@jc @cyberpunklibrarian One thing I forgot: when I change text editors or Evernote closes down or whatever else happens, I will always be able to use my notes written in markdown.

@Prof_Birch My answer was partially tongue-in-cheek -- your thought was exactly what many people in game studies are doing/thinking. Especially Civilization is so obviously historical simulation that many people have applied it for that purpose. There are benefits that it's a well-design off-the-shelf product that you can just throw on a computer and it works.

@jc @cyberpunklibrarian I think it mostly is just that. I'll add one thing: convertability. When I write something in markdown, I can easily get html (inc. reveal.js), pdf or docx files that look decent and are sanely formatted.

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@Dialectrical Really interesting project. Also: huge amount of work.

Neat map of history of western philosophy in the form of connections of builds on/refutes #heyfeedfox denizcemonduygu.com/philo/brow

@akamran This doesn't seem awfully related to scholarly things. Can you CW and/or post US politics as unlisted?

A mastodon fork where toots could be categorized as "publications", "presentations", "posters", "updates", etc. That would be a killer

@bthall You kinda get used to it. The number of rejections quickly runs into double digits and after that it's just one more in the long line.

That said, the way some papers get rejected still gets to you. Sometimes it's clear that things didn't really go great with the peer review process.

@zacts Have you noticed that you can affect the visibility of you posts? These were probably not meant for/relevant to whole scholar.social.

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One year after publication, I'm finally allowed to share freely the full text of "Rethinking in Through Anti-Ageist Playful Interactions".
I'm very proud of this paper, and especially of its methodology at the crossroads of interaction , pragmatist and .

Interested in designing that make people think about how does it feel to age? Have a look at gabrieleferri.com/blog/?p=2243

Modern academic writing: this article will study a subsection of a subsection of a category in one instance, and it will painstakingly footnote every step along the way towards a tentative conclusion

Old timey academic writing: the purpose of literature is

For anyone who's not already in the blast radius of this, here's a summary of the latest scandal surrounding the methodology of academic journals, especially those that the hoaxers locate in the realm of "grievance studies." Thoughts?
chronicle.com/article/Sokal-Sq

@DoctorZen One question: even awful papers are presumably under copyright. How did you determine if you can republish them?

Want to work on #virtualreality #VR and, who knows, #worldpeace? There is a #PhD #scholarship available at the Nanyang Technological University Interdisciplinary Graduate School under my supervisor, Vivian Chen. Project details here: cohass.ntu.edu.sg/Programmes/G #gradschool #academia #games #gamestudies

@robertwgehl Yeah, padding is never a good look. The Finnish authority on research ethics has a CV template that all the major funders mandate -- makes everyone's life much easier, because the rules are explicit and pretty easy to follow.

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Scholar Social is meant 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.

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(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 @socrates@scholar.social 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.

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