β€œDemocratic Socialism Simulator”, a political video game by Molleindustria (Paolo Pedercini). I’ve just downloaded it, but given Paolo’s track record I’d just recommend everyone to give it a try.

β€œThe Democratic Socialism Simulator lets you play as the first socialist president of the United States. Can you redistribute power and wealth while addressing the climate crisis?”

molleindustria.itch.io/democra

The book also has an "end user license agreement" (because you don't read ebooks, you use them). The license includes a portion saying

> You may not upload, copy, modify, print, transmit, transfer, sublicense, sell, make or distribute copies of the Licensed Material in whole or in part.

I made a copy of the book by transferring it to my e-reader, so presumably I'm in breach of that agreement.

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Ebook annoyance 

I'm also interested in how you define your field of study and how those to relate. I'm asking because I have to be more specific in the application than how I usually state my field.

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I'm applying for the position of a docent (associate professor for you Americans) and I have to specify the field. If you're a docent, what is your field called?

Abuse of editorial position 

This lecture by Lorraine Daston is an incredible journey through siege warfare, Parisian police and algorithms.
youtube.com/watch?v=6xErFnyjMA

Is it a gatekeeping process to ensure I know enough keywords to demonstrate that I've read pedagogical literature? :pika:

It asks me to explain what my teaching philosophy is. I find this a weird exercise: in no other area of life am I expected to have a philosophical view of something. I read some pedagogical material and it's not very philosophical.

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Game studies, conference call, workshop 

I have answered
the emails
that were in
the inbox

and for which
you were probably
expecting
an answer

forgive me
they were late
so many
and so long

I'm thinking of submitting a workshop about the Fediverse to the AoIR 2020 conference. Some background, some talk about decentralisation online, a short how-to and sharing of resources.

Anyone know if they would they be interested in something like that?

the DSM 5e comes with a set of dice as its primary diagnostic tools

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