2019 06 01 tweets

I’ve just noticed that a whole pile of my iOS contacts — some of whom I’d had birthdays for, and some of whom I hadn’t — all now have January 1, 1601 recorded as their birthdates. \(1\) Y’all are holding up well! \(2\) ????

Sun Jun 02 15:49:11 +0000 2019

Related: if I miss your birthday this year, I apologize.

Sun Jun 02 15:49:47 +0000 2019

Whoa. So 40 of my contacts were born at the beginning of time. https://twitter.com/arungapatchka/status/1135237338202689536

Sun Jun 02 17:42:29 +0000 2019

This is indeed infuriating. And is part and parcel of the phenomenon I pointed to here: https://twitter.com/kfitz/status/1131240712362758146 https://twitter.com/melissa_hubbard/status/1135161354367770624

Sun Jun 02 18:57:05 +0000 2019

Replying to @kfitz

It’s bait designed to keep us clicking by keeping us blaming one another for the mess we’re in. It’s the opposite of helpful. And we can only stop it if we refuse to play.

Sun Jun 02 18:58:46 +0000 2019

Replying to @jenneheise

Absolutely true. And entirely to the point. Every frame that understands us as in competition with one another fails to contend with the forces that are in fact demanding this agon from us.

Sun Jun 02 19:57:05 +0000 2019

Really looking forward to this! https://twitter.com/motolibrarian/status/1135615494071889922

Mon Jun 03 19:29:51 +0000 2019

Friends! Do you teach Introduction to Digital Media Studies \(or something like it\)? It’s been \(checks watch\) 9 years since the last time I taught it, and I suspect things may have changed a little… +

Tue Jun 04 13:55:24 +0000 2019

Replying to @kfitz

I’d love to see your syllabi, if you’re willing to share. I’ll of course post what I finally wind up with.

Tue Jun 04 13:56:13 +0000 2019

RT @marklargent: My latest Student Success blog post discusses new books by two MSU authors - Brendan Cantwell \(with Barrett Taylor\) and Ka…

Tue Jun 04 14:21:12 +0000 2019

RT @writeandrevise: Reading @kfitz's Generous Thinking and remembering talking with @ProfL12 about what public engagement looks like in lit…

Tue Jun 04 14:21:21 +0000 2019

Replying to @Infoventurer and @CameronNeylon

This sounds super interesting. I’d love to see your syllabus if you’re willing to share!

Tue Jun 04 14:22:45 +0000 2019

Huge congratulations, @jamespolchin, and happy launch day! https://twitter.com/wordbobby/status/1135960200433807362

Tue Jun 04 18:13:16 +0000 2019

RT @gmbritton: Bryan Alexander's Future Trends Forum with Kathleen Fitzpatrick, an interactive discussion on "Generous Thinking: A Radical…

Wed Jun 05 16:17:32 +0000 2019

Replying to @kfitz

You are way too nice, @BryanAlexander; the honor is mine! Looking forward to talking with you and with the #FTTE community. https://twitter.com/BryanAlexander/status/1136322174229327872

Wed Jun 05 17:24:43 +0000 2019

Wow, that is a fabulous list. I’m honored to be included! https://twitter.com/amjenner/status/1136323143683829760

Wed Jun 05 17:28:27 +0000 2019

Can’t wait! https://twitter.com/BryanAlexander/status/1136653501075992576

Thu Jun 06 15:22:47 +0000 2019

RT @BryanAlexander: @kfitz @kfitz 's book is
Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the University. Recently out from Johns Hopk…

Thu Jun 06 15:23:21 +0000 2019

Replying to @kfitz

Just about to get started with the Future Trends Forum. Looking forward to talking with the amazing @BryanAlexander. https://twitter.com/BryanAlexander/status/1136653501075992576

Thu Jun 06 17:57:40 +0000 2019

Replying to @kfitz

This super-exciting announcement from @ManifoldScholar today leads us to another one… + https://twitter.com/ManifoldScholar/status/1136664199692730368

Thu Jun 06 19:18:20 +0000 2019

Replying to @ManifoldScholar

My colleagues at @CALMSU @msulibraries and I have launched a new collaborative team working on the future of scholarly communication: @meshresearch.


Thu Jun 06 19:19:43 +0000 2019

Replying to @CALMSU, @msulibraries and @meshresearch

We’re working toward creating a sustainable, collaborative future for academy-owned, scholar-led infrastructure. About which more to follow. For today, we’re just delighted to get to be part of the @ManifoldScholar pilot program!

