Saw a few people I follow on Twitter mention Mastodon, so giving it a shot. #Introductions
I'm a computer scientist interested in (functional) programming languages. I teach at LIU in Brooklyn, NY, US. I dabble in Astronomy and wherever else I'm needed.
I'm gay, married, and a dad to Zoë, who is just over 2 years old. 💟
I've seen some people post links to their mastodon profiles, mostly without comment, but a few noting Twitter's poor responses to abuse.
Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.
We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.
"A Mastodon profile you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"
(Participation is, of course, optional)
Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.
Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to @email@example.com and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.