Quirks in Tech

An informal space where I think about the oddities of technology, politics, and privacy. Also some other stuff.

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A New Work Reality? ∞

Oct 7, 2014

New policy: don’t share coverage of academic research unless the research is open access ∞

I understand and appreciate the author’s sentiment about not reporting on closed-access academic work. In my own case, I just try to avoid reading or citing non-OA work. Not because closed-source stuff isn’t good, but because I don’t want to be citing material that I can’t re-read when I leave grad school. I have incredibly large amounts of stuff to read: I’m not sure that spending time reading soon-to-be-locked-away-knowledge is the optimal use of my time.

Mar 13, 2013

On Publicness and the Academy ∞

Alex Reid has written a short piece about his position concerning the question: if and academic speaks in public, is it right for members of the audience to record/write/talk about what was said?

While I can’t say that I agree with one of the positions he assumes - that as an academic you should exclusively be publishing close-to-complete work (i.e. drafts or early works in progress you don’t want talked about need not apply!) - it’s worth the read, especially in the context that many academics are loathe to have ‘early’ work broadcast beyond tightly controlled confines and populations.

Alex has a great punchline, emphasizing how academics are for the first time really, widely, seeing their work being public and thus critiqued/engaged with. It’s scary for a lot of people but it’s definitely the new reality of academe. The post is well worth the few minutes it’ll take you to read!

Nov 13, 2012

An inspiring commencement speech from Neil Gaiman on creativity and art in the 21st century

May 22, 2012

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