Welcome!

This is the personal website of Jun-E Tan.

I'm an independent researcher who has many interests on the side. This is where I document my explorations both professional and incidental.

This will always be a work in progress, but at the moment, even more so. Please bear with me as I set up the pages. (September 2019)

Latest blog posts

  1. Digital Rights in Southeast Asia - Conceptual Framework and Movement Building

    Earlier this year I participated in a book project by SHAPE-SEA which commissioned authors from around the region to look at the human rights impacts of technology in Southeast Asia. Exploring the Nexus Between Technologies and Human Rights: Opportunities... Read more

  2. Learning Farsi

    I'm glad to report that I've finally started learning Farsi in earnest, after some false starts over the last couple of months. I've got most of the abjad (the Arabic script) down, at least the ones that are commonly used, and I'm moving along to grammar... Read more

  3. Notes - Moonwalking with Einstein

    Just finished reading Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything, written by Joshua Foer who, interestingly enough, is the brother of one of my favourite authors, Jonathan Safran Foer. It was a breeze to read and I finished... Read more

  4. Brain Dump No.1

    I've just had my morning coffee and am feeling perky and with high energy. At the moment there are so many things in my head so I decided to do a brain dump, to clear things out a bit. Research ideas - I'm working on two research proposals and one paper... Read more

  5. Hello world!

    Just a quick one to announce the launch of my personal website - one that bears my name and that I will hopefully sustain over the years. At the moment it's still quite sparse but I hope to build it up bit by bit. The intention is also to update the blog... Read more