2020 10 01 tweets

RT @tressiemcphd: Everyone using these tools should get a priest, go to confession, and then immediately stop teaching human beings. I am p…

Thu Oct 01 17:34:49 +0000 2020

RT @brennacgray: @tressiemcphd Have you seen that Proctorio is suing an educational technologist from UBC for warning about these issue? Su…

Thu Oct 01 17:36:43 +0000 2020

RT @humcommons: Christopher P. Long, Dean of the College of Arts & Letters, Michigan State University, on how the Commons supports scholars…

Thu Oct 01 22:18:29 +0000 2020

This day.

Fri Oct 02 21:28:34 +0000 2020

Replying to @BerondaM


Fri Oct 02 22:45:42 +0000 2020

Replying to @kamrannaim

You are not kidding.

Sat Oct 03 12:17:51 +0000 2020

Replying to @sharonmleon

I’ll be right there.

Sat Oct 03 13:57:29 +0000 2020

Replying to @kaythaney

I’m so sorry, KT. It’s just awful.

Sat Oct 03 17:21:37 +0000 2020

I would be curious to know what percentage of you have been running around with Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” on repeat in your heads for the last several days?

Sat Oct 03 17:50:30 +0000 2020

Replying to @kfitz

I mean, I’m not complaining, it drove out a FAR worse 70s-era pop ballad that I was having a really hard time getting rid of.

Sat Oct 03 17:51:29 +0000 2020

Replying to @dfreelon

It is an easier proposition to address precisely because it doesn’t require rethinking the basic economic structures of academic publishing. Just flip the payment from the consumer side to the producer side, and the middleman continues as usual!

Sat Oct 03 18:14:07 +0000 2020

Replying to @dfreelon

Never mind that it exacerbates \(at times, I believe, intentionally\) the inequities in who gets to speak, while opening up whole new audiences for those who can afford them.

Sat Oct 03 18:15:53 +0000 2020

Replying to @dfreelon

Yep. As well as independent scholars, scholars in non-university jobs, scholars in the global south…

Sat Oct 03 18:22:58 +0000 2020

Replying to @alexwade

Call it a hunch.

Sat Oct 03 19:08:33 +0000 2020

So here’s where I think we are: either they’re indiscriminately throwing heavy-duty drugs at a mild case in hope of expediting recovery, or they’re lying about the gravity of his condition.

Sun Oct 04 19:38:49 +0000 2020

Replying to @kfitz

Malpractice or lying. Or both! More or less where we’ve been for the last 3.75 years.

Sun Oct 04 19:40:02 +0000 2020

RT @Bob_Wachter: The more I think about it, the more concerned I am about 25th Amendment issues & Trump's mental status. We know he was "le…

Sun Oct 04 20:10:38 +0000 2020

Replying to @SheilaABrennan, @JenHoward, @brettbobley and @sharonmleon

+1 for seeing about the possibility of your mom’s. I bought three huge Staub cocottes when Chefs catalog was going out of business, and just love them.

Sun Oct 04 22:49:48 +0000 2020

Replying to @veek

Indeed. Huge congratulations again, V!

Mon Oct 05 08:55:16 +0000 2020

RT @CALMSU: The Emergency Response Archive of Puerto Rico, led by #MSUCAL Assistant Professor Christina Boyles, received a Mellon Foundatio…

Mon Oct 05 15:44:04 +0000 2020

RT @humcommons: Joseph A. Salem, Dean of Libraries MSU, Michigan State University, on the advancing of digital work and equal access to inf…

Mon Oct 05 15:44:43 +0000 2020

RT @brianklaas: Two things that these housekeepers don't have in common with President Trump:

1) If their cases get serious, they won't ge…

Mon Oct 05 23:35:22 +0000 2020

RT @DHatMSU: Tomorrow! 12PM - 1:15PM Eastern, we are pleased to join @vszabo who will be presenting the 2020 DH Distinguished Lecture: "The…

Mon Oct 05 23:50:43 +0000 2020

OMG I don’t know whose MacArthur to be most happy about! @tressiemcphd! @nkjemisin! @marylgray! What an amazing cohort!

Tue Oct 06 16:50:24 +0000 2020

RT @akaGladys: WE MADE IT FREE, Y'ALL.

Students, contingent workers, un\(der\)employed folks, and everyone in between, join us! https://t.co…

Tue Oct 06 21:26:06 +0000 2020

This is the meanest thing anyone has said to me all day. \(And it’s been a day\.\) https://twitter.com/SarahEBond/status/1313529133910065155

Tue Oct 06 21:33:15 +0000 2020

Replying to @SarahEBond

That is just the question.

