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The advantages of hybrid academic-administrative careers (opinion)
Life beyond the tenure track can feel a little like starring in a Choose Your Own Adventure story, the kind where one decision could lead to possible glory, treasure or infinite happiness, while another could end in ruin, despair or potentially being eaten by a shark.
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yesterday
"American Gods" Super-Producer Bryan Fuller Reveals How TV Studios Kept De-Gaying His Characters | NewNowNext
Bryan Fuller was honored with the Outfest Achievement Award last night. Introduced by Zachary Quinto and Kristin Chenoweth, who worked with Fuller on Pushing Daisies and American Gods, Fuller revealed his attempts to add gay characters over the years have been thwarted by studio executives.
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29 days ago
Toxic Masculinity Is the True Villain of Star Wars: The Last Jedi | Den of Geek
This article contains MAJOR The Last Jedi spoilers. When Oscar Isaac's Resistance pilot Poe Dameron took to the screen in The Force Awakens, many saw him as this new generation's version of Han Solo. The comparison, while not perfect, is sound.
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7 weeks ago
Wonder Woman’s ‘No Man’s Land’ was the best superhero moment of 2017 - Vox
Four years ago, lots of people engaged in some pretty idiotic conversations about bringing Wonder Woman to the big screen.
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9 weeks ago
African Influences in Cybernetics - Ron Eglash
The problems of natural/artificial dualisms encountered by cyborgs are similar to those which plague activists and theorists in the long historical battles against racism.
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10 weeks ago
The Real-Life Wonder Woman Origin Story Combines Science, Polygamy, and Feminism | Inverse
You say you wanted Professor Marston to be, above all, a love story. In what ways did that dictate how you made the movie? I thought the content itself was so potentially controversial, I didn’t want to “otherize” their experience.
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10 weeks ago
Angela Robinson Defends Queerness in ‘Professor Marston’
The atmosphere got a little tense during an otherwise cheery Sunday afternoon New York Comic-Con panel about the upcoming biopic Professor Marston and the Wonder Women.
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10 weeks ago
Syfy Angela Robinson Professor Marston and the Wonder Women interview
Call it the year of Wonder Woman. After appearing in a grand total of two—count ‘em, two—feature films from her creation in 1941 to 2016, Wonder Woman’s popping up in twice that many films in 2017 alone. First there was LEGO Batman, where she had a small role. Then Wonder Woman.
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10 weeks ago
Angela Robinson on the frank eroticism of her Wonder Woman movie - The Verge
There’s no denying that writer-director Angela Robinson has excellent timing. Her new film, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, about the creation of the Wonder Woman comic book character, has been in the works for years.
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10 weeks ago
time.com
The first man Wonder Woman ever sees, at least in the record-setting movie version of her story, is a fighter pilot. He crashes, she saves him, and that sets in motion her departure from the safe all-female island she grew up on.
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11 weeks ago
A statue to Félicette, the first cat in space. by Matthew Serge Guy —Kickstarter
Oui. In 1963. In the early days of spaceflight research, scientists all over the world wanted to understand how the lack of gravity in space could affect human astronauts. So animal astronauts led the way, to see if life could survive in space at all. 
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11 weeks ago
Tips to help academics respond to right-wing attacks (essay)
In recent weeks, we have witnessed intense and diverse efforts by far-right activists and journalists to harass, bully, threaten and discredit activist and critical intellectuals.
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11 weeks ago
The Believer Logger
If Stranger Things and The Leftovers have traumatically illegible experiences as their subject, Sneaky Pete and Patriot provide a different kind of encounter with questions of legibility, lawfulness, and legitimacy. On the surface, these shows are about a con artist and a spy respectively.
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11 weeks ago
LGBT community anger over YouTube restrictions which make their videos invisible | Technology | The Guardian
YouTube has responded to accusations of discrimination from high-profile members of its LGBT community, who have reported their videos being hidden by the platform.
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12 weeks ago
Something is wrong on the internet – James Bridle – Medium
I’m James Bridle. I’m a writer and artist concerned with technology and culture. I usually write on my own blog, but frankly I don’t want what I’m talking about here anywhere near my own site.
