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Boost if you think trains are the best method of transit.

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I'm about to try to make my students care about moral realism, and communicate constructively my puzzlement about naturalism.

People in the know: What is the current best Mastodon app for Android?

Must have: multi-user support

I'm currently using Mastalab, which is mostly fine, sorta clunky

Is there something better?

What is a good, casual, relatively quick two player boardgame?

Please boost widely: Call for Proposals, "After Social Media: Alternatives, New Beginnings, and Socialized Media." It's a call for research/essays on alternative social media, including Mastodon, of course. robertwgehl.org/blog.php#2017-

Here is 5 instances #under1000

elekk.xyz : gaming
admin: @noelle

mastodon.gamedev.place/ : gamedevs (very new)
admin: @aras

tenforward.social/about/more : star trek themed
admin: @guinan

photog.social : photography
admin: @ambassador

scholar.social/: teaching and academics
admin: @socrates
Lets decentralize a little.

I'm writing a handbook article. How should I approach it differently to a journal article?

I should have said that I also have @twsh@mastodon.social but I plan to use this account now.

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Also if you, dear reader, have suggested for , please reply with your suggestion. (I do already have a bunch of research on this, so things like "negative" numbers and sets are strong candidates for threshold concepts.)

Link about threshold concepts (in case this term is unfamiliar): ee.ucl.ac.uk/~mflanaga/thresho

I want to do a bit of research on opinions on federation for my #decentwebeu project. I'm digging for arguments in favor of decentralising. Please boost and/or answer any of these questions:

1) How aware are you of the federated nature of this network in your day-to-day use?

2) Which, if any, concepts of federated networks do you find challenging, confusing or foreign?

3) Why are federated networks "better" than centralised social networks (silos)?

(The last question is biased, roll with it)

Art question (for my daughter)

Can anyone think of any images that demonstrate the concept of 'mind / body'

My daughter needs a philosophical stimulus for a project.. Thanks!
(Please boost!) #art #question

I'm teaching metaethics soon. I'm wondering a bit about when people started to worry about the nature of moral properties. This has been prompted a bit by teaching virtue ethics and G. E. M. Anscombe's 'Modern moral philosophy' last week.

One thing that I'm not sure exists yet is something for doing surveys and quizzes in class. I suppose that a basic version would be quite simple to make.

I would like to work on an open source project that has applications in academia. I have (just) the equivalent of a university intro to programming course (Python), so I need to start small. Which projects should I be looking at?

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Scholar Social

A Mastodon instance for academics

Scholar Social is meant for: researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administratorsβ€”anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"A Mastodon profile you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"

"Official" monthly journal club!

(Participation is, of course, optional)

Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to @socrates@scholar.social and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

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