Just a reminder:
If you're in a position of power over someone in some context (e.g. work, school), even if it's not that much power, just a bit of seniority
And you "invite" people with less power to something outside of that context
It's on *you* to make sure that they know it's optional and that nothing bad will happen if they decide not to take you up on that invite
Otherwise, you might be abusing your power
@Maltimore Jumping into the deep end, I see.
@bgcarlisle Do it. I would use it.
Facial recognition fails more often on nonwhite faces, but a world where that is not the case might not be a better one.
@jc I guess anything beyond picking wild grapes is "artificial" in the sense that it does not occur naturally without human intervention?
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I just filled a form for an article being published by Springer and the form requires me to agree to the following statement:
"all of the facts contained in the Article are according to the current body of science true and accurate;"
That's... a bold claim. Sure, to the best of my knowledge. But that statement requires me to be infallible, which is still unfortunately a quality I have not mastered.
Gripe, editing Show more
All academic authors should be forced into editing something at least once to see how much fun it is when people don't follow instructions.
@BarkMarnett If you consider it a learning experience and assume things will go wrong at some point, I can recommend it. I've been learning a lot during these years.
@BarkMarnett I've used Jekyll for years. The answer is kinda yes and no. If eveything goes well, it's super easy. But if you happen to have the wrong version of Ruby etc. it can be kinda frustrating. Do you have experience with command line software?
gripe, reporting Show more
Academia is great in that you keep learning new stuff all the time. For example, today I've learnt that survey software are shit and reporting is hell.
publisher gripe Show more
I just received an email from an Springer editor telling me they can't work with the PDF file I sent them and can I please send it as a Word file. I could, if the PDF file wasn't automatically created by the submission system I used to upload a Word version of the article. You would think that this isn't the first time they process manuscripts, having published multiple before. I am baffled.
Last year, I published an open access paper on the fighting game community and its meta-stereotypes (stereotypes you feel others have about your group). If you're interested in seeing how meta-stereotypes may differ by out-group and what that means for people wanting to do research with gaming communities, this paper may interest you. #gaming #FGC #research #commpsych
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Studying people in games?
"Celebrities of Gaming" is a conference organised November 21-22, 2019 at the university of Jyväskylä, Finland. You can find the CFP from the link:
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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