An archive of scanned Infocom documents, saved by Steven Meretzky (who wrote Planetfall, A Mind Forever Voyaging, Leather Goddess of Phobos, etc) and archived by @textfiles

Academic job market joke Show more

game studies, definitions, Wittgenstein Show more

typo, Derrida, penis Show more

publishing, articles, progress report Show more

Philosophy 205a: How to study philosophy without becoming a shitty defeat-you-with-facts-and-logic bro on the internet

Prerequisites: even a very small amount of self-awareness

How do we figure out what is fake on the internet? Usually by the wrong weak signals, when we should be using the network properties of the web.

I'm only tangentially familiar with the whole digital humanities and computational literary studies fields. This seems like a very damning take on the approach.

"Academic Libraries That Spent the Most on Subscriptions - The Chronicle of Higher Education" (paywalled so no link!)

Someone on birbsite took the data and put it up -- for both private and public institutions!

Birbsite link:

NYU came in 15th -- I honestly didn't know that (not a subject selector and no access to budget for collections) &&

Friends looking for a postdoc, take a look at this opportunity in Utrecht "Designing for Controversies in Responsible Smart Cities"

Today at CPH:Conference, Art, Technology & Change. The day starts with surveillance capitalism, with a reference to Shoshana Zuboff's new book, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism.

Mastodon admin help request; Boosts++ Show more

software annoyance Show more

"Everything should be simple and clear and pure between us."

I did not previously know that Hannah Arendt and Martin Heidegger were once lovers.

This is a regular reminder that there will always be more ideas than you know what to do with, and more often than not someone has already ran with the better ones, saving you a lot of trouble and effort in the process

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