The full list is here on Buzzfeed. I found them interesting. Is it unfair to blame postmodernism for creating an intellectual climate in which these forms of argument thrive? Though the argument from thermodynamics was new to me. The New Scientist’s response to it made me laugh.
Sometimes I worry that Twitter is an echo chamber, reflecting my own prejudices back at me and shielding me from contrasting views. On other occasions though, I find this same characteristic immensely comforting. Such as when reading that the government has officially embraced the recommendations of the Finch report and finding that other PhD students […]
A podcast I did with Agata Montoya, an editor at Sydney University Press, as part of my Digital Change research. If you want to find out more about these issues, you should check out these articles by Agata: here and here.
Part 2 of this post. I had to stop writing because the battery on my phone was dying. Though the fact that I can write part 1 of the post (on my phone in a coffee shop in Manchester while waiting for a train) and write part 2 of the post (from a desktop computer […]
My summary notes of Martin Weller’s superb book The Digital Scholar, with my own reflections prompted by the book in brackets. The resources involved in scholarship are changing in the digital age. This is not a case of new replacing old, as books and journals are as influential as ever, rather it is a diversification of the […]
(via AyeshaKazmi from the Occupy Boston protest) [View the story “Pursuing an academic career in an age of austerity?” on Storify]
ePamphlets is a word I’m using until a better one occurs. As part of the process of continuous publishing , I’ll regularly curate ePamphlets based on my online work in the area. The kind of things they collect: Podcasts Videocasts Blog Extended chunks of writing Quotes from reading (I’m also using the blog as my reference manager […]