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I'm a researcher studying community activist workshops (, makerspaces), mainly in Europe, from a Science and Technology Studies perspective.

foregrounding socio-environmental opportunities, , , , and .

adore as part of ethnographic research and all-round poetic goodness.

what an absolute pleasurable review experience! (for a journal outside of my usual reading + reviewing.) second review round just finished. (I'm Reviewer 2, of course...)
the handling editor first sets out their summary of the reviews + the key suggestions to pay attention to. then the three reviews in full. and *then* the editor-in-chief adds a further commentary with *their* suggestion emphasis. the most careful and considered review process by editors I've seen.

I am self-citing the absolute *crap* out of this book chapter I'm writing

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PSA: duckduckgo has !-keywords that redirect searches to other sites
!w - wikipedia
!g - if you want to be a heretic
!aur - the AUR lol
!gh - github
!wa - wolfram alpha

so to search wikipedia for the article on crabs you type
!w crab

if you set ddg as yr default search you can jump to literally all of the webbed site searches with minimal keystrokes :blobcat:

when the journal article review request comes directly from the journal's Editor-in-Chief one feels much more compelled to accept the invitation... 👀

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Reminder to users of 

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Folks into (or just good old sci-fi) have a look at this post about how writers from the '80s and '90s envisioned the 2020s

a writing hint for :
keep a compilation document of stuff that you edit out of article manuscripts after peer reviews. often they are seeds of thought and insights that don't fit in well with the article you end up with, but they can be used elsewhere in other pieces and/or be used to inspire further studies

this is the same article published in two different journals the same year - collecting both sets of citations.
Higher Education Policy in 2002
and International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education


article now online in :
A taxonomy of users’ active design engagement in the 21st century.

we looked at typologies of active use + design-in-use in research, , , studies, studies to see what all people do with designs + designing - altering, designing, innovating - making, hacking, prosuming. we synthesized them into a taxonomy to foster analytical richness. 3 levels of intensity beyond 'normal use' + 7 categories

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I'm the series editor for a series of for Introduction to Philosophy courses, and we now have two books published (out of nine planned)!

Philosophy of Mind:


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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:
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 . 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.

why do (some) researchers want to publish different types of literature reviews but then call them all kinds of things *other* than lit reviews? why not just do a lit review? they don't all need to be the 'systematic' type.

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Nearly a billion dollars a year is flowing into the organized #ClimateChange counter-movement:

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

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Talkhead1: Modern Day Feminism is an attack on men.

Response: Not all men


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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 and think through your approach of what kind of future for humanity you want.

With great minds like @laura and @aral, there is always hope.

#SurveillanceCapitalism #privacy #InstitutionalCorruption

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