The extent to which SBF just cynically punked like half of the elite liberal establishment is truly hard to overexaggerate

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When I see a handle that includes, does that mean that someone on Mastodon is amplifying someone who's still on Twitter? Why make the choice to leave but then continue to amplify those who stayed? Doesn't it say something about those people that perhaps we should consider before expanding their platform?

#rant #soapbox

🚨 Three Tenured Jobs at QUT Available 

🚨 Oooh, QUT School of Communication / @qutdmrc is hiring again – three ongoing (i.e. tenured) jobs:
— Prof. / A/Prof. in Digital Media (
— Senior Lecturer in Digital Comms (
— Lecturer in Media Studies (...)

Leaving other valid criticisms to the side, some to which I am not qualified to speak, I am befuddled at the fact that some of my friends and colleagues don’t see the opportunity to escape from corporate, commercial social media and internet experiences as an incredible win and major breakthrough.

For BISA I wrote a summary of my recent article that was published in the Review of International Studies.

"From follow the money towards infrastructural geopolitics: How financial technologies enable (changing) security regimes"


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New! Internet Archive Scholar Index includes over 25 million research articles and other scholarly documents preserved in the Internet Archive. #OpenAccess

Wonderful to share that Africa's Struggle for Its Art by Bénédicte Savoy has been named a Best Book of the Year by
The New Yorker! Perfect for the history and art history fans on your holiday shopping list.

#history #ArtHistory #AfricanArt #books #bookstodon #book

3-6 tenured positions in Human Geography, Lund.

Note sure exactly how I want to make use of this platform, but hopefully one thing is to circulate job openings in my field (geography). If you are looking for a pretty decent workplace, a nice region to live in, and have about 10+ years experience since your PhD in Geography, there are 3-6 very well-funded and very rare research/research leadership positions at Lund Uni now. Please share with applicants:

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Since Elon Musk bought Twitter, there has been an exodus of "Twitter executives on the front lines of protecting safety, security, speech, and accessibility. Some were fired, others resigned." Most of the employees tasked with enforcing and designing these policies have been fired or quit as well. For these reasons, we at anthrodendum no lo
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Tonight I finished @maddow’s new podcast Ultra. This powerful warning shot, this unearthing of the threat of American facism in the 30s& 40s is required learning for this moment. There has been a dress rehearsal for what we are facing. We’d best learn. I strongly encourage you to listen to all 8 episodes. The parallels are stunning. A reminder that we’ve fought this before.

Science & Technology Studies journal, the house journal of the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST), is looking for editors to start as early as possible, preferably from February 2023 onwards.


My old program (Just Tech) at my old org (SSRC) is hiring a program officer to work specifically on the Just Tech Fellowship, helping to run workshops, build community among fellows, and expand the Just Tech network. This is a great gig for an early career PhD (MA OK, too) thinking about an #altac career. Strong applicants will have experience in the tech x justice world and be great networkers. Feel free to DM if you have Qs!

PLEASE BOOST: Within a day of raising awareness about Mastodon's funding, we've moved the needle on Patreon in a big way

Some Comparisons:

* Yesterday, Mastodon was receiving $21,000/month
* Today, it's receiving $28,000/month -- that's an increase of $7,000!
* Yesterday, 4,720 patrons were donating to Mastodon
* Today, 6,968 patrons are donating to Mastodon

Let's continue this work. Donate, and get the word out!

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Some photos from Day 1 of the Australian Anthropological Society's 2022 meeting, featuring the crowd for Kalindi Vora's keynote; Holly High, @emmakowal and Will Smith launching Holly's great book "Projectland"; and, part of the full house crowd for "the STS panel" I chaired with Emma and @cazaschuster

How it all started: “Reverently picking up a pipette, he said: “This, they believe, measures the amount of a liquid.”” Obituary by Steve Woolgar

We are hiring! Become part of the @ALGOSOC_ program and contribute to developing a societal perspective on automated decision-making! With Claes de Vreese, Corien Prins, Seda Guerses, Moniek Buizen, José van Dijk, myself and a vibrant interdisciplinary team across five universities. Check out the positions here

Hello Mastodon.

I am looking for new PhD students to come work with me at the Oxford Internet Institute in 22/23 (@oiioxford) to study the future of data privacy and digital rights, the impact of AI and algorithms on digital platforms, and help co-create better digital futures.

Boosts very much appreciated! 🐘

#dataprivacy #digitarights #privacy #phd #academia

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