Take too hot for anywhere but here: apoliticality is a privilege.
If you want to "keep politics out of this space" then you live with the conditions that lofty political decisions will have no impact on your life. You don't live a life where the whims of some talking head can determine weather or not you have a place to sleep tomorrow, or when the next time you'll get a meal will be. To be apolitical is to have no concern for the goings-on of the status quo, which means that it benefits you.
Ah yes, I would also like to uncritically repeat online moral panics and receive publications from large publishers in return.
My first published fiction: on the feral self-driving scooters of nyc https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/04/opinion/future-scooters-central-park.html
There's also nice off hand comments like
"When being consulted university lawyers suggest that Mary do X, but instead Mary does Y."
I didn't know we could do that!
Of course, there's no further information on when and why you can just ignore the lawyers.
I'm trying to complete a job training on handling personal data and the course writing is positively Kafkaesque.
"Mary knows that the university has published guidelines for this specific thing in the web address https://www.university.lol/efalkjefawe/long/address/a-language-code-i-guess/safety/safety-and-personal-records/records-for-safety."
Yeah, I'm sure I'll remember that address after finishing this training.
Shout out to jekyll-scholar, which automatically creates my list of publications and links the papers to the PDF files.
I updated my website and you should now be able to download all my published texts directly. No need to hunt through different repositories anymore.
Presentation on play, video
Here's a video from the Over Realism conference yesterday. If you want to see my talk about play and change, you can jump to 1:12:47.
An old blog post of mine that still stands up
> The risks and harms of 3rd party tech platforms in academia
This is a great essay on Aeon about consciousness and the problems of materialism.
For #OAWeek, we dive into the fight between academic publisher, Elsevier, and the researchers who are calling foul over their resistance to open access. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/10/dont-let-science-publisher-elsevier-hold-knowledge-ransom
Presentation in Helsinki about play
Next Monday, I will be presenting as part of the Schoooooool With Many Holes in the Over Realism Conference about the transformative potential of play. It's free, if you happen to be in Helsinki.
game studies presentation
We're having our project's seminar today and this means starting the day with sandwiches while listening to a keynote about food in Dwarf Fortress. #GameStudies
Post-doc at JYU & CoeGameCult. Specialized in philosophy, game studies and digital culture.
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