Hello everyone,
I'm a designer and researcher from France, living and working in London for over 10 years. I'm currently writing up my PhD by practice which is about algorithms, prediction, and diagrams. I'm interested in the digital humanities, media archaeology, and critical/speculative creative practice.

I'm keen to try (and potentially build?) alternatives to predatory services like academia.edu and researchgate so this is me jumping in!


@davidbenque Welcome! An alternative to researchgate would be great, since I can foresee that kind of systems of connecting and scoring us academics becoming more essential. At least it should be done with a serious eye on ethics.

@mmin thank you! I'd argue for a serious reconsidering of the need to score academics (and people in general) but having a space to connect, share papers, etc would be nice. It may be my first order of business once the PhD is finished!

@davidbenque Sounds good. Yeah, quantification and scoring of everything is probably not what we want. But if it's such a strong trend, we should think of more ethical ways.

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