Sains – Biodiversitas Indonesia

Buku kedua hasil kolaborasi dengan orang2 keren di Akademi Ilmuwan Muda Indonesia (ALMI):
Sains untuk Biodiversitas Indonesia

Kekayaan Biodiversitas Indonesia adalah yang terbesar di dunia, jadi perlu dikembangkan sains yang tepat agar kekayaan Biodiversitas ini terasa manfaatnya bagi kita semua.

Misalnya soal Biodiversitas mikrob. Riset menunjukkan perubahan populasi mikrob di usus berhubungan dengan berbagai penyakit neuropsikologis dan imunitas pada tubuh.

Nah, keragaman kuliner dan budaya makan yang berbeda-beda menjadikan Indonesia sebagai laboratorium ideal untuk memahami hubungan antara pola makan dengan kesehatan otak misalnya.

Wisdom Opo

Program Studi  Sains Fakultas Psikologi Universitas Indonesia dengan gembira kembali menyelenggarakan Kuliah Umum yang kali ini berjudul: “Understanding social dynamics through online behavior” bersama Winter Mason, peneliti di Facebook Data Science Team, pada:


Hari/tanggal: Senin, 1 Juli 2013

Waktu: 09.30 – 12.00

Tempat: Auditorium Gedung H, Fakultas Psikologi UI, Kampus UI Depok

Pembicara: Winter Mason, Peneliti di Facebook Data Science Team dan The Center for Decision Technologies – Stevens Institute of Technology, USA.

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In this talk I will present highlights of three research projects focused on understanding social dynamics—including real and perceived attitude homophily in Facebook, the effect of network structure on collective search, and the effect of friendship on success in an online gaming platform—followed by a deep dive on a study of the emergence of social conventions on Twitter. In this study, we leveraged the widespread use of Twitter and focused on competing variations of the convention for attributing reposts to the original source. Our data contains nearly all tweets starting with the very first tweet in 2006 up to September 2009, which allowed us to observe how the conventions emerged and spread through the network of Twitter users. We observe that initially the most successful conventions were borrowed from natural language (“via” and “retweeting”), but eventually a community-specific convention came to dominate (“RT”). Our results suggest that there are some features that encourage the adoption of one convention over another, but that there is still significant inherent unpredictability in which convention will come to dominate. I will end the talk by previewing some ongoing research and discussing potential future research directions.

How Rich Brian is taking over the world

Rich Brian

Born on September 3, 1999, Rich Brian is unarguably the most prominent rap act to come out from Asia.

The 19-year-old Rich Brian whose stage name was formerly Rich Chigga first came into international recognition in 2016 with the release of a YouTube video titled “Dat $tick.” A video that went on to become viral and has since garnered over 125 million views.

“Dat $tick” wasn’t Rich Brian’s first song though. He had earlier released a single track called “Living the Dream” on July 17, 2015.

Rich Brian’s storied journey to fame, money, and international recognition is an inspiration to young Asians wanting to break into the entertainment industry

Back in 2016 as a 16-year-old, he learned how to speak English from watching YouTube videos. He never had a formal education even though his dad was a lawyer. He was homeschooled. But that didn’t stop the young Brian from chasing his dreams of becoming either a music or movie star.

A bit more about Rich Brian’s childhood

He was born and raised in the middle-to-low income neighborhood of Jakarta. And, was the last child of the family of four children.

Brian believed his dad greatly influenced his outlook on life. According to the rapper, “He [his dad] is the most positive person that I know. I’ve seen him go through shit and deal with it with such a positive attitude,” he said.

“Sure, there’s no song in particular about my dad, but his influence shines through subtly.”

Rich Brian with President Joko Widodo
Rich Brian with President Joko Widodo

Early days 

Brian’s former stage name Rich Chigga is a fusion of two words “Chi” from Chinese and “gga” from “the N-word.” A name he formally changed after coming under fire for cultural appropriation.

After releasing the breakout video “Dat $tick” on 88rising YouTube channel, he went on to work with American rappers 21 Savage, Tory Lanez, Ghostface Killah, and hosts of others.

He followed up on the successes of “Dat $tick” with the release of a second single “Who That Be” on iTunes and a third, “Seventeen” which became a hit surpassing one million views on YouTube and SoundCloud.

Brian was determined to transition from the teenage novelty act that brought him to fame to a serious, more matured singer ready to take on the world.

On February 2, 2018, he released his first studio album “Amen” which rose to become the first Asian album to top the iTunes hip-hop charts and to reach number 18 on the US billboard 200.

April 4, Brain released “Watch Out!” He appeared on the 88risings compilation album. To promote the album, he featured rappers Joji and the Higher Brothers.


Rich Brian on July 19, 2019, released a new single titled “Kids” in which he talked about his childhood hometown Jakarta. As of today, “kids” has garnered over 6.5 million views on YouTube.

On July 26, 2019, Brian dropped his second studio album “Sailor” featuring Joji and RZA. During a recent interview, he explained the idea behind his new album.

“Sailor” is about his personal journey from moving to the US to rapping and immigrants’ hope of making it in America.

Spotify partnered with Rich Brian to bring an immersive Sailor Experience to the public in August at Gudang Gambar, South Jakarta.

The Sailor exhibition will mark the first time the streaming service will hold an interactive concert in Asia.

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Can Indonesia NET TV survive to its 7th anniversary?

Net TV
The Indonesian private television station NET TV became the most popular topic on Twitter today. At least 26,000 tweets discussed the issue. However the conversation was dominated by bad news about the mass layoffs of the TV station.
Last year, according to local business portal KataData, the business conglomerate owned by the Sudwikatmono family, Indika Group, had big plans for its subsidiary business, NET TV. The TV station management sought IDR 1 trillion in funds through two schemes: offering shares on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (BEI) and issuing a mandatory convertible bond (MCB).
However Maverick blog wrote:

These, however, seem to have failed to stem the financial haemorraghing because NET TV began to take down many of its original programs and instead reassigned producers, editors, and camera crew to managing its social media presence, which is rather too late now.

There is now great doubt whether NET TV would be able to survive until its 7th anniversary, a pity because their demise would also mean a goodbye to quality TV programs for Indonesians.

Through this corporate action, Indonesian largest e-commerce company Tokopedia is rumored to be the second largest shareholder of NET TV. Director of PT NH Korindo Sekuritas Amir Suhendro Samirin said NET TV wanted to release one billion shares or 4.88% of shares after an initial public offering (IPO) with a target of IDR 200 billion.
Tokopedia CEO William Tanuwijaya also briefly explained that his company was not intending to buy Net TV shares. “Not buying shares, but we support creative TV station in Indonesia like NET TV,” he said on September 25, 2018.
Late last month, William and NET TV founder Wishnutama also appeared to accompany SoftBank’s Chairman and CEO, Masayoshi Son to meet with President Joko Widodo at the Merdeka Palace.

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