity but a collective one. We are immersed in media and swimming in the ideas of other people all the time. We do not come up with our thoughts by ourselves anymore, so it’s awfully hard to keep them to ourselves Read the full article…

I Do Not Write For Illiterate People In Indonesia

“If you ever find yourself designing something a certain way because you think it would be better that way, then you’re probably performing art and not design. Art is about self-expression. Design is selfless.” – Jeff Harris As I’ve been working on various projects, in the design realm as well as media literacy writings, I’ve Read the full article…

bell hooks Is An Aphrodisiac, Part Seven

There is a very delicate and sophisticated similarity in the terms used by bell and Coates. bell states, “celebrity”, while Coates states, “public intellectual”. Yet, they are really saying the same thing, with Coates fumbling around for approval from his audience of White males instead of just saying what really matters. By “public intellectual”, Coates Read the full article…

bell hooks Is An Aphrodisiac, Part Six

[Editor’s Note: Discussion Here Is A Continuation From This Post]   Let us be Ta Nehisi Coates for a few. Let me hold your imagination, once again here, I promise to give it back to you exponentially increased. Okay, so you’re this small time freelance gambler that gets a chance to sit in the rooms Read the full article…

bell hooks Is An Aphrodisiac, Part Five

[Editor’s Note: Discussion Here Is A Continuation From This Post] The need for Ta-Nehisi Coates to present Harris-Perry in such a manner ultimately stems from the attacks at that moment. Melissa Harris-Perry was being scrutinized for an off key remark, a statement of ill will that involved a child. If media politics where a game Read the full article…