Teleportation when? Let’s start right now with the vegetarian spicy pad thai leftovers I forgot to bring in to work today.

New instance feature on Scholar Social Show more

@serialscrisis Do you mean some sort of “Publishers are to student finances as vampires are to the living?” kinda thing?

“What if the 📔IS the🧛🏻‍♂️?!! What if we can all join Buffy’s vampire slaying gang by working towards OER / OA?”

The ebook version of The Ballad of Black Tom is free on Tor until Oct. 13th:

It’s a reworking of Lovecraft’s The Horror at Red Hook from the perspective of a black hustler from Harlem. Definitely recommended if you sometimes find your social justice values rubbing uncomfortably alongside your love if weird fiction.

committee work (& possibly better practices for it) Show more

ADHD, tech metaphor Show more

Hey, so, if the intersection of research ethics, learning analytics, and surveillance is confusing you, some smart folks and I wrote an explainer and glossary:

ADHD, lack of focus, existential yikes Show more

vague a11y curiosity Show more

ADHD, lack of focus, existential yikes Show more

ADHD, lack of focus, existential yikes Show more

ADHD, lack of focus, existential yikes Show more

*Taps 🎤 * if you're designing for college students, many may not have their own laptops. Those that do may not have _nice_ laptops/computers. Test. Your. Stuff. In. Computer. Labs. Test on free library computers. What looks great on your BEAUTIFUL designer/developer Mac may look like shit on these.

Academic book resource :OpenAccess: Show more

A young female welder adjusts her goggles, Groton, Connecticut, 1943. Photograph by Bernard Hoffman.

us pol, voting rights, Bandcamp Show more

I'm doing a small workshop in the arts & humanities department at my university focused on minimal computing where we are going to get people started with Beaker Browser and have a conversation about the pros/cons of owning your own data, and building trust networks.

The agenda can be found here:


If you have favorite zines or other dat sites, especially for humanists & artists I'd love to hear from you.

who is the praxis and who is the discourse in the relationship?

Encourage the men around you to nurture and care for others. That that is a thing that everyone must do for their communities.

This means learning to think about what someone's growth is without controlling who they become. This means, again, taking the power one has been entrusted with and using it for the growth of others.

Nurturing is absolutely not a 'feminine' trait. It is universal. Being cut off from this fundamental kind of relating to others is a deep injustice done to men.

@bgcarlisle @carlcolglazier That’s a great question & I’d love to learn what suggestions you hear. I’ve thought about doing that with my website or by putting a draft in Humanities Commons, but I’ve always stopped because I’m not clear on what I hope to get out of it or how to frame it. Do I want feedback? Suggestions of where to go next? To find similar thinkers & an audience?

For many fields, I imagine this is a main role conferences play. But the web is more accessible in so many ways.

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Scholar Social

A Mastodon instance for academics

Scholar Social is meant 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"

"Official" monthly journal club!

(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 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.

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