Iskandar Zulkarnain

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Iskandar
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Zulkarnain
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I am in my sixth year in the graduate program of Visual and Cultural Studies right now. My interests cover the use of code/software in the transformation of local/global cultures particularly in terms of postcolonial identities, digital and non-digital counterculture movements, and game studies.

My past projects include researches on Electronic Civil Disobedience as a form of polyspatial hacktivist movement, a cultural analysis of the Free/Open Source Software movement in Indonesia and its relationship to a "new" sense of nationalism, the relationship between video game and the memory of World War II, and the roles of radio and cinema as propaganda media during and after the World War II in Indonesia and Japan.

During my assignments as TA, I have been assigned to classes related to digital humanities or new media such as Social Uses of Media, Performance Art and Social Intervention, and Markings, Methods, Materials. This fall semester I will be TA-ing a new media art class with a new hire in our Studio Art program.

I am also one of the editorial board member for InVisible Culture journal, which is an online graduate journal on visual and cultural studies. I am interested in sharing thoughts about how to utilize the capabilities afforded by online medium to seek possibilities of publishing scholarly journal in new ways.

I am also involved in the newly-formed Digital Humanities Initiatives and the Arts and Sciences Discussion Group at my university and recently have been appointed as the graduate student member of the Program Committee for the Rush Rhees Library Revitalization Project, a committee to develop a ten-year master plan for our campus main library.

Recent Content

InVisible Culture Issue 21: "Pursuit"

InVisible Culture Issue 21: "Pursuit"

January 1 2014
Call for Papers
For its twenty-first issue, InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture invites scholarly articles and creative works that address the topic of pursuit . We encourage authors and artists to reflect on the meaning and mechanics of pursuit across broad ranging phenomena. This term is...
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This coming fall: Decoding the Digital-Technology, New Media, and A Culture Consumed

This coming fall: Decoding the Digital-Technology, New Media, and A Culture Consumed

September 12 2013 to September 14 2013
Event
My institution will be holding a digital humanities event called "Decoding the Digital" this coming fall. The dates will be likely on September 12-14. We are bringing a mix of academia and industry insiders, some of them are familiar faces for the HASTAC community like Lisa Nakamura, Anne Balsamo,...
Rochester, NY 14627
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Early Modern Digital Agendas

I recently got an invitation to apply for this event and thought I should also share it with my fellow HASTAC scholars. Sorry for crossposting! Do you want to learn more about Digital Humanities but don’t know where to start? In July 2013, the Folger Institute will offer “Early Modern Digital...
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Digital Witness Symposium 2012 (First post to kick off 2012-2013)

Digital Witness Symposium 2012 (First post to kick off 2012-2013)

October 3 2012 to October 4 2012
Event
Hello fellow HASTAC Scholars 2012-2013. This is my first post to kick off my involvement as Hastac Scholar! For those around Rochester and Syracuse (or Upstate NY): University of Rochester and Syracuse University will be holding a joint-event called "Digital Witness Symposium 2012" Here is the...
Rochester, NY 14627
United States

Now! Visual Culture conference

May 31 2012 to June 2 2012
Event
If you guys are around NYC on May 31-June 2, I would encourage you to come to this conference: It should be a fun event. A lot of interesting scholars will be there including Wendy Chun, Lisa Nakamura, Jennifer Gonzalez, Tara McPherson, and Dean Chan. Here are the latest program from the committee...
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CFP: Race and the Digital Humanities (MLA13 Special Session Proposal)

Call for Papers
Sorry for x-posting! CFP: Race and the Digital Humanities (MLA13 Special Session Proposal) This MLA spe­cial ses­sion panel will focus on dis­cus­sions of race, eth­nic­ity and access within the dig­i­tal human­i­ties. Schol­ars such as Alan Liu, Tara McPher­son and Lisa Naka­mura have argued that...
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2012 Cleveland Symposium

December 15 2011
Call for Papers
Things Fall Apart: Fragmentation in Visual Culture Friday, March 23, 2012 Cleveland Museum of Art Cleveland, Ohio The 2012 Cleveland Symposium invites graduate submissions exploring the theme of fragmentation in the visual arts. This trope has manifested itself in a variety of ways in response to...
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Call for Reviews: Invisible Culture

January 15 2012
Call for Papers
Call for Reviews: Invisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture is soliciting reviews for Issue 18, Making Sense of Visual Culture. With this issue, we will launch an expanded Reviews section, for which we now seek submission. The articles in Making Sense of Visual Culture draw on...
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Positions in Comparative Media Studies at MIT

Jobs and Fellowships
Forwarded from a list i join. Hi - Would it be possible to send the attached job opportunities at MIT's Comparative Media Studies program to your mailing list? Thanks!! Jessica Tatlock Comparative Media Studies Massachusetts Institute of Technology E15-331 617/715.5277 jtatlock@mit.edu The...
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