Web Hosts - Recommendations? 

@Lindsaythelibrarian Just curious about your goals / motivations for the site, to see if my experience with a couple different ways of making sites might be useful.

When you say "big entities," do you mean more that you want to get away from corporations in general or more that you'd like your website to just be your name and not something like "lindsay.big-entity.com"

And do you want it to be more like a portfolio / showcase, or more like a blog? Or have both?

meditation and ADHD 

@Alonealastalovedalongthe @dorian Put differently: although it's weird at first, eventually instead of feeling like I was further dividing my focus, it now feels like I've become more sensitive to my own mental & physical patterns. When I practice more frequently, I'm better at being able to more quickly intervene in more "clinging," harmful ones.

Anyways, I hope you figure out whatever works for you, even if meditation might not be the quickest route for you!

meditation and ADHD 

@Alonealastalovedalongthe @dorian Second, an analogy for the "outside" perspective that helped me is to try to adopt the position similar to "the sky observing the weather."

It's unintuitive, but that image helped me perceive it as less "divided focus" and more "paying attention to the same thing but at different systemic levels / temporal speeds."

meditation and ADHD 

@Alonealastalovedalongthe @dorian Another ADHDer here, who's done meditation off and on for a while.

First of all, moving meditation (specifically taught chi) is what helped it "click" for me. It was way easier for me to pick up the mental perspective of mindfulness when my body was doing some routine, nearly automatic action, especially one connected to my breathing. Now I'll often just wash dishes or make coffee or etc, but can do so mindfully.

@platypus I'm looking forward to using Internet2_updated_current_really-this-one_IMPORTANT.fmlxhtml once I can get a non-sketchy browser for it on Mac.

@platypus A thing I recently learned from another librarian (happy to find the citation / details if you're interested) is that Pandoc's document model messes up alt-text tags profoundly. It's such a useful tool… and yet, and yet

@nev My Latin professor taught us to treat the vowels as separate sounds, so I kind of do "ah-ey".

@VickyRampin FWIW, I agree that it's an umbrella term & I often think of what you've described.

Also, depending on what context this is for, FWIW I might consider adding "- studies" to most of these. I think of research into topics like the history or current state of particular parts of a field's discourse / methods / concepts, pedagogical research, or analysis of types of representation as all using "- studies" methodologies & ways of knowing, not "- science" ones.

@rusty 🤩 Part of what's great about this approach is that it's evergreen. Students can keep doing it on their own, both for future assignments & for the rest of their lives. It also helps empower them to be their own audience, rather than encourage them to feel "dependent" on a tutor or other authority's feedback before making their own edits. 👍🏼👍🏼

wear two masks 

Wear two masks in the morning, wear two masks at night
Wear two masks in the afternoon, hope you'll feel alright
Wear two masks per the CDC, and two when at your door
Wash two masks before you wear two masks, and then go wash two more

@menziesii Are medical geography and spatial epidemiology close enough fields for your interest? (I'm much more in the humanities, so I honestly don't have a good gauge for how strongly folks in the sciences divide these fields!)

If they are, you might want to check out Arrianna Marie Planey's work? A lot is on policy, disability, and access. arriannaplaney.wordpress.com/a

@Cyborgneticz @petrichor @yoyehudi I just skimmed it and all I understood was "hey, remember how Boston Symphony Orchestra learned in 1952 that they could make their ensemble more diverse simply by not being able to see or hear potential indicators of the performers' race or gender while they auditioned? wow, how stupid were they to be so biased, when they could have just chosen to be fair!"

@Cyborgneticz @cxli And last one: sometimes postmodernism refers more to a literary **theory** that says "okay, we're really not convinced there's an objective reality… but if there is, humans can't have direct objective access to it, since our thoughts are all influenced by human language & culture & psyche & etc."

So there's a much bigger emphasis on how language & culture have always been constructed—and simultaneously how they've always been influenced by material / economic / etc things.

@Cyborgneticz @cxli Other times, "postmodernism" refers to a social/economic/political **condition**. One of my undergrad profs says postmodernism effectively started when the US bombed Hiroshima—all our previous scales for political or economic or interpersonal "modernity" no longer made any kind of sense. Not only did human lives immediately mean less, but after WWII the emphasis on national power in many ways turned into global corporate/ financial power, or cultural influence instead of war.

@Cyborgneticz @cxli And for literary studies, sometimes "postmodernism" is a literary **style** that emphasizes blending obvious influences & references to prior traditions or works, sort of like a big obvious literary collage. In some ways it's a return to making literary traditions new—but while acknowledging the history of how "LET'S MAKE IT NEW" has gone before. It's often considered playful or nihilistic by critics—in my experience, mostly depending on how they feel about traditional ways.

@Cyborgneticz @cxli In context, sometimes "posthuman" means something like "we now use tools to such an extent that we should properly be considered post-human."

So it's sometimes post-Humanism—as in it returns to but changes / updates the basis & implications of Humanism. Sometimes it's closer to ecocriticism, putting humans on a more equal level to animals & environmental concerns. Sometimes it's more "we're cyborgs!" theory.

All those involve troubling the meaning of "human" in some way.

@Cyborgneticz @cxli I'm least familiar with posthumanism, but in my experience it often implies something like

- "okay, individual humans aren't as rational as we once thought, since they've got unconscious desires & they're kinda sorta enmeshed in social / economic structures"


- "okay, turns out that other animals use tools & language, and we owe them some dignity, respect, & consideration."

There's a WIDE variety of where PH theorists go from those starting points in my experience.

@Cyborgneticz @cxli For modernism in literary studies, I usually take that as something like "okay, we've got a lot of important history and traditions… but {choose something like: the industrial revolution / mass communication technologies / WWI} means we've lost traditional human scale. So let's build from our traditions, BUT MAKE THEM NEW!" There's a lot more experimentation with form, and sometimes also an openness to throw in references to pop culture or new technology of the author's time.

@Cyborgneticz @cxli FWIW, usually when I read things that refer to humanism, I assume the reference means something like "humans—and especially individual human beings—are ultimately the most important thing to focus on, since they are different from other creatures. they have rational capacities, free will, & therefore can improve their conditions." Some variants in literary studies also are sort of traditionalist / elitist, wanting to preserve what they think is most ennobling to individuals.

@cxli Do you mostly mean in literary / critical theory? Very sweepingly, I'd say the main difference between the "post-"s and their precedents is that they put more emphasis on the socially constructed & historically / materially situated conditions of "humanism" and "modernism."

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