sorry for this very late introduction. i was caught up (and still am actually) in a flood of fellowship applications.
my name is iskandar zulkarnain, but i go by izul. i'm in my sixth year in the graduate program in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester, hoping to finish my dissertation next year (fingers crossed!). my project looks at the phenomenon of what i call 'digital nationalism' in Indonesia, with FOSS, MMORPG, and social media as my case studies. i am also one of the editorial board members of the InVisible Culture journal, an online graduate journal for visual and cultural studies. we're going to launch our latest issue on "blind spots" perhaps later today or early tomorrow. i would highly encourage you guys to check it out.
later today, i will also post a call for resources/ideas for my two classes on video games that i am proposing to teach next year. i hope some of you could help me arranging my syllabus.
i'm really excited with my involvement as Hastac Scholar this year and hope to actively collaborate in this lively network.