An interview with the people behind the social.coop Mastodon instance https://medium.com/open-collective/social-coop-a-cooperative-decentralized-social-network-c10980c9ed91
A super-interesting new article by Robin Celikates: "Critique and resistance: Ethical, social‐theoretical, political? On Fabian Freyenhagen's Adorno's Practical Philosophy" #adorno #philosophy
"Facebook users should pay attention: When you tag a friend in a photo, that’s feeding a massive facial recognition dataset"
New publication: Collective Responsibility for Oppression http://www.titus-stahl.de/blog/2017/08/03/new-publication-collective-responsibility-for-oppression/
The making of the Dialectic of Enlightenment http://www.titus-stahl.de/blog/2017/07/31/the-making-of-the-dialectic-of-enlightenment/
Dutch Senate votes in favor of dragnet surveillance powers
Via bits of freedom:
Where Despots Rule
AN INTERVIEW WITH ELIZABETH S. ANDERSON
Not unexpected, but still a disaster.
BBC News - Trump 'poised to quit Paris climate deal' http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40108659
New research on how kids from lower socio-economic status communities think about digital privacy. I’m not surprised these kids have a much more nuanced and powerful understanding of privacy than most in tech. They think of the lack of digital privacy as structural discrimination which is a far more powerful framework than the individual responsibility model everyone else uses. http://journals.sagepub.com/eprint/x5QQDiq34kP8X6hsUR7I/full (open access!)
Jan-Werner Müller has a good piece in the NY review of books concerning the situation around the #ceu in #hungary. It's pretty depressing, to say the least. http://www.nybooks.com/daily/2017/05/20/hungary-the-war-on-education-ceu/ #academia #academicfreedom
"All of us, when we are uploading something, when we are tagging people, when we are commenting, we are basically working for Facebook".
"OPEN ACCESS THREATENS SCIENCE!!!* *find out how for $38" https://mobile.twitter.com/AcademiaObscura/status/868103257205473280 #openaccess
By the way, if there are any humanities academics here that use #academia.edu or #researchgate, have a look at Humanities Commons (https://hcommons.org). Not exactly a coop but non-profit and run by scholars, thus much less subject to the inherent conflicts of interest than the commercial academic social networking platforms.
It's time for academics to take back control of research journals
social.coop is a cooperatively-run corner of the Fediverse. The instance is democratically governed by its members, who generally share an interest in the co-op model, but topics of discussion range widely.
Our instance is supported by sliding scale contributions of $1-10/mo made via Open Collective. You must have an active Open Collective account to apply for membership; you may set one up here