Thu Jun 06 19:23:18 +0000 2019

This is a great position working with some great people! https://twitter.com/terrainsvagues/status/1136692196944633857

Thu Jun 06 19:28:04 +0000 2019

RT @CALMSU: The American @ReligiousSounds Project, developed by researchers at @michiganstateu and @OhioState, is breaking new ground in re…

Thu Jun 06 21:33:43 +0000 2019

RT @CALMSU: In a collaboration between #MSUCAL & @msulibraries comes MESH Research, a collaborative, open-source team that supports faculty…

Fri Jun 07 21:57:29 +0000 2019

We are SUPER excited about welcoming @tophkat to the DH@MSU team! #MSUDH https://twitter.com/ReligiousSounds/status/1137038840256815110

Fri Jun 07 22:14:45 +0000 2019

“Troubling” only begins to scratch the surface. We’ve gradually handed them the entirety of the research workflow, because it’s easy. And because prestige. And so nothing we do belongs to us anymore. https://twitter.com/metatechne/status/1137026923010371584

Fri Jun 07 23:43:45 +0000 2019

Replying to @richove

Richard! Enormous congratulations! I am delighted for you!

Sat Jun 08 17:24:44 +0000 2019

New ponderings: We Have Never Been Social. https://kfitz.info/we-have-never-been-social/

Mon Jun 10 10:54:22 +0000 2019

Replying to @dancohen

Dang, now that would be a technological advance. \(PS: Thanks\!\)

Mon Jun 10 15:18:14 +0000 2019

Replying to @kfitz

This makes me so enormously happy. Thanks, @elouson! https://twitter.com/elouson/status/1138155848092573697

Mon Jun 10 20:37:31 +0000 2019

Replying to @ChrisAldrich, @dancohen and @IndieWebSummit

Alas, I’m going to be in Europe then! Maybe a future iteration?

Mon Jun 10 20:38:54 +0000 2019

Replying to @elouson

Ha! Really, I love the ways you describe what thinking generously can do, and the ways that it’s enacted in your work life. It’s inspiring, and I’m really grateful for it!

Mon Jun 10 20:53:05 +0000 2019

Replying to @CJ_Daugherty

It also has what may be my single favorite line in all of filmdom: “Everything happens to me, and now I’m shot by a child!”

Tue Jun 11 10:10:48 +0000 2019

RT @lesliekwchan: @kfitz See our attempt at mapping out the platformization of scholarly infrastructure by Elsevier and other major "publis…

Tue Jun 11 10:52:23 +0000 2019

RT @PaulaKrebs: For your fall lit and writing syllabi, consider embedding this free online course \(90 min, self\-paced\) on how to do researc…

Tue Jun 11 12:36:54 +0000 2019

RT @achdotorg: #ach2019 attendees who are veterans of the DH conference circuit — please sign up to LEAD Newcomers’ Art & Dinner groups / T…

Tue Jun 11 13:50:45 +0000 2019

RT @biblioracle: So @JHUPress is having a summer sale where the code HHOL gets 40% off every book in the store. Let me humbly suggest one a…

Tue Jun 11 14:35:49 +0000 2019

RT @biblioracle: Assuming the code works for pre-orders, I had a chance to read College Made Whole by Chris Gallagher in galley and it is p…

Tue Jun 11 14:36:04 +0000 2019

RT @biblioracle: It's still a ways off \(pre\-orders ship in Dec\.\) but I'm looking forward to @BryanAlexander's "Academia Next: The Futures o…

Tue Jun 11 14:36:10 +0000 2019

RT @biblioracle: .@HankReichman's essays on "The Future of Academic Freedom" cuts through the culture war B.S. and makes some clear points…

Tue Jun 11 14:36:16 +0000 2019

RT @biblioracle: "Generous Thinking" by @kfitz will literally make you rethink how you view the work of academia. It's an extended argument…

Tue Jun 11 14:36:20 +0000 2019

RT @biblioracle: Can't do a list like this without @cnewf's "The Great Mistake" which I recommend at least once a week for those who want t…

Tue Jun 11 14:36:36 +0000 2019

RT @biblioracle: Reminder, use the code HHOL for 40% on everything ☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️

Tue Jun 11 14:36:43 +0000 2019

RT @aupresses: We’re excited to be in Detroit for #AUPresses19! It’s the 1st time an Annual Meeting has been held in Michigan, & we’re thri…

Tue Jun 11 14:37:58 +0000 2019

RT @LibraryJournal: Provosts From the Big Ten Academic Alliance Issue Statement on Academic Publishing and Advocating for a “Sustainable an…

Tue Jun 11 15:46:21 +0000 2019

It suddenly occurs to me: I have never in my life before now really appreciated summer.

