Academic job market joke Show more
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Q. What options are there for academics who don't land a tenure-track job?
A. Cartoon supervillainy is a time-honoured tradition for many academics whose research fails to receive the requisite funding
A board game cancelled after criticism of its portrayal of colonialism.
typo, Derrida, penis Show more
Came upon a typo in a published journal article that I think Derrida would have approved of:
John Lysaker writes about the different varieties of philosophical texts for Aeon:
publishing, articles, progress report Show more
2 texts being published
5 in review
1 to fix based on feedback
4 in progress
The balance is getting slightly better. The goal is to get the "in progress" category down to 3.
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!
NYU came in 15th -- I honestly didn't know that (not a subject selector and no access to budget for collections)
http://wordsinspace.net/shannon/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/academic-libraries-that-spent-the-most-on-subscriptions-private.pdf && http://wordsinspace.net/shannon/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/academic-libraries-that-spent-the-most-on-subscriptions-public.pdf
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.
humanities, replication crisis Show more
An interesting case of what the replication crisis might look like in the humanities.
Mastodon admin help request; Boosts++ Show more
I'm periodically having people email me to say that confirmation emails aren't going through
Does anyone have good ideas on how to diagnose / fix this sort of problem?
It has mostly been people with Hotmail / Outlook addresses
(But then I'm pretty sure that we've had successful signups from those domains too, so I'm not sure)
software annoyance Show more
I wrote over 600 words and hit my daily target. Then I split one document in two and deleted the duplicated parts. Scrivener decided it meant that I lost 500 words. I'm pretty sure counting words doesn't work like that.
In case you needed more reasons not to like Elsevier.
"Everything should be simple and clear and pure between us."
I did not previously know that Hannah Arendt and Martin Heidegger were once lovers.
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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