Tue Oct 06 22:42:53 +0000 2020

RT @NEH_ODH: Congratulations @humcommons! We in @NEH_ODH are proud to have been early supporters of the Humanities Commons CORE, the open-a…

Tue Oct 06 22:49:19 +0000 2020

RT @humcommons: As the Commons expands, we’re expanding our team! We’re seeking a technical lead to help us grow. https://sustaining.hcommons.org/2020/10/08/come-work-with-us/ h…

Thu Oct 08 13:22:50 +0000 2020

RT @humcommons: More about the position is available in this presentation \(https://docs\.google\.com/presentation/d/192YIBDcu53xxkcaAOL0HlMdUS8M7lkB9evZ\-vupr5Zk/edit?usp\=sharing\) and applications will be accepted throu…

Thu Oct 08 13:23:03 +0000 2020

RT @BobbyChesney: This is a system-blinking-red moment. Horrific enough that these terrorists \(that is EXACTLY what they are\) sought to kid…

Thu Oct 08 20:33:18 +0000 2020

Mayor Pete wasn’t my candidate, but boy is he good at this. He just keeps talking with those even Midwestern tones and that sweet Opie face right up until you realize that he’s completely cut your liver out of your body while you weren’t looking. https://twitter.com/PeteButtigieg/status/1314212949255319556

Thu Oct 08 20:48:04 +0000 2020

Example two. The second and a half of dead silence when they cut back to the studio is the moment of realization that key internal organs are suddenly gone. https://twitter.com/FredTJoseph/status/1314156225572024320

Thu Oct 08 20:49:21 +0000 2020

RT @CALMSU: Congratulations to @MSUEnglish Professor @aprilbakerbell who received the @ncte George Orwell Award! This award recognizes out…

Thu Oct 08 20:54:48 +0000 2020

Replying to @k8dee16

Completely agreed.

Thu Oct 08 21:30:22 +0000 2020

Replying to @firegythia

I am so happy to hear this. I had a ginormous Russian Blue who was consistently fat-shamed by the vet right up until he suddenly developed hyperthyroidism and became a bag of bones. Big cats are big.

Thu Oct 08 22:03:08 +0000 2020

Replying to @firegythia

\(He lived to be 18 and the worst things he suffered from — hyperthyroidism aside — were orneriness and tooth decay\.\)

Thu Oct 08 22:05:33 +0000 2020

Replying to @firegythia

He was pretty awesome.

Thu Oct 08 22:37:43 +0000 2020

RT @terrainsvagues: I am so excited to post this position! 4-year position, DH specialist w/interest in emerging tech. Come work with me, @…

Fri Oct 09 18:55:45 +0000 2020

Replying to @BerondaM

Huge congrats! I can’t wait to read it!

Fri Oct 09 22:37:56 +0000 2020

So looking forward to reading this! https://twitter.com/BerondaM/status/1314626686974001153

Fri Oct 09 22:38:12 +0000 2020

This is SO GREAT. Huge congratulations to @shanakimball and friends for creating such a shareable, user-friendly resource! https://twitter.com/shanakimball/status/1314650320564297728

Sat Oct 10 12:03:00 +0000 2020

Replying to @LibSkrat and @paigecmorgan

I just got a prescription for computer-specific glasses that I haven’t gotten filled yet. For me, it was less about the effects I’m sensing on my eyesight \(tho that too\) than the effects getting my progressives centered right is having on my neck.

Sun Oct 11 14:44:09 +0000 2020

RT @humcommons: Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Digital Humanities, Michigan State University, on how the Commons supports openness and a…

Mon Oct 12 16:17:04 +0000 2020

RT @DHatMSU: All #MSUDH, @MSUGenCen people, and others @michiganstateu: the CFP for Locus: Intersections of Digital Technology and Gender S…

Mon Oct 12 19:59:31 +0000 2020

Replying to @amandalicastro, @upennlib, @jadedid and @terrainsvagues

Wow!!! Huge congratulations — and well done, UPenn!

Mon Oct 12 20:02:52 +0000 2020

This totally made my morning. Thank you!!! https://twitter.com/camisantistevan/status/1316012780869173249

Tue Oct 13 14:06:11 +0000 2020

RT @humcommons: The Commons is seeking a new technical lead! \(Also, the position listing has been corrected\!\) https://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/504100/technical-lead-the-commons-information-technologist-ii

Wed Oct 14 19:10:08 +0000 2020

RT @humcommons: Please share this posting widely, and contact us with any questions you may have about the position. https://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/504100/technical-lead-the-commons-information-technologist-ii

Wed Oct 14 19:10:17 +0000 2020

I think they call this fleeing the jurisdiction? https://twitter.com/davidmackau/status/1317263811737432064

Sat Oct 17 01:18:42 +0000 2020

Replying to @CathyNDavidson

Good question!