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12 weeks ago
Judith Butler discusses being burned in effigy and protested in Brazil
Judith Butler is no stranger to controversy. Her books and speeches about philosophy, literature and gender have won her both critics and fans. In philosophy and gender studies, she is among the leading academics in the United States today.
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12 weeks ago
Asgardia, the world's first 'space nation' - CNN Style
Written by The world's first "space nation" has taken flight. On November 12, Asgardia cemented its presence in outer space by launching the Asgardia-1 satellite.
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november 2017
How assessing if a cat is a liquid advanced science.
This story was originally published on the Conversation and was republished here with permission. A liquid is traditionally defined as a material that adapts its shape to fit a container. Yet under certain conditions, cats seem to fit this definition.
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november 2017
Michael Vavrus
Note to readers: In Spring of 2107 the Evergreen State College was rocked with protests originating both on and off campus, including a threat by an individual who stated in a 911 call, “Yes, I am on my way to Evergreen now with a .44 Magnum.
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november 2017
404PageFound | Active Vintage Websites, Old Webpages, and Web 1.0
404PageFound Pray Before the Head of ‘Bob’ Piero Scaruffi’s Web Site Lambsoft Productions TravelASSIST Magazine Technical Advisors McSpotlight CNN O.J.
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november 2017
17 Ancient Abandoned Websites That Still Work | Mental Floss
The golden age of dial-up is over, but these Internet fossils will make you feel like it’s 1996 all over again. When Microsoft made its users install Internet Explorer One, one customer wasn’t happy about the change.
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november 2017
Penn grad student says she's under attack for teaching technique to encourage all to talk in class
Anyone who’s ever taught a class knows some students say more than others. And most professors eventually develop some way of encouraging quieter students to contribute.
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november 2017
I started Occupy Wall Street. Russia tried to co-opt me | Micah White | Opinion | The Guardian
We are witnessing the advent of social movement warfare: the deployment of social protest as an effective alternative to conventional military conflict writes Micah White, one of the co-creators of Occupy Wall Street I have sometimes been approached by persons that I suspected were either a
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november 2017
Fetishism of digital commodities and hidden exploitation: the cases of Amazon and Apple
An essay written by the Wu Ming Foundation around the time of Steve Jobs' death which lays out the facade of the corporate 'miracle' and argues against net-fetishism. [The original version of this essay was published on Giap on 26 September 2011, several days before Steve Jobs died.
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november 2017
The College Kids Doing What Twitter Won't | WIRED
Two days before real-life troll Milo Yiannopoulos would descend on UC Berkeley’s campus in September, Ash Bhat and Rohan Phadte were sizing up a railing partisan on Twitter from their college apartment.
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november 2017
Campus stance on free speech facilitates trauma against Black students
“I think this (free speech) is not the defining issue of the country. The defining issue of the country is white supremacy. Most of the debate around free speech and hate speech or discrimination is predicated on the notion that speech really doesn’t hurt.
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september 2017
How TV Became Art | The New Yorker
In 2002, in an article called “The Televisionary,” Malcolm Gladwell told the story of the invention of television. The visionary in question was a man named Philo T. Farnsworth.
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september 2017
BOYCOTT THE ALT-RIGHT @UCBerkeley September 24-27th A letter from UCB Faculty to the Campus and Berkeley Community
While there has still not been an official announcement from campus administrators, we are learning that from September 24th to 27th, the University of California at Berkeley will provide a platform to Milo Yiannopoulos, Ann Coulter, Stephen K. Bannon, Breitbart media and their far right audience.
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september 2017
Video: How White Nationalism Became Normal Online
One of the most shocking images from the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 11 was the spectacle of several hundred young people taking up torches and marching in support of white nationalism.
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september 2017
How ‘Doxxing’ Became a Mainstream Tool in the Culture Wars - The New York Times
“All together now!” Ms. Cory, 48, shouted to a cheering crowd in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood on Saturday. They were protesting a rally planned by far-right organizers about a mile away. Online vigilantism has been around since the early days of the internet.