Tue Jun 11 23:24:18 +0000 2019

Replying to @kfitz

I spent five years in 1990s and another seven in the 2010s in NYC, where summer was sweaty and stinky and over air conditioned.

Tue Jun 11 23:24:19 +0000 2019

Replying to @kfitz

I spent twelve years in the Inland Empire where summer was far and away the worst time of year. And just wrong: it started in July and ran through October and included week-long 108 degree stretches.

Tue Jun 11 23:24:19 +0000 2019

Replying to @kfitz

I grew up in southern Louisiana where, if you missed summer, it was only at worst a couple of weeks away. \(And with 95 degrees and 95% humidity, you did NOT miss summer\.\)

Tue Jun 11 23:24:19 +0000 2019

Replying to @kfitz

It’s little wonder I have hated summer my whole life, despite all its supposed benefits. But I finally get it. Summer was invented for Michigan.

Tue Jun 11 23:24:20 +0000 2019

Replying to @MGisu82

We’re probably a little buggier here, but nothing like the Bug-of-the-Month Club in Louisiana.

Tue Jun 11 23:37:51 +0000 2019

RT @amplify285: A few years ago my institution committed to open access for scholarly pubs. Finally updating my website & in need of an OA…

Wed Jun 12 00:37:43 +0000 2019

RT @amplify285: And, if you want to think-think about this, here's a nice post from @kfitz that outlines what you gain by using a repositor…

Wed Jun 12 00:59:58 +0000 2019

I am delighted to be at @RutgersU today, speaking about solidarity and sustainability at their State of the Libraries meeting. #GenerousThinking

Wed Jun 12 17:00:55 +0000 2019

Replying to @brandontlocke

It’s crazy! And how much do I love hearing people complain about the heat or the humidity? I laugh and laugh.

Wed Jun 12 19:07:37 +0000 2019

I woke up this morning thinking that for sure my carefully laid plans for today were going to blow up on me. I mean, in what transportation universe do I think I live, planning to fly to NJ, take the train to New Brunswick, give a talk, and then train and fly back ALL IN ONE DAY?

Wed Jun 12 19:52:56 +0000 2019

Replying to @kfitz

I’m not back home yet, but I am back in the airport in plenty of time to make my flight home. Travel karma has been on my side, and with NJ Transit involved, that’s not nothing.

Wed Jun 12 19:53:55 +0000 2019

Replying to @seth_denbo

True. Very true.

Wed Jun 12 19:59:35 +0000 2019

Replying to @jackjewers

Aw, Fulcrum! My \(slightly derpy\) BFF.

Wed Jun 12 22:27:06 +0000 2019

Replying to @jackjewers

CHEESE ROOM. I am now having the best flashbacks.

Wed Jun 12 22:29:43 +0000 2019

Replying to @jackjewers

Aw man. I need a cheese room.

Wed Jun 12 23:57:08 +0000 2019

Replying to @brockter

That, I completely understand.

Wed Jun 12 23:57:28 +0000 2019

RT @gmbritton: In speaking about values-based scholarship, @cplong gives a hat tip to @kfitz and her excellent book, Generous Thinking: A R…

Thu Jun 13 20:25:20 +0000 2019

RT @tsmullaney: First words out of @Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne upon arriving & seeing unprecedented size of the crowd for @sta…

Thu Jun 13 22:15:40 +0000 2019

RT @dlbookman: Spending the past few days among peers and colleagues at #AUPresses19 I'm \(as always\) reinvigorated to go home, do good work…

Thu Jun 13 22:31:58 +0000 2019

RT @gmbritton: I stand with @stanfordpress and the faculty of @Stanford. #SupportSUP @aupresses

Thu Jun 13 22:32:24 +0000 2019

RT @pubkat: It is unacceptable to do anything but #supportSUP.

