PSA: if there's a magazine article, journal issue, e-book, or other digital print media that you can't get because you don't have access through an academic institution, let me know and i'll try to snag it for you.

academic publishing is straight up highway robbery, copyright is a fuck, & all knowledge is our collective provenance

@muffinista this is the place, had to look it up... Bookman's Corner at 2959 N Clark Street. For some reason phone won't copy in the link but here's a few photos from Google.

@muffinista I was just in one in Chicago that had aisles half the size of this jutting off at all angles... It definitely felt dangerous

@brennen @alexis it's a little store on Northampton MA but if you get lost enough in the stacks who knows where you might come out

This Is Not an Atlas gathers more than 40 counter-cartographies from all over the world. This collection shows how maps are created and transformed as a part of political struggle, for critical research or in art and education: from indigenous territories in the Amazon to the anti-eviction movement in San Francisco; from defending commons in Mexico to mapping refugee camps with balloons in Lebanon; from slums in Nairobi to squats in Berlin; from supporting communities in the Philippines to reporting sexual harassment in Cairo. This Is Not an Atlas seeks to inspire, to document the underrepresented, and to be a useful companion when becoming a counter-cartographer yourself.


#NotAnAtlas #Geography #cartography #CounterCartography @weeklyOSM

More public sector science jobs, less private sector involvement in research. Anything else from a public official is just partizan nonsense dressed up as forward thinking.

Our local library has a pretty good black friday offer:

(translated from danish:)
"Borrow two books for the price of one
Twice as free"


so there's this website called
and it's fucking awesome. you can check live maps of weather, wind, temperature, ocean, chemical, and particle data collected by our satellites. It looks amazing too, I've seen a lot of hurricanes develop and run their course in real time, or keep tabs on air pollution caused by forest fires. Check it out, it's free and badass.

An end to blogging

This is unfortunate, but the Loon is in a tight corner and sees no way out of it.

This is a model of a Roman kitchen from 1 AD, over 2000 years ago. I like it because it's still basically recognizable as a kitchen. I wanted to share this because to me this shows that some human things never really change, and I think that's nice.

Academic book resource :OpenAccess: 

Last night I got to hear two bassoon concerti, one by Mozart and one a world premier written for the soloist. I freely admit I've got a soft spot for bassoon, but dang, y'all. I had no idea the instrument could sound _that_ good.

Not finding any recordings of the soloist, but here's the Mozart:

Gonna be real with everyone I do not understand a lot of these memes but I’m happy you all are enjoying yourselves

In media theory, there's a concept known as silence spiral. It was developed by Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann and represents the situation where people don't express their opinions because it isn't the "popular opinion", making the popular opinion seem even more popular

US Pol- Update 

That thing when you realise that the publishing industry is such a goddamn racket that awards charge publishers for getting longlisted, again for getting shortlisted, and sometimes even for winning

So @thebookseller was in touch today to ask for the @WomensPrize letter. We used it as an opportunity to send an email which clarifies our thoughts on the fee structure of prizes a little more (as well as emphasise how important they …

So the way Olivia James manages to make the extremely good new Nancy comics and survive all the shit people throw at them on the internet is: a) be anonymous b) don't read the comics and pretends she is just posting them for her friends and editor

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