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Who's that in your AVI, Jasmine?

That's a screenshot from the film Irma Vep (1996, Olivier Assayas) with Maggie Cheung.

Besides being a fantastic and dizzying/disorienting film, I have a soft spot for it bc I first watched it in a class with Prof. Yiman Wang, who would advise my undergraduate thesis! Here's the essay that she wrote on Maggie Cheung and the film Irma Vep: muse.jhu.edu/article/492536

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Hi all! I’m starting my PhD in American Culture/Digital Studies at UM Ann Arbor in... oh man, less than a week!

Research interests include:
- Asian American and Comparative Ethnic Studies
- digital visual cultures
- social media mapping/ethnography/networking
- digital strategies of resistance (asterisks by all of that)

Personal interests:
- prison/police abolition
- post-left theory
- the smell of jasmine after a light rain

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Oh yeah thinking of Parasocial relationships...

... The Girl Who Was Plugged In can be read as discussing that on two fronts, maybe.

Reading:

The Yellow Press: Asian American Radicalism and Conflict in Gidra by Lori Kido Lopez

DOI: 10.1177/0196859911412377

You can see some of the archived copies of Gidra here: ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-297/

Also here: discovernikkei.org/en/nikkeial

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Black Study, Black Struggle Show more

"The [Mississippi] Freedom schools challenged the myth that the civil rights movement was just about claiming a place in mainstream society. They didn’t want equal opportunity in a burning house; they wanted to build a new house."

bostonreview.net/forum/robin-d

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The Prison Strike Challenges Ableism and Defends Disability Rights

truthout.org/articles/the-pris

“Despite comprising just 25% of the U.S. population, disabled people represent about 85% of those youth found in kid prisons, and anywhere between 40-80% of the adult prison population — with no one actually having an accurate accounting of disability in our adult carceral system.”

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I’ve been reading Barbed Wire: a Political History by Olivier Razac, and I really enjoy it - even if it is hard to process at times. The full weight of something so cheaply produced and used for, you know, war and genocide is a lot to think about and sit with

*waves bolt cutters in the air*

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Oh joy! A syllabus on mass incarceration and disability studies!

Talila A. Lewis, Disability Justice In the Age of Mass Incarceration: Perspectives on Race, Disability, Law & Accountability, Northeastern University School of Law, Public Interest Law Syllabus, Summer 2016. goo.gl/uwGIB0.

docs.google.com/document/d/1J1


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great to see Dr. Safiya Noble's work getting attention
"How algorithms reproduce social and racial inequality"
salon.com/2018/09/15/how-algor

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digital colonialism, blockch4in, SEZ Show more

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If your understanding of freedom of speech is ignorant of asymmetric power relationships, freedom and speech will both be short lived. Your platform will be colonized and people of conscience will be evicted

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“No We Can’t” is the sum of “Yes We Can” and its cancellation. It is all of the potential, hope, and idealism of “Yes We Can” and its failure, negation, and extinguished actualization: ianalanpaul.com/no-we-cant/

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