Thu Jun 13 22:32:33 +0000 2019

RT @palumboliu: Hundreds of Stanford faculty insist on being invited to Faculty Senate to hear discussion on Stanford University Press. To…

Thu Jun 13 22:37:17 +0000 2019

Research universities must support the academy-owned infrastructure that makes scholarship available to the world. University presses are a key component of that infrastructure. #SupportSUP

Thu Jun 13 22:40:52 +0000 2019

RT @gmbritton: Invest in excellence. https://twitter.com/tsmullaney/status/1139305026067636225

Thu Jun 13 23:13:46 +0000 2019

Replying to @Openreflections, @jeroenson and @ResEngland

HUGE congratulations, Janneke! I am delighted and looking forward to hearing more!

Fri Jun 14 11:55:11 +0000 2019

Replying to @martin_eve

This is enormously exciting, Martin — I can’t wait to see where it goes!

Fri Jun 14 11:59:29 +0000 2019

Replying to @tressiemcphd, @lisambayer, @aupresses and @ARLnews

Thank YOU!

Fri Jun 14 15:40:24 +0000 2019

Replying to @GeorgeOnline, @thatcamp, @dancohen, @foundhistory, @chnm and @jbj

That, I feel compelled to note, is my favorite t-shirt, worn so much that it’s falling apart. I would be willing to pay cash dollars for another one.

Fri Jun 14 15:51:22 +0000 2019

Spent a delightful day today with the P2L group — the directors of university presses that report through libraries, and the ULs they work with — talking about collaboration in scholarly communication, utterly confounding notions like this. #ReadUP #P2L3 https://twitter.com/boslibrarian/status/1139336306167701505?s=21

Fri Jun 14 21:39:31 +0000 2019

The notion that intelligence is a personal endowment or personal attainment is the great conceit of the intellectual class, as that of the commercial class is that wealth is something which they personally have wrought and possess. John Dewey, The Public and Its Problems

Sat Jun 15 21:39:21 +0000 2019

Replying to @mchris4duke and @caitycaitcake

Sending you all the ❤️ today!

Sun Jun 16 19:58:07 +0000 2019

Father’s Day can be difficult for a lot of reasons. But I have a lovely life, and a good book to read, a chipmunks going bonkers in my backyard. I’ll take today.

Sun Jun 16 20:12:14 +0000 2019

Replying to @kfitz

\(Other than the having to light the fireplace on June 16 bit\. Where you go, summer?\)

Sun Jun 16 20:13:22 +0000 2019

Replying to @BerondaM

NOT okay.

Sun Jun 16 20:32:42 +0000 2019

Replying to @kfitz

We are so happy to welcome @cantus94 to @DHatMSU! Looking forward to seeing what we have ahead. #msudh https://twitter.com/cantus94/status/1140643822772162560

Mon Jun 17 21:51:27 +0000 2019

Why is there no chocolate in this house. #why

Mon Jun 17 23:38:37 +0000 2019

Replying to @roopikarisam


Mon Jun 17 23:46:09 +0000 2019

Oh holy moly this is a generous review. Thank you, @rich_greenwald! https://twitter.com/danieljbrunson/status/1140946926843703297

Tue Jun 18 11:50:19 +0000 2019

RT @pubkat: From @rich_greenwald: 'GENEROUS THINKING' offers us a plan to move our national thinking about higher education in a way that e…

Tue Jun 18 17:20:35 +0000 2019

That is a good-looking collection of books! https://twitter.com/gmbritton/status/1141074874665803777

Tue Jun 18 21:34:13 +0000 2019

Replying to @martin_eve

Ah, Martin, I missed this earlier. I’m so glad you’re getting some answers, though they’re difficult ones. I hope that you have a good treatment plan ahead. Take care!

Wed Jun 19 20:25:04 +0000 2019

The past isn’t dead. It isn’t even past. https://twitter.com/NewsHour/status/1141425769299828737

Wed Jun 19 21:01:40 +0000 2019

RT @CALMSU: Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at @fairfieldu @rich_greenwald discusses @MSUEnglish @kfitz's book "Generous Thinking: A…

Thu Jun 20 13:16:42 +0000 2019

Replying to @NdrwLpz, @seandesilets, @kdrabinski, @edrabinski and @MLAnews

Yep! Unless it actually conveys needed information \(a less\-known publisher that might be most easily found by city; an edition with some local peculiarity\) it can be left out.

Thu Jun 20 17:54:33 +0000 2019

This ridiculous spring has at least resulted in something nice.

