"Academic surveillance technology companies would like nothing more but for us all to shut up."
A critical post from @pluralistic for anyone doing critical work or research on corporate #edtech
Feels like the freedom to not get shot for ringing the wrong doorbell and the freedom to not live in so much fear that you shoot anyone who rings your doorbell would be exponentially more valuable than the freedom to own guns.
The future of local news is “civic information”
Public agencies and non-profit organizations need to invest in systems that can let their communities directly know of the work and the opportunities that they provide.
.@quinnanya & Matt Warner wrote about migrating & refreshing Stanford Lit Lab's website(!), including the #mincomp goals/tradeoffs: https://litlab.stanford.edu/techne/new-litlab-website/
Filing under #mincomp approaches applicable to collaborative research blogs with:
* @roopikarisam & @elotroalex's DHQ intro "The Questions of Minimal Computing" http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/16/2/000646/000646.html
* @quinnanya's DHQ "Minimizing Computing Maximizes Labor" article
* @scholarslab's post on migrating & refreshing our site in 2019 https://scholarslab.lib.virginia.edu/blog/site-relaunch/
* @walshbr & my @proghist lesson on collaborative research blog development http://programminghistorian.org/en/lessons/collaborative-blog-with-jekyll-github
Sabina Leonelli’s “Philosophy of Open Science” https://ift.tt/yhw5GYW
I have once again written a 400-word introduction to a 600-word essay.
Looks promising: @AbleJournal is an “image-based multi-platform journal at the intersection of art, design, and sciences” — open-access, multimedia, supports stand-alone visual essays and works that complement text-based publication in other journals https://able-journal.org
I wrote a post about the lesson I used to introduce ChatGPT to my 9th graders. I wanted to show them some responsible and useful options.
For those interested, I’ve posted the text of my talk "Toward a Bibliography for AI Systems" on my website: https://ryancordell.org/research/aibibliography/
I titled the talk "*Toward* a Bibliography" because this is very preliminary research, but I do expect to keep working in this direction. I think I best express the deep impetus for the work toward the end of the talk: "Bringing together bibliographical and computational approaches allows us to perceive AI systems not as unknowable oracles but instead bound, describable, and comparable cultural artifacts. "
I am presenting this talk even *as I post this* as part of the Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography’s symposium today on "Preserving and Analyzing Digital Texts" https://rarebookschool.org/all-programs/events/preserving-and-analyzing-digital-texts/
10 days till the proposal deadline for our Special Issue, “Turning It off and Back On Again: Speculative Digital Librarianship”
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That's some strategic thinking that keeps them rolling in dough.
What's the best* online community—I include things like work Slacks, project-specific communities, and communities formed on platforms or in the cracks between platforms—that you've ever been a part of? Don't overthink it, what's the thing that comes instantly to mind?
* Most fun, least terrible, most generative, whatever.
Disclosure: I'll never quote you without asking, but I *am* in research mode for a thing that will be public someday, in case that matters.
Boosts super-welcome. 💫
Happy #BlackFriday ! 🎉🕺🏻
What more appropriate bit of musical history to celebrate with could there be than Mr. Excitement himself, Jackie Wilson?
Here he is with his 1973 Northern Soul classic Because of You: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p24SxjDgUmk [no cc, lyrics here: https://www.musixmatch.com/lyrics/Jackie-Wilson/Because-of-You]
I was rereading @openreflections & @Samuelmoore 's "Scaling Small, "& am thinking thru the relation of infrastructure & scale, here in relation to the explicitly nonscalable projects ScholarLed & ROAC presses are engaged in. These publication infrastructures for editorial & production work, metadata management, & dissemination provide cross-press economies of scale, a means of limiting the careful/artisanal labor needed for publishing. So even here scaling is dynamic.
@ryanrandall @timelfen @EmmaE_B @copim Remember Storify? ☹️ I always had a grand old time pulling together a Storify at the end of a conference or event to bring together disparate threads and think through what I’d learned. There were/are other tools for that, but it looked good and was easy to pick up.
Twitter was always my conference thing — the character limit helped me not write everything I was hearing and do a little bit of interpretation on the fly, which is hard for me.
@EmmaE_B is doing a great job of live Tweeting the @copim conference: https://twitter.com/EmmaE_B/status/1649414091948138498
[I just wish we could get more folks, especially those with knowledge about the importance of open infrastructures of all kinds, to do their public annotations here first & then repost it to the deeply compromised sites second. The conversations won't migrate here unless we push them.]