Open-mindedness... "How Intellectual Humility Can Make Us More Curious, Reflective & Able to Learn More: Read the Findings of a New Study" http://www.openculture.com/2019/07/how-intellectual-humility-can-make-us-more-curious-reflective-able-to-learn-more.html
Nice little guide to spotting "fake news" err, that is to say, it's to help people consider information presented online, through a critical eye. https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/fake-news-misinformation-online-1.5196865?cmp=rss #FakeNews #FakeNewsMedia #MediaLiteracy #InformationLiteracy
Someone / people(?) threatened to release a bunch of Radiohead minidiscs from the mid-late 90s. Instead of paying the ransom, Radiohead put the work on Bandcamp with proceeds going to benefit Extinction Rebellion — what an excellent response! Here's the link https://radiohead.bandcamp.com/
Wittgenstein's Tractatus visualized as a subway map?! YES!: http://tractatus.lib.uiowa.edu
Glad to read these many positive recommendations on copyright reform made by the Canadian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Industry, Science & Technology. They seem to favour more reasonable freedoms & exceptions. Here's a post from the Creative Commons blog about it (with a link to the report) https://creativecommons.org/2019/06/06/new-canadian-report-offers-balanced-recommendations-for-progressive-copyright-reform/
While Wikipedia works to open up knowledge to everyone, commercial enterprise, The North Face, works to manipulate it against its policies, defacing the public site, in the name of... advertising? Bad corporate social responsibility. https://wikimediafoundation.org/2019/05/29/lets-talk-about-the-north-face-defacing-wikipedia/
42 countries (including Canada) agreed to a set of principles & public policy recommendations adopted by the OECD on AI and its development. These address things like safety, transparency, human rights, sustainability, etc. https://legalinstruments.oecd.org/en/instruments/OECD-LEGAL-0449 #AI #ArtificialIntelligence
The fruiterie down the block started carrying these grapes advertised as "cotton candy" grapes. I thought, marketing, but tried them & wow! They're amazing! Totally uncanny that their flavour isn't artificial. Seems people put a lot of effort into making it happen though. hm does that make it artificial in a way? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotton_Candy_grapes
Voynich manuscript news always seems exciting at first... then we're deflated. https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/05/no-someone-hasnt-cracked-the-code-of-the-mysterious-voynich-manuscript/
Need help negotiating #OpenAccess publishing rights (or simply retaining your authorial rights) for your article? CARL just released an update of its Canadian Author Addendum to Publication Agreement along with two guides on using it. http://www.carl-abrc.ca/news/updated-canadian-author-addendum-and-author-rights-guide/
You can read Arundhati Roy's Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture here https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/13/arundhati-roy-literature-shelter-pen-america
It's an abridged version but still, she covers a lot. Indian politics to forms of writing that don't fit nicely into popular categories, to characters in her books, and the way things may play out against those most hurt by our climate catastrophe.
How to do good climate (social) science
Standpoint theory continues to make a comeback and I am here for it.
Also, if one of the primary outcomes of your research is new or stronger coalitions, then heck yes you're doing good work.
Talking about the ice in Greenland, Robert Macfarlane not only explains how it records all manner of things for millennia but does it in a sincerely beautiful style. Read this "The Blue of Time" excerpt from his book, Underland about deep time. https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/the-blue-of-time/
My colleagues at the Concordia Press launched their first catalogue today. In 2019 there will be a collection of writings by Ken Lum and Richard Foltz's "Les religions de la Route de la soie," translated by Benoit Léger. https://www.concordia.ca/press/catalogue.html – Here's a to a new university press becoming more concrete, they've been hard at work the last couple years to get to this point.
Have you seen Mozilla's new Internet Health Report for 2019? I just started reading it. I like how it is organized around assessment themes, which include privacy & security, openness, digital inclusion, web literacy, and decentralization. https://internethealthreport.org/2019/
Online Safety vs. Academic Freedom?
On the one hand, sure you don't want to spread malware across the university computers. On the other, what if it's a mistake? Most people would never know. In fact things could be blocked for reasons that are not malware. The people behind the site wouldn't necessarily be aware, just like most people browsing it.
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