I'm a #design researcher studying community #technology activist workshops (#fablabs, makerspaces), mainly in Europe, from a Science and Technology Studies #STS perspective.
foregrounding socio-environmental #sustainability opportunities, #postcolonialism, #commons, #localism, #degrowth and #postcapitalism.
adore #photography as part of ethnographic research and all-round poetic goodness.
This article about the recent arrival on Mastodon of many Twitter users from #India is by far more complete than many others I've seen these days: https://qz.com/india/1746734/angry-twitter-india-users-are-migrating-to-mastodon-in-thousands/
But unsurprisingly it ends with a common doubt about Mastodon being a platform filled with echo chambers.
Well, being an italian that in the last days interacted with so many people from India and having learned from many new things about indian society from them it sounds fun 😄
On Mastodon you can find and interact with a huge amount of different communities: LGBT communities based in UK, vegans from the States, german metalheads, Solarpunks, some algerian guys, italian anarchists, french hackers, anime-fans from all around, indian muslims, south american activists...
It's a kind of variety that is rarely encountered on commercial social media.
omg - I realize that I didn't even write my first post correctly.
the emails and in-person titles are NOT even MS Surname, they are MRS Surname.
and always in the case of professional interaction, a formal academic occasion or request when one should be doubly aware of addressing someone as Professor or Doctor.
etiquette reminder for #ScholarSocial. if you know a colleague is a professor, postdoc, etc. AND you know she has a doctorate, and you still address her as Ms. Surname in writing or f2f instead of Dr Surname, it's quite likely she will be insulted.
Nearly a billion dollars a year is flowing into the organized #ClimateChange counter-movement: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/meet-the-money-behind-the-climate-denial-movement-180948204/
Wow. Imagine how much #transitions initiatives could do with that kind of funding.
manufactured outrage on US campuses.
Jeffrey Sachs has been following campus terminations since 2014 and the role of Breitbart and other propaganda websites
Talkhead1: Modern Day Feminism is an attack on men.
Response: Not all men
Reposting my tweet earlier this week, which I forgot to share in Mastodon so here comes.
If you are at all interested in how badly broken this “digital universe” we currently live in is, you should watch this presentation https://vimeo.com/342972799 and think through your approach of what kind of future for humanity you want.
Scaring off people we don't want here
There's a bunch of new people here recently, so I think I'll say a few things that will scare off many of the sorts of people that we don't want here
It is the official policy of scholar.social that:
🍍 Nazis should have their speech curtailed at every opportunity
🍍 Supporters of Jordan Peterson or Milo Yiannopoulos—leave now
🍍 There is no such thing as "reverse racism"
🍍 Vaccines don't cause autism, and for that matter, autistic people are equally valuable!
for scholars of #design research, #innovation studies, #HCI, #STS, etc. looking at DIY tech, makers and #makerspaces, #opendesign, #opensource design, I'm updating this list of Master's theses and Doctoral dissertations from time to time, now added a few more.
Alternative Histories in DIY Cultures and Maker Utopias.
Digital Culture & Society journal.
abstract deadline 31 May 2019.
what tools do you use for personal academic 'project management'? tracking status of papers/studies, stuff to read/prioritize reading, tracking cfps and conferences of interest, various sizes of to-do lists...? one tool or a toolkit of varied apps?
(doesn't necessarily need to be shareable, but some parts could extend to co-author communication)
Finland's basic income trial did not make recipients passive, govt think tank finds | Yle Uutiset | yle.fi https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/finlands_basic_income_trial_did_not_make_recipients_passive_govt_think_tank_finds/10718492
#ubi #basicincome #finland #kela
We are looking for a Research Intern that will join our Value Chain team and dive into our material supply chains. 🙌 https://bit.ly/2H8Dkei
Call for Papers: #Design for #Sustainability for All. A distributed conference (free) simultaneously in 6 cities, 3-5 April 2019. Deadline for extended abstracts 31.10.2018.
Bangalore, Beijing, Cape Town, Curitiba, Mexico City, Milan.
#RenewableEnergy #opensource #distributed #globalSouth #local #SocialInnovation #copyleft #PSS #SystemInnovation #GrassrootsInnovation #P2P #DistributedManufacturing #ecodesign #SDGs
We’re delighted to announce that The Global Economy Award 2018 for Business has been rewarded our very own Bas van Abel 🙌
The @email@example.com award the prize to those who propose path-breaking initiatives addressing the global problems of our time. >> http://bit.ly/2LLhpsn
research: design, STS, social movements, makers+hackers, sustainability
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