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september 2017
Exclusive: Boxing Legend Ann Wolfe Talks Playing Artemis In Wonder Woman, Her Film Debut - blackfilm.com/read | blackfilm.com/read
Currently in theaters from Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Comics is the action adventure Wonder Woman,  directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot in the role of Diana Prince/Wonder Woman.
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september 2017
Evergreen Course Combines Feminism & Math | The Daily Caller
Evergreen State College, the site of racially-motivated May protests, offers a winter and spring 2018 course that examines math through a feminist lens.
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august 2017
A proposed anti-doxxing law could make data less secure.
Personal medical information from 1 in every 4 Americans has been stolen. On average, there were three data breaches in the U.S. every day during 2016. People outed by trails of left-behind data have taken their own lives. “Better” outcomes of doxxing include relentless abuse and death threats.
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august 2017
Long before they conquered the Internet, cats took over the world - The Washington Post
Thousands of years before Hello Kitty and Grumpy Cat, some wild little felines and early farmers made a tacit deal: One side would act a bit docile and kill grain-raiding vermin, and the other would tolerate the cats’ presence and let them eat scraps.
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august 2017
The Wonder Woman Effect - The New York Times
LONDON — Gal Gadot, DC Comics and the whole Justice League gang are not the only big winners from “Wonder Woman,” the film franchise that has already taken in more than $780 million globally; it just seems to keep on giving (and is already gearing up for a sequel).
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august 2017
Stuart Hall and the Rise of Cultural Studies | The New Yorker
In the summer of 1983, the Jamaican scholar Stuart Hall, who lived and taught in England, travelled to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, to deliver a series of lectures on something called “Cultural Studies.
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july 2017
The Complex Gender Politics of the 'Wonder Woman' Movie | Hollywood Reporter
Can Patty Jenkins make the superhero world safe for female directors? Warner Bros.
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july 2017
Wonder Woman Review: Patty Jenkins's Hard-Won Wisdom | The New Yorker
A story of disillusionment and lost innocence, of vain ambition and bitter victory, Patty Jenkins’s “Wonder Woman” is a movie told in flashback, starting with its heroine, Diana (Gal Gadot), doing curatorial work in the present day beneath the Louvre’s glass pyramid.
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july 2017
The clear divide on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet
There has been a plethora of red carpet events recently, a chance for females to stress over their gown choices and dutifully credit designer names to camera while men rock up in an off-the-rack suit and comfortable shoes.
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july 2017
Wonder Woman on Themyscira | fxguide
Before Wonder Woman was joining forces with Batman and others in her "League", she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, the fictitious all-female sanctuary of Themyscira was created by the Gods of Olympus.
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july 2017
This Is How Cats Conquered The World
It would have been an African wildcat, Felis silvestris; specifically, a member of the subspecies Felis silvestris lybica, which domestic cats are descended from. It would have looked pretty much like a modern cat, to the untrained eye. Of course, it probably happened dozens or hundreds of times.
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july 2017
A Cyborg Manifesto of Black People In Theory – Performing the Digital → Blog
There is not a theoretical absence of blackness and the black body (both male and female) because they are used as political frame or experience (blackness) or object of study (the black body) by academics who strive to subvert or chip at the hegemonic force known as the canon (which does occasiona
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june 2017
The Future of the Left Is Female
A lot of people predicted that women were going to change America’s political history in January of 2017. But pretty much no one anticipated that they’d be doing it as leaders of the resistance.
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june 2017
On the Form of the Video Essay | TriQuarterly
Send New Beasts by Joe Wenderoth History by Dinty W. Moore Grandpa by Steven Chen by Kristen Radtke October Fire by Michael Lent Wolfvision by Robyn Schiff Nick Twemlow Gut Renovation by Su Friedrich The essay’s innermost formal law is heresy.
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june 2017
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It is with great satisfaction that we submit to you this report regarding the tenure application of Professor Minerva McGonagall. We recommend that she be granted tenure, although, as you will see further on in this parchment, we have several reservations.
