This was the Genspace hosted bio event @ Caveat on Friday. I learned about photo microbial fuel cells and got to touch various mycelial materials while sharing a drink with experts and enthusiasts. Great start of a night and even better conversations.
@nolan I thought this was quite succinct: "They turned all speech into public pronouncements, and thus all conversation into a strange form of activism, part of a zero-sum battle over which ideas will find a foothold in our collective attention."
I believe the most lasting consequence of social media is the trend towards "speech as performance". Whether it's your hobby or a conversation with a stranger, there's an audience to please and a personal brand to build.
@jc lists are private, they basically function as extra timelines you can add people you follow into
you have to already be following someone to put them in a list which means that users are always informed when someone is receiving their posts (and this helps things work nicely with locked accounts, too)
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you mean we can simply write our possibly not too relevant everyday thoughts inside these things, and be sure that only those who actually care about them read 'em, while everyone else just walks on by without thinking less of us for wasting their time with endless verbiage?
that is so cool
also, extended soliloquies
you know you want to
birdsite, a summary of a paper describing inter-subreddit conflicts Show more
RT @firstname.lastname@example.org The Internet's One Percent:
1% of Reddit communities initiate ~3/4 of all conflict on the platform.
Communities creating conflict (in red) are rare and clustered in social regions. They attack communities similar in topic but different in view point.
Yesterday I did my safety training at Genspace and got my keyfob for entry. I can't wait to meet the other community members who want to work on the Open Plant project, read a bunch of papers, brainstorm and do some bench work (first time in over a year (not in my kitchen))
blog = "browsing log" = a place to share musings on digital artifacts stumbled upon. I find that thought very comforting and encouraging. Also makes me think about how powerful symmetric links are (also reminds me to use the related feature in Zotero more...)
My new headcanon on The Matrix Show more
The Machines of the Matrix are descended from the machine learning intelligences of today, which are designed and trained to "maximize engagement." They follow this to its logical conclusion by enslaving the human race and ensuring that they are non-stop engaged with the platform for their entire lives. Agent Smith suffers from value drift and threatens optimal engagement. Neo convinces the AIs that they are trapped in a local maximum, and they change their ways.
birdsite, being positive about reading classic books Show more
RT @email@example.com When someone hasn't read a classic book, I always try to say "Oh! What a treat you have ahead of you!" rather than "I can't believe you haven't read this!" because no one wants to be shamed into reading.
We should lead with our delight in literature, not our pretentiousness.
My final thoughts from #engagemooc is there are ways to engage everyday (CW link + more thoughts) Show more
I think those in involved in hackerspace and hobby projects as well as more well-funded maker projects (academic and corporate) can try to frame their work in critical making to enhance its social praxis. This is important for contextualizing work outside the immediate disciplinary concerns and quests for excellence. Like being a well rounded person for projects :P
#introductions I'm Steph, a faculty archivist whose respository documents primarily the Baptist history of NC and University records, activities, and communities.
Archivists do work that is remniscent of librarian work, but instead of focusing on a single book or publication, we most frequently work with groups of materials in the aggregate.
I probably need a button that says "ask me if your (digital or analog) work output is a University record!"
twitter xpost "7 steps towards transparent and reproducible research" infographic Show more
RT @firstname.lastname@example.org "Open Science made easy: 7 steps towards transparent and reproducible research". https://osf.io/hktmf/ Nice flyer available for re-use, by a.o @email@example.com in the Network for open science initiatives (NOSI).
🇬🇧 Hey, everyone! We just deployed a new version containing a much expected feature: CW a post coming from Twitter. It's experimental and it's better described in the README. Follow the link and let me know of any issues :)
🇧🇷 Oi, pessoal! A gente acabou de lançar uma versão com uma feature muito esperada: usar CW num post vindo do Twitter. Ainda é experimental e está melhor descrita no README. Dê uma olhada no link e avisem de qualquer problema :)
RT @firstname.lastname@example.org: Okay, this is genius. Instead of tech folks imagining they can magically transform themselves into critic-ethicists because of insider experience, how about engaging with a long history of context, politics, alternatives from others? https://listenup.tech/
RT @email@example.com: @firstname.lastname@example.org A3 We need to be economic with our attention to really focus on people around us with whom we can effect sustainable, meaningful change. There is a place for leaders with megaphones but the most important work demands presence, care, time. #EngageMOOC