Oh and Madeline Akrich. Though she was critical of it, Susan Leigh Star important here, too
But it has to be one person's invention, apparently
Minor annoyance: no matter how much I stress that actor-network theory was developed over time by Michel Callon, John Law, Annmarie Mol, and yes Bruno Latour, students still say things like "Latour's actor-network theory." Interesting how a theory stressing complexity in the generation of knowledge gets reduced to One Man's Invention
Researchgate Show more
How to remove the Researchgate branding from a PDF you got from there because it's really obnoxious!
(Using only pdftk in the terminal)
$ pdftk researchgate.pdf cat 2-end output clean.pdf
$ rm researchgate.pdf
(Actually it just takes out the 1st page of any pdf)
woohoo! got a dissertation completion fellowship from my school! good stipend and no service obligations for the 2018-2019 academic year...just writing :) such a relief!
The field asks for status: Senior Scholar or Junior Scholar? I respond: old enough to know better, but not old enough to think about retiring.
Hi scholar.social, I'm starting my PhD in American Culture at UM Ann Arbor this fall. I'm a Baby Academic!
- social media ethnography
- cultural studies
- internet historiography and narrative
- Asian American and Comparative Ethnic Studies
- surveillance capitalism
- prison abolition
facebook Show more
Facebook.gov: a speculative piece about the nationalization of Facebook: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/gym59j/facebook-nationalized-public-utility
Indexing? More like FUNdexing, amirite?
I don't know about you, but I'm starting to worry that the demand to cite authorities (and the proliferation of such citations), coupled with word limits in journals, is crowding out all the words we could write about, you know, the *actual object under analysis*
I'm not much one for zombie this, that, or the other, but I do see some zombies: zombie papers, as in a paper you submitted years ago and you've forgotten about. Then, one day, an email: "Please revise this paper." Usually due in less than a week. And you have to remember what you even were writing about.
RT @firstname.lastname@example.org: Richard’s guide to software development. Credit http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2012/11/19/0430-software-engineering-now-with-cats/ #programming #devops #ProgrammersHumor
Today's Comm Tech and Culture class is about surveillance. The sun never sets on the Five Eyes.
Mastodon & TWiT Show more
Twice now I've heard Leo Laporte complain that Mastodon is over, which annoys me because of how many awesome people are still here.
Turns out, he lamented today that none of his friends followed him to Mastodon, so it's very much the same thing that keeps most people on Facebook.
Turns out, sometimes you have to be willing to meet new people if you want to ditch toxic networks.
I'm looking to expand my "organic social reach." Anyone know how to get my social reach certified as organic?