# 2019 09 01 tweets

RT @edifiedlistener: I'm learning a lot here as I go. The threats to public #HigherEd are several. The tension between stated missions rega…

RT @edifiedlistener: 4 years ago, I wrote, "In my dreams my children and grandchildren will not go to college; they will give birth to one.…

Thank you! I’m grateful to see your response this morning, and hope that we can continue to work toward institutions capable of and committed to fostering community.

We finished it last night. Just devastating.

So much that can’t be known, that can’t be fixed, that can’t be resolved. It’s going to haunt me, I think.

I turned 52 last week, and am not exactly sure how that happened. But it’s time for a new avatar that looks a bit more like the me I’m becoming than the me I used to be.

I got some amazing new furniture for my birthday, though, including the best reading chair I’ve ever owned. I have a new favorite spot in the house.

Thank you! :)

Thanks, Martin! I hope you’re doing well.

Thank you, Jeroen!

It’s the darndest thing. Congrats to you as well!

Thank you! It feels weirdly like a milestone, more than 50 did. Maybe it’s the reading chair. :)

Aw, thanks Élika!

Love you and miss you, Steph. You’re the best. ❤️

Thanks, Sheila!

Thank you, James!

Ooh, warning taken! 😁

Art Van!

Thank you — that is really kind!

Thanks! :)

Thanks, Regina!

This is as fine a description of generous leadership as I’ve seen. https://twitter.com/profsamperry/status/1168484409986732038

Thank you! And backatcha!

Thank you! :)

That is serious ice.

Jen, you are the GREATEST. We all owe you so much — thank you for everything you do, and for 25 years of doing it!

Omg he’s gotten so big!

The Global Digital Humanities Symposium is going into its fifth year. The CFP is now available; submit a proposal and join us! http://www.msuglobaldh.org/cfp/

The deadline for submissions for GlobalDH is 1 November. Note as well that we do our best to help defray travel expenses for all accepted speakers!

Hi! We’re not seeing issues with site creation on our end. If you’re still having trouble, email hello at hcommons dot org with details!

Fab, thanks!

Uh, things could be a whole lot better, too, like say if I were there in person, just saying. https://twitter.com/CameronNeylon/status/1169226979557572609

I’m visiting @UBuffalo today, helping celebrate the launch of their new Digital Scholarship Studio and Network!

Fantastic news! Congratulations, @jsalem75 — looking forward to the possibilities ahead! https://twitter.com/Ron_Hendrick/status/1170130278607667201

Spending the morning doing laundry and reading and fighting down my nausea as the corruption underlying so many institutional narratives about innovation and success is finally brought to light.

It’s terrible. I’m so sorry.

In so many ways.

All of this, and as Siva says: Lessig first, then thread. https://twitter.com/sivavaid/status/1170791391670222849

This is what the privatization of higher education has produced: a deep rejection of conscience and desire to evade accountability.

Indeed. It’s a kind of systemic corruption that uses innovation for cover.

RT @ananny: To better know Media Lab history & context, check out smart & careful work of these 2 women $$who I also proudly call friends$$:…

I am unavoidably watching the MIT debacle play out through the lens of the MSU debacle. In both cases, institutional advancement has outweighed anything like conscience or responsibility. It’s a horror. +

And it says so much about who and what the donor-driven, privatized system of public higher education has been led to value, and who and what it has been allowed to ignore. Or worse.

RT @ekansa: @kfitz Succinctly put. Weird how "disruption" never disrupts the people that finance the disruption.

I wish I could tell you how much I needed this today, @hels. 🙌 https://twitter.com/hels/status/1171146840911171584

RT @elouson: Spotted in @lymanbriggs college

RT @ekansa: I'd like to see this as well, provided we rebuild humane institutions. FYI @kfitz has some excellent ideas about how: https://t…

Same. Same same same. 😊

There are a few ways! You can tag all deposits, which will then be searchable; if you let us know, we can build a collection from that. Or you can create/join a group and share all deposits with that group; the group then becomes a collection space.

Not really. Collections $$like those highlighted at https://hcommons\.org/core/$$ grow as new items get added, I don’t think there’s a way for those additions to generate notifications.

Tom! Huge congratulations!!! We should talk. :) cc @meshresearch

Hmmmm, good question. CORE really is intended for completed work meant to be publicly shared. My own inclination would be to share job market materials a bit less publicly, but I’d be interested in hearing from others!

I started this morning a good bit earlier than I usually like, but after an excellent coffee with @EthanWatrall and some much-needed good news in the inbox, I am having an awesome day, and wish all the same for all of you. 🎉

“The goal shouldn’t be to avoid being evil; it should be to actively do good.” Huge congratulations, @zephoria, and equally huge thanks. ❤️ https://twitter.com/zephoria/status/1172547697498304513

RT @kate_sonka: It’s not too late to submit a proposal for @ALC_MSU. We want to hear from YOU! #a11y #MSUa11y https://twitter.com/ALC_MSU/status/1172563378327314432

That is just rude.

RT @gmbritton: Academics worried about self-promotion: as a university press editor, I am looking specifically for authors with a platform.…

Boy things are interesting on here this morning.