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june 2017
He Lets His Cat Outside To Discover The Snow, But Wasn’t Expecting The Surprise He Got… Just WATCH - YouTube
May 27, 2017 at 10:34AM: Most cats don’t enjoy snow so much, but this Norwegian Forest cat would rather go out side and jump in the snow then do anything else – Forget the toys, it’s snow time! Nala the cat even likes catching snow balls – so much in fact that she will jump up on the door and ask for his owner to come and throw snowballs for her… It’s NOT something you’d expect! You’ve gotta see Nala’s when there’s snow outside, it’s awesome
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may 2017
Gamergate FBI file shows no charges brought despite confessions - Business Insider
The day before Halloween, FBI agents showed up at the home of a Massachusetts man linked to dozens of rape, bomb, and death threats targeting women involved in the video game scene.
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april 2017
Toxicity and Tone Are Not The Same Thing: analyzing the new Google API on toxicity, PerspectiveAPI.
Google’s Jigsaw group today launched Perspective API, their api to create better conversations but their first role out, their first machine learning model is to help deem or rate conversations as ‘toxic’ or not.
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april 2017
Emotional Labor From Students Of Color Ain't Free, Cornell | The Huffington Post
Far above Cayuga's waters, I am a Senior at Cornell and I am tired of being the teacher of my own race/class/gender/disability-based trauma. Y'all have never compensated us for this extensive emotional labor invested by us day in and day out. We came here to graduate, not to perform your job.
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april 2017
Matt Mitchell Is Arming Underserved Communities With Anti-Surveillance Tools - Motherboard
Matthew Mitchell had one of his first encounters with surveillance in the 1990s. At General Electric, his work usually involved repairing computers. But after a sexual harassment incident at the company, superiors asked Mitchell to retrieve his co-workers' search histories.
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april 2017
Hackers, Trackers and Snoops: Our Privacy Survey Results
Protecting our privacy and staying secure in the physical world is second nature. We lock our doors to keep out unwanted guests. We shut our blinds to thwart nosy neighbors. And we tuck away our wallets to foil thieves. It’s habit. And it’s common sense.
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april 2017
Just Wait Until I Get Tenure
A Facebook friend, Steven Salaita, recently wrote a post about academe arguing that tenure-track professors are kidding themselves if they say they will become more radical once they get tenure.
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april 2017
Russians used ‘Bernie Bros’ as ‘unwitting agents’ in disinformation campaign: Senate Intel witness
At Thursday afternoon’s meeting of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Retired Gen. Keith Alexander — former director of the National Security Agency — said that Russian operatives targeted both liberal and conservative voters in its disinformation campaigns during the 2016 election. Dr.
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march 2017
The End of Prestige Television - The Toast
 The final episode aired on a Sunday night at 9, following months of public commemoration. There were spontaneous parades in twelve cities. The New York Times published a profile that literally glowed (each copy was hand-brushed in strontium aluminate).
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march 2017
University of Michigan Moves to Increase Diversity - The Atlantic
The administration has launched a multiyear racial and socioeconomic diversity plan, but a lot of students aren’t pleased. ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Jacqueline Graniel spent her whole childhood in Southern California assuming other families also lived paycheck to paycheck.
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march 2017
The Invisible Labor of Faculty of Color on Campus - The Atlantic
The “invisible labor” done by professors of color is not usually rewarded with tenure and promotion. But it is more important now than ever.
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march 2017
How Netflix embodies a seductive myth of the algorithmic age.
This essay is adapted from What Algorithms Want: Imagination in the Age of Computing, by Ed Finn, published by MIT Press. On Tuesday, March 28, Ed Finn will discuss What Algorithms Want at an event in Washington. For more information and to RSVP, click here.
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march 2017
Has the Video Essay Arrived? | Moving Image Archive News
Publications in both film criticism and academic film studies have historically been in writing, but as affordable lightweight cameras and digital film-editing tools increasingly have put video production into the hands of anyone, that has been changing.
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march 2017
YouTube Blocks LGBTQ Videos Under Restricted Mode | Teen Vogue
YouTube is working on ways to filter out offensive content, but some vloggers have noticed that one of its latest tactics has created a serious feeling of censorship towards the LGBTQ+ community.
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march 2017
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