Sat Oct 17 01:25:36 +0000 2020

Replying to @tcarmody

Now *that* would be television worth watching.

Sat Oct 17 01:26:43 +0000 2020

Y’all. I found myself really needing to make some progress on a writing project. In order to do so, I needed to clear both my head and my schedule. https://kfitz.info/retreat

Sun Oct 18 18:49:04 +0000 2020

RT @mannahattamamma: Unplug, people. It will be okay. Maybe even better than ok. @kfitz with some wise words

Sun Oct 18 21:13:29 +0000 2020

RT @humcommons: We're committed to a platform with a sustainable future that has room to grow. Find out more about the future of Humanities…

Mon Oct 19 21:36:57 +0000 2020

RT @martin_eve: On the second day of open access week, my true love gave to me... The open access edition of _Reassembling Scholarly Commun…

Tue Oct 20 10:38:18 +0000 2020

RT @martin_eve: The book features essays from Bruno Latour, Thomas Nkoudou, @kfitz, @jfwinters, @nowviskie, @lawsonstu, @pennyb, @JohnWill…

Tue Oct 20 10:38:29 +0000 2020

Replying to @jcmeloni

I’ve still got the Gowalla t-shirt I snagged at SXSW way back when!

Tue Oct 20 21:32:52 +0000 2020

Replying to @jcmeloni and @JenServenti

It was the greatest. But yeah, 2020. I shall try to remain cautious in my optimism.

Tue Oct 20 21:50:36 +0000 2020

RT @UBC_PH: We're pleased to cohost this upcoming talk with @ubcLibrary. @KFitz, Director of @DHatMSU, will explore the ideas in her influe…

Wed Oct 21 18:48:54 +0000 2020

RT @humcommons: With the transfer to @michiganstateu Humanities Commons is implementing a new Terms of Service. You can find the updated te…

Wed Oct 21 21:09:34 +0000 2020

Replying to @veek

I had vague awareness of the dancing baby, for me it’s either Badger Badger Badger or The End of Ze World. Can’t remember which order they came in.

Wed Oct 21 22:01:18 +0000 2020

RT @humcommons: As the Commons expands, we’re expanding our team! We’re searching for a technical lead to join us. Applications are open un…

Thu Oct 22 12:51:28 +0000 2020

RT @humcommons: For more information about the position: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/192YIBDcu53xxkcaAOL0HlMdUS8M7lkB9evZ-vupr5Zk/edit?usp=sharing

Thu Oct 22 12:51:32 +0000 2020

Hear, hear! Thanks for the invitation, @MikeFurlough, and for the great discussion, @UNC_Librarian @pmhswe and @lisalibrarian! https://twitter.com/pmhswe/status/1319364682436796416

Thu Oct 22 19:54:13 +0000 2020

Replying to @firegythia

Not I. My cravings are all starch and salt.

Thu Oct 22 22:22:05 +0000 2020

Replying to @firegythia

God, I’m so sorry. I woke up with a migraine this morning and have been miserable all day — but I have one every couple of months. I hope you get a break soon!

Thu Oct 22 22:29:06 +0000 2020

RT @tressiemcphd: A model for Deans and University Presidents https://twitter.com/NBCNewsPR/status/1319348765094969345

Thu Oct 22 22:31:18 +0000 2020

Replying to @hels

Omfg. I’m glad I didn’t see this 7 hours ago or I’d have been mad all day.

Fri Oct 23 23:32:03 +0000 2020

This is what I mean when I talk about the importance of academy-owned infrastructure. https://twitter.com/BiellaColeman/status/1320088068041355270

Sat Oct 24 20:44:46 +0000 2020

The key component of academy -owned infrastructure is governance. It’s the only means of ensuring our platforms serve our values. Put another way: if you’re not at the table, you’re the meal. https://twitter.com/ProfKFranke/status/1319813405314895872

Sat Oct 24 21:39:02 +0000 2020

MUCH too on the nose:
Evangeline Merchant. https://twitter.com/mikechenwriter/status/1319856509145108487

Sun Oct 25 19:58:13 +0000 2020

Replying to @SarahEBond

Had a terrifying moment of assuming this was going to be about MSU.

Sun Oct 25 20:02:19 +0000 2020

Replying to @rmounce and @martin_eve

Exactly. And imagine if universities were willing and able to contribute time and effort \(in addition to $\) to helping make it better for everyone.

