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meta, students Show more
I'm pleasantly surprised that scholar.social gets so many students. I didn't think many undergrads would identify with a scholarly instance. When I was an undergrad, I wouldn't have. But that probably tells you something about me.
New users here, so I'll start regularly posting bits of Mastodon etiquette!
One thing that might be new is having to think about what privacy setting to use for your posts
For a lot of posts, you probably want Unlisted—not Public!
Unlisted posts go to your followers and they're boostable; off-topic posts are allowed and encouraged
Public posts go on the Local Timeline; and for scholar.social, Public posts should be "on topic" (topic is: academia, teaching, learning—if in doubt, use a CW)
Just published "Research Through Game Design. Interactive Stories from a Submerged Amsterdam" We share SUBMERGED, a cross-platform project that combines game design, interactive narrative, and urban exploration with the objective of empowering citizens to produce their #design #fiction. Following a "Research through Design" practice, we describe our process for creating SUBMERGED, we synthesize some critical insights from our experience
Adrienne Shaw wrote a great guide on how to do peer review:
Grad school etiquette Show more
Never ask a grad student:
* How's the thesis coming?
* When are you done? / When did you start?
* What will you do after you graduate?
If there's news, THEY'LL TELL YOU
retractions in humanities Show more
I was reading this post from Retraction Watch and it struck me that I don't know of any retractions from my field. Are they simply less common in humanities? The article gives less clear protocols for analysis as a reason, but other reasons could include fuzzier data sets. Or am I simply ignorant of all the retractions?
Inspired: an alternative system of organization which emphasizes process over result, where the pursuit of knowledge steers efforts in a sustained, long-term manner across the board, rather than the frantic scramble to live up to arbitrary numbers and estimates implied in that terrible work slogan
Starting a review of a paper and realized I am Reviewer #2 in the review system.
Well, that really changes everything, doesn’t it?
politics, bannon, academic conference Show more
This drama had an odd ending. Most authors, sponsors and other organizers pulled out of the conference after the unacceptable behaviour of Cheok. Now he's blaming the #boycottACE hashtag for "anti-free speech vendetta" and is comparing the boycott to the Nazis. The conference is closed, but Steve Bannon is still going to a give speech. I guess it's pretty clear what Cheok's priorities were.
Game studies, conference abstracts, self-promotion Show more
The extended abstracts from DiGRA 2018 are now published in the DiGRA digital library.
They include my short research notes about interpretive challenges and Her Story.
politics, bannon, academic conference Show more
Motherboard is writing about the meltdown of Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology. It used to be a good venue for #GameStudies, but apparently Cheok made a mockery of research in favour of politics.
Post-doc at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies. Specialized in philosophy, game studies and digital culture.
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, 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"
(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 @email@example.com 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.