#introduction Hi all :) I'm working on a PhD on #STS, specifically studying the #openhardware for science movement. As an activist I'm interested in feminist approaches to tech which I try to implement in meet ups, workshops, etc. A big part of my time goes to working as open as STS lets me, another big part goes to WikiData because I love it. Beautiful communities are what keep me existing through late capitalism, so here I am in Mastodon <3.
#introduction hallöchen! I’m a Brazilian trans woman living in Germany working on Japanese dialectal fieldwork (long story). Interests include fantasy fiction, imaginary languages, free software, comic books, intersectional veganism, cute cuddly things, and supporting anticapitalist revolutions to bring down the whole rotten edifice
Scaring off people we don't want here
There's a bunch of new people here recently, so I think I'll say a few things that will scare off many of the sorts of people that we don't want here
It is the official policy of scholar.social that:
🍍 Nazis should have their speech curtailed at every opportunity
🍍 Supporters of Jordan Peterson or Milo Yiannopoulos—leave now
🍍 There is no such thing as "reverse racism"
🍍 Vaccines don't cause autism, and for that matter, autistic people are equally valuable!
I'm a PhD student in American Culture/Digital Studies at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Research interests include:
- digital visual cultures
- contemporary theories of resistance and radical politics
- prison abolition
- fascism and white supremacy
- infrastructure studies
Sorry that this weekend has been so terrible for downtime
* We have switched to masto.host
* We are now running Mastodon v 3.0.1
* We are now Amazon-free
* We don't have to pay for both a VPS and AWS, which reduces the costs of running the instance
* Less down-time when it's time to do an upgrade
* Unfortunately, we no longer support LaTeX in posts, unless it's incorporated into mainline Masto
Thanks for your patience, everyone!
Upgrading scholar.social upgrade/apology
I'm sorry for the downtime last night! My internet at home crapped out partway through the database migration script, which screwed up the database (hooray I made a backup before starting) but meant that it took way longer to fix
I'm thinking I will move scholar.social to masto.host soon, to prevent this from happening in the future
(It will also be cheaper and less Amazon-dependent)
Again, apologies for the downtime
A re-#introductions post!
I'm the research fairy, here to make your academic problems disappear! 🧚♂️ 🌈
Recent experimental medicine PhD graduate from McGill in #Bioethics. Research interests include: #ResearchEthics, #MetaResearch, #HumanResearch, #Oncology, #ClinicalTrials, #Epidemiology, #MachineLearning, #ArtificialIntelligence, #MoralEfficiency, #DrugDevelopment, #ClinicalAgnosticism, #ScientificValue
Expect a lot of posts about #StarTrek if you follow me, though
Hi! A whole lot of new friends joined recently, and so I'm going to remind everyone that the rules on scholar.social are different from Twitter and also very different from other Mastodon/Pleroma instances
Here are our Community Standards: https://scholar.social/about/more
Read it; it's short
You will be expected to use Content Warnings and to keep Public posts "on topic" (the topic is: academia, learning, teaching, etc.)
And if you have fascist, racist, anti-queer, able-ist tendencies, leave now
Hello all! I am a physicist and I work on quantum sensing. I specialize in computational electromagnetics, complex systems and quantum algorithms. My other academic interests include history and literature of the Tamil language in specific and South Asia in general. Happy to be part of the group.
Btw, if someone you know tried to join scholar.social and they were rejected, the most common reasons for why I reject new users are:
* The "Why do I want to join?" field was blank
* The "Why do I want to join?" field was weirdo spam HTML mostly about which drugs are available for sale online and where to buy them
Administrative account for scholar.social
I boost #introduction(s) toots from scholar.social users
Pinned toot: this month's journal club
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