Toxicity, Metrics, and Academic Life

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The second Radical Open Access conference was held on June 26-7, 2018 at Coventry University on the “Ethics of Care.” I participated from a distance via Skype, delivering a tweet storm style presentation based on a 3000 word essay entitled “Toxicity, Metrics, and Academic Life” that was published by Meson Press as a pamphlet posted to the CORE repository on Humanities Commons.

Here is the Twitter Moment I curated from the presentation:

ADFL Plenary Panel: International Digital Public Humanities

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The 2018 Association of Departments of Foreign Languages Summer Session North was hosted by the College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University May 30-June 2, 2018. I was invited to participate on a plenary panel and to hold a workshop on the HuMetricsHSS initiative. Plenary III: International Digital and Public Humanities Presider: Sangeetha Gopalakrishnan, Wayne State University Speakers:

  • Anke K. Finger, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs
  • Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Michigan State University
  • Christopher P. Long, Michigan State University

In my ongoing attempts to perform the values for which I argue, my contribution to the plenary panel was offered in the form of a tweet storm. The idea is that a presentation on international public digital humanities should itself be international, public, and digital. Because Twitter is a broadly public platform, it allows for a wide dissemination of ideas beyond those present at the conference. Moreover, providing the content in the form of tweets invites colleagues to engage directly with the ideas developed in the presentation itself. In this case, I sought to demonstrate the value of collegiality by amplifying and celebrating the excellent scholarship of my colleagues in the College of Arts & Letters and of my co-PIs on the HuMetricsHSS grant.

In experimenting with the platform, it turns out that the tweets appear most elegantly here on a WordPress site and are more easily preserved for posterity by curating them as a Twitter Moment.

So here is the tweet storm captured as a Twitter Moment; I invite you to engage with the ideas presented here either with comments below or on Twitter.