Hey! My friend's awesome edited volume on Pokémon Go is going to be available at the end of the month! Maybe suggest that your university library should order it if you're interested in STS, gaming studies, Japanese studies, or new media?
surveillance, big tech companies Show more
"Critics of the big tech companies are often told, “If you don’t like the company, don’t use its products.” I did this experiment to find out if that is possible, and I found out that it’s not—with the exception of Apple."
stages of literature review:
1. I am a brilliant genius whose originality is beyond compare
2. [searches google scholar]
3. oh no
4. oh god no
5. like fifty people have done this exact thing
6. [actually reads some of the papers]
7. wait these are all related but not exactly the same thing
8. also some of them are not very good
9. oh this one is actually really helpful!
10. I am a brilliant, gracious genius whose originality is beyond compare
Podcast on surveillance capitalism Show more
Important topic but this podcast was kind of annoying. Ultimately they framed surveillance as an issue of individual balancing benefits and harms, and said that you can opt out.
I think these are dangerous arguments because they sidestep the societal significance and power issues involved. This will impact democracy whether or not we open certain websites or use certain specific apps.
Academic spam Show more
"In fact, your trust in my efforts is the highest form of our motivation, I
believe in you that you are eminent manuscript brings out the best citation to our Journal. It's a humble request from our end."
I am eminent manuscript. Sometimes it's really easy to tell the predatory journals apart.
following, instances Show more
If you're wondering why I'm not following you after you follow me, it is probably because you're on the same instance and I can see your toots on the local timeline anyway. I only follow people from other instances so that I get to see their toots too. I'm not sure if this is the best policy, so feel free to point out any downsides!
research talk, music Show more
Listening to Nancy Baum talk about her research and she mentioned that music (instruments) were one of the first technologies. The example was flutes from around 40,000 BC.
Quit using Mendeley people!
They started encrypting your database so you cannot easily move it over to other tools any more.
That link also helps you saving your data before it's too late.
(Elsevier are a bunch of crooks, blocking interoperability one-way and not the other. Almost as bad as Google blocking uBlock for your safety...)
reviewing, negative Show more
I'm trying to review a bunch of papers and I can feel myself turning into Reviewer 2.
big publisher, journal access Show more
Finnish universities will lose access to Taylor & Francis journals in a couple of days after negotiations failed.
"The publisher and the consortium have highly differing views of reasonable costs." 🤔
amazon, echo, ai Show more
"A child working in a mine in the Congo would need more than 700,000 years of non-stop work to earn the same amount as a single day of Bezos’ income."
programming whatever Show more
me: I would like for the commands I typed six months ago to do more or less the same thing today
As if you needed any more impetuous to migrate away from ELS products...Mendeley encrypts users' database after Zotero provides an importer: https://www.zotero.org/support/kb/mendeley_import
> Mendeley 1.19 and later have begun encrypting the local database, making it unreadable by Zotero and other standard database tools. Elsevier made this change a few months after Zotero publicly announced work on an importer
Academic publishing Show more
Here's a good paper from the Journal of Economic Theory from 1992, with a price of $3 down in the corner of the first page ($5.50 in present dollars): https://www.bc.edu/content/dam/files/schools/cas_sites/economics/pdf/workingpapers/Segal/1992_jet_bikhchandani_sharma_stochastic.pdf
Or, download a PDF copy from Elsevier for $35.95: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/002205319290087X
Post-doc at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies. Specialized in philosophy, game studies and digital culture.
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