Sun Oct 25 20:50:19 +0000 2020

Replying to @billhd

Ha! I’m constantly finding out I’m older than I think I am.

Mon Oct 26 14:02:41 +0000 2020

I've got a new project -- and I need your help with it: Leading Generously. https://kfitz.info/leading-generously/

Mon Oct 26 14:02:55 +0000 2020

RT @humcommons: Learn more about the future governance of Humanities Commons on our Sustaining the Commons website, including how you can g…

Mon Oct 26 15:38:54 +0000 2020

Replying to @pubkat

I am SUPER excited about this. :)

Mon Oct 26 18:02:15 +0000 2020

Replying to @knupsky and @ProfMSCaballero

Thank you so much for this! I really appreciate it, especially this morning.

Tue Oct 27 11:46:48 +0000 2020

Replying to @edrabinski

Yeah, there’s a big difference between “voting for candidate X produced tangible evidence of a better world” and “voting against candidate Y helped forestall the apocalypse.”

Tue Oct 27 14:04:15 +0000 2020

It's more than a little painful to be posting this today, but I don't know what else to do. Here's the first part of Leading Generously, the draft introduction. I'll look forward to hearing any thoughts or advice or questions you may have. https://kfitz.info/lg1-introduction/

Tue Oct 27 14:11:36 +0000 2020

Replying to @BerondaM

So much! I am so looking forward to Lessons from Plants, and to someday getting to emerge from our houses for another happy hour.

Tue Oct 27 14:52:47 +0000 2020

RT @humcommons: A reminder that we’re hiring! We’re seeking a technical lead to head up Commons development at MSU. The position is remote,…

Tue Oct 27 15:21:23 +0000 2020

RT @humcommons: More on the position here, too: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/192YIBDcu53xxkcaAOL0HlMdUS8M7lkB9evZ-vupr5Zk/edit?usp=sharing And feel free to contact us with any questions!

Tue Oct 27 15:21:31 +0000 2020

Replying to @HopeGraceFury

This is SO important — thank you for sharing! Would you be up for a conversation about your experience at some point?

Tue Oct 27 16:15:57 +0000 2020

RT @veek: Oh, man. @kfitz is writing a book called Leading Generously, as a follow on to her excellent Generous Thinking. I wish I could pu…

Tue Oct 27 18:41:54 +0000 2020

Replying to @jamescummings and @veek

Ahahahaha yes, 2020. :)

Tue Oct 27 18:48:34 +0000 2020

RT @YarnyLibrarian: Powerful paragraph from @kfitz: “Sacrifice tends to roll downhill, and to accelerate in the process. This is how we win…

Tue Oct 27 20:47:30 +0000 2020

We’d love any pointers! https://twitter.com/laurenfklein/status/1321147907177930752

Tue Oct 27 21:00:45 +0000 2020

Replying to @SheilaABrennan

That would work if we didn’t need to break it up sometimes. :-/

Tue Oct 27 21:08:01 +0000 2020

Replying to @matthewdlincoln and @SheilaABrennan

That’s a good way of framing it, because it is mostly sorting by last name that we’re concerned about.

Tue Oct 27 21:26:05 +0000 2020

Replying to @TerriGivens

Ooh, this sounds amazing! Thanks for the link, and I’ll look forward to reading the book!

Tue Oct 27 21:43:26 +0000 2020

RT @walshbr: Already getting a lot out of this new project from @kfitz. https://twitter.com/kfitz/status/1321092185597616128

Wed Oct 28 14:49:53 +0000 2020

RT @amandaelaan: "Sacrifice tends to roll downhill, and to accelerate in the process. This is how we wind up with furloughs and layoffs amo…

Wed Oct 28 15:41:35 +0000 2020

RT @gmbritton: As an editor, I always look for books that argue with each other. It’s rewarding when a reviewer spots those conversations.…

Thu Oct 29 17:56:39 +0000 2020

Replying to @tressiemcphd

This is dead-on. Add to her beauty a voice that is highly marked for femininity, and you get someone that many would love to look at and hear saying “let me get you another beer,” but when she actually says what she actually says the illusion is broken, and they hate her.

Thu Oct 29 21:12:18 +0000 2020

RT @astrotoya: A Professor said one time; “You all have a little bit of ‘I want to save the world’ in you, that’s why you’re here, in colle…

Fri Oct 30 22:00:19 +0000 2020

Thoroughly looking forward to this! https://twitter.com/UBC_PH/status/1322231090875035648

Sat Oct 31 00:50:59 +0000 2020