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@platypus I'll try it again: Can anyone recommend a good program that can graphically represent data models/flowcharts in a way that looks good in print? (Thanks!)

How does work as a performative & reproductive technology to support existing power structures?

That's one of the questions workers & scholars will discuss in Tuesday's upcoming chat, 9pm EST, 6pm PST. It's open to anyone who wants to join in using the hashtag on Twitter.

Here's more info & optional background readings:

racial microaggressions at a conference Show more

racial microaggressions at a conference Show more

racial microaggressions at a conference Show more

Hi, fellow academics: if I were to make a personal website, what should I add on there besides my CV?

We’re airing out our library & it’s fantastic to hear birds chirping from my new office. (Last night we had the carpets cleaned, after the big shift of dismantling the old office cubicles and moving almost everything but the stacks.)

More and more I think my doctoral research will focus on the process of change. What troubles me is much of my reading list: Foucault, vonHippel, Womack.... today I added Centola.

What troubles me is that it is very white and very, very male. So I’m asking, begging really, for recommendations: Non-white, non-male scholars studying the process of change (any discipline) - Expecting the responses will make me feel embarrassed for having had to ask...

Okay, website for workshop I'm facilitating on open educational practices at Davidson College in North Carolina (tomorrow and next day) is now done!

Includes schedule, slides, bibliography, and more.

Newest move in the ongoing effort for our nascent makerspace to be as inclusive as possible: repurposing a coworker’s castoff makeup box for small parts instead of getting a toolbox that reads as more masculine. Also, test prints are working!

I really like Amaroq and also find some of the interface less than clear. Am I unknowingly sending repeated requests? Is the interface just slow to respond? General apologies if I’m unintentionally pestering people while I figure it out.

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The other day I found out that my local library has no limit on how many items a person can check out at once.

I asked the librarian, "What's to stop someone from driving up with a UHaul and filling it up?"

And she replied, with a grin, "Ambition"

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Scholar Social

Federated microblogging for academics

Scholar Social is a microblogging platform 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 in academia, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

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"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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