Thu Jun 20 21:37:10 +0000 2019

Replying to @kfitz

\(Of course, they’re on my kitchen counter instead of in my yard because the rain yesterday and today so battered them that they were all completely flat on the ground\. A little rescue was required\.\)

Thu Jun 20 21:38:51 +0000 2019

Replying to @TeresaMangum and @ObermannCenter

Thank you, Teresa!

Thu Jun 20 21:58:18 +0000 2019

Replying to @CJ_Daugherty

Oh, it’s just starting. Have you seen next week’s forecast? That’s apparently where they’ve been keeping Northern European summer, waiting for me to arrive.

Fri Jun 21 12:25:22 +0000 2019

Replying to @jackjewers and @CJ_Daugherty


Fri Jun 21 12:29:36 +0000 2019

RT @MikeFurlough: Today in important jobs: posting for Senior Program Officer, Scholarly Communications Program, Andrew W. Mellon Foundati…

Fri Jun 21 14:03:45 +0000 2019

RT @actualham: Really chewing on this nugget from @kfitz’s “Generous Thinking”:

“Genuine empathy results in self-questioning rather than…

Fri Jun 21 14:36:35 +0000 2019

RT @JHUPress: Read @thebafflermag's review of @kfitz's book "Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the University." The book "off…

Fri Jun 21 18:02:33 +0000 2019

Replying to @AprilHathcock and @NYULibraries

Congratulations!!!! So excited for you and delighted for @NYULibraries!

Fri Jun 21 21:16:43 +0000 2019

RT @roopikarisam: Tomorrow is the last day for early bird registration for #ACH2019. All registration rates will go up $50. Get your discou…

Mon Jun 24 14:36:21 +0000 2019

Replying to @ncecire

Not petty in the least. I get Katherined or Fitzgeralded a lot, and while it’s true that those are just slips, more common variants, etc., it’s hard to shake the sense that I’m not worth the effort of paying proper attention.

Tue Jun 25 10:14:53 +0000 2019

I keep coming back to this. I work closely with a Kristen and two Kristins, and have a friend named Kirstin. Taking the time to be sure you’re spelling someone’s name right doesn’t just matter — it says they matter. https://twitter.com/ncecire/status/1143428208597053440

Tue Jun 25 11:44:20 +0000 2019

Replying to @ncecire

“Close enough. You know what I meant!” Yes, yes I do.

Tue Jun 25 12:06:18 +0000 2019

Replying to @kristinarola

I am constantly aware of the possibility of error! I hope that helps me avoid it.

Tue Jun 25 12:37:37 +0000 2019

Replying to @peripatesis

It does hurt, at times surprisingly so. :(

Tue Jun 25 14:15:08 +0000 2019

Replying to @lynnegoldstein

This is amazing. \(And I’m sorry about the jerky “colleague\.”\)

Wed Jun 26 06:18:13 +0000 2019

Replying to @martin_eve

Sending all my best thoughts, Martin. Take care!

Thu Jun 27 13:16:42 +0000 2019

A thread on the many awesome things you can do with Groups on Humanities Commons. And you won’t be feeding data to companies undermining everything we care about! https://twitter.com/humcommons/status/1144259230448390145

Thu Jun 27 15:23:22 +0000 2019

Replying to @TeresaMangum, @MellonFdn, @ObermannCenter, @UI_HPG, @UIowaCLAS and @UIGradCollege

Thank you for this, and thanks to Marie! What a lovely post, and a great project!

Fri Jun 28 05:16:42 +0000 2019

Replying to @roseveleth

Wait, how can it be? She’s just a baby!!!

Sat Jun 29 17:53:36 +0000 2019

Replying to @robinsloan

This is a serious lesson, and one I took to heart in revising Generous Thinking. My “we” in the draft started out as a kind of shorthand for my imagined readership — sympathetic academics — and then I realized that that was exactly the problem I was trying to confront.

Sat Jun 29 19:16:49 +0000 2019

This is horrifying. And it's the reason we — academics — need to find ways to help get the public on our side. Voters need to know that this is *their* university being destroyed. #GenerousThinking https://twitter.com/Sonja_Drimmer/status/1144800537235398659

Sun Jun 30 15:42:21 +0000 2019

RT @SallyLHudson: Yes, agreed — but also ... academics need to be better voters, too. ❤️ this tweet if you have a PhD and can name both of…

Sun Jun 30 17:46:23 +0000 2019