My three cents? $$a$$ Don’t let anybody persuade you not to make a gift of your work to the world by calling that self-promotion. Use that work in public to connect to others.

$$b$$ Saying that work that isn’t immediately communicated in the open form you want is “worthless” is both wrong and rude, especially when you’re punching down. Grant everyone the space to make their work public in their own way and their own time.

$$b\.2$$ And encourage openness rather than demanding. Don’t be a dick.

This past week, I finally wrapped up the last of my big summer projects, so this weekend I got to turn my gaze ahead, at last. $$As well as getting to turn it back to my own projects\.$$

That started with doing some reading toward my spring syllabus. And lo but that reading today helped me zero in on a question in the next big thing I want to write.

Of course that means my reading list just got ten things longer. But at least I know what I’m reading now, and why. And I’m super excited about it.

I’m still not sure I’d go with “worthless,” but “selfish” and “elitist” might not be uncalled for.

Wait, what? I need to know more.

Replying to @brettbobley, @snonsumr and @JenServenti

RT @aupresses: Welcome to #PeerRevWk19! We look forward to exploring Quality in Peer Review all week long, especially in a free webinar w/…

RT @gmbritton: Happy Peer Review Week everyone! In addition to authors with platforms, we like books that have their quality assured by pee…

RT @mkgold: Getting involved with @achdotorg is one of the most rewarding things I've done in my career. Please consider nominating yoursel…

Please do nominate yourself or others, and feel free to contact me if you have questions! https://twitter.com/achdotorg/status/1173568463895314432

I’ve been thinking this morning about the difference between Planned Obsolescence and Generous Thinking, and why the latter, and the response to it, means so much to me right now. When I was writing Planned Obsolescence, I thought I had answers to big ... https://kfitz.info/17-september-2019-0820/

This kind of engagement matters so much — thanks, Beronda!

Bikes can move too quickly into crosswalks for drivers of turning vehicles to register and respond. We saw this here yesterday — a crosswalk that was clear one second had a bicyclist midway across the next. Had we looked away or started to turn it would have been terrible.

RT @wvanwezenbeek: Share knowledge. Care for your community. I just wrote another blog with a big thank you to @kfitz $$and @CameronNeylon$$

Migraines are the worst.

I don’t have them terribly often, thank goodness, but alas that means when I do the chances are high that my meds have expired. As today.

Thanks. Every time I have one of these I think of you and others of my friends who deal with this frequently. :(

Huh. I guess that makes sense. I have no idea if cycling on sidewalks is legal here or not, but boy people sure do it…

RT @PubPhilJ: The 5th @PublicPhilNet Conference is right around the corner! You can preview and sign up for exciting workshops below. We'll…

RT @aupresses: Ready to explore quality in peer review with @s2ceball, @BBouloukos, @kfitz, @sylviamath & @kwissoker? Join our free webinar…

RT @JHUPress: "Peer review at its finest is an act of extraordinary generosity and is capable of engendering generosity in its wake." Writi…

ENORMOUS congratulations, @tressiemcphd! I could not be more delighted for you!!! https://twitter.com/nationalbook/status/1174695450462629888

My thought exactly. I can’t believe they tried!

I *love* this book and can not wait for all of you to read it. https://twitter.com/JHUPress/status/1175047720664522752

Oh my word did I need that this afternoon! :)

This is a crucial question —but we also need to ask how public engagement is rewarded. Public scholars need to be protected from punishment on and off campus. https://twitter.com/SCrichlow/status/1175534741665341445

I’ve only been a Michigander for two years, and even I know what an insult this is. https://twitter.com/paulegan4/status/1175485632883363842

Oh, Jade. I missed this yesterday. I’m so sorry for your loss.

I am enormously excited to be keynoting Humanities 20/20 at Vanderbilt this Friday, supporting the faculty’s development of a vision for the future of the humanities at the university. https://events.vanderbilt.edu/#!view/event/date/20190927/event_id/16983

At this point I usually want to go with “and that’s all I have to say about that!”

It’s been a really rough last four days here on the home front, but you know what would make it better? Seeing congresspeople actually do their jobs. $$Thanks for stepping up, @RepSlotkin\.$$

RT @NQuamWickham: Sometimes, too, we find accountants and engineers in our Humanities classes later in life, when they realize how terribly…

Omg this is GENIUS. Good on ya, @perrycollins! https://twitter.com/shorttage/status/1176884011563548672

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On my way to Vanderbilt for Humanities 20/20! https://events.vanderbilt.edu/#!view/event/date/20190927/event_id/16983

RT @caromholland: yes, we are happier

and by happier I mean ANGRIER AND READY FOR THE REVOLUTION https://twitter.com/kfitz/status/1176830059971338240

Huge congratulations, Rahawa!

I highly recommend this accompaniment. https://twitter.com/MurielSR/status/1177664489027751938

I’m so grateful to have had such a brilliant, energizing day thinking about the future of the humanities with grad students and faculty at the @RPWCenter at @VanderbiltU. I can’t wait to see where this planning leads them!