2021 08 01 tweets

RT @NEH_ODH: Did you know: Digital humanities projects like @humcommons have received @NEH_Challenge grants to support infrastructure deve…

Thu Aug 05 17:17:17 +0000 2021

This has managed to be a whole week of Are You Effing Kidding Me,.

Thu Aug 05 18:13:40 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

Yes, it’s only Thursday afternoon. We got a whole week of it into three and a half days.

Thu Aug 05 18:14:29 +0000 2021

Replying to @annehelen

Not at all. Back in February, I was all “once I’m fully vaccinated I can…” and so plans could be made. Last week someone asked me about Thanksgiving and I’m all 🤷🏻‍♀️

Fri Aug 06 19:23:41 +0000 2021

This is heartbreaking. And devastating to consider the number of people today who are so deeply solipsistic that they won’t even do the absolute minimum necessary to protect others. https://twitter.com/CRBerginMD/status/1423899543721058304

Sat Aug 07 16:54:57 +0000 2021

I often get asked to speak or write about why the university should focus on open infrastructure development. From now on, I think I’m just going to point everyone to @boone: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=o-5R4a156hA&feature=youtu.be

Sat Aug 07 21:31:03 +0000 2021

Replying to @boone

I always knew that guy was smart. But it’s amazing to hear him lay it out like this.

Sat Aug 07 21:32:52 +0000 2021

Replying to @FranoisLachanc2 and @boone

I certainly hope so.

Sun Aug 08 00:03:52 +0000 2021

I’ve said several times that I want to take a sabbatical to focus on reading. But here’s the more specific thing I think I mean: I want to put every sense of productivity down for a while and just read without any goals involved.

Sun Aug 08 15:54:16 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

I don’t want to read for research. I don’t want to read to assess or evaluate. I just want to read to read.

Sun Aug 08 15:54:29 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

And I think behind that is the enormity of all of our exhaustion right now. I want time without projects. Time just to absorb and recharge without feeling like something has to come out of it.

Sun Aug 08 15:54:45 +0000 2021

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Serendipitous and slow sounds exactly right!

Sun Aug 08 16:15:51 +0000 2021

Replying to @FranoisLachanc2

Hmm. Perhaps!

Sun Aug 08 16:17:13 +0000 2021

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Sara Ahmed’s on my want-to-read list, too, along with a bunch of Lauren Berlant and Sianne Ngai and Maggie Nelson. All of which I’ve been putting off because it wasn’t *for* something, which is sad. It’s just for itself, which is all I want.

Sun Aug 08 16:27:18 +0000 2021

Replying to @story645

I… wow.

Mon Aug 09 00:41:49 +0000 2021

RT @story645: @kfitz twitter's algorithm is something else 🙃

Mon Aug 09 00:42:06 +0000 2021

Replying to @airplanereading, @BloomsburyLit, @BloomsburyAcad and @HouseOfNaqvi

My pleasure! It’s a wonderful book, and I’m really looking forward to being able to recommend it to colleagues.

Tue Aug 10 12:48:27 +0000 2021

Replying to @martin_eve

Thinking about you, Martin — I’m glad you’re at least starting to get some answers, and hope that you get home safely and comfortably!

Tue Aug 10 15:43:44 +0000 2021

You know, when our dumpster fire of an interim president resentfully submitted his two weeks notice, the board of trustees accepted the letter of resignation but made it effective immediately. Just saying.

Tue Aug 10 17:53:03 +0000 2021

Replying to @meganeabbott, @sallynyc, @Hyperbolyst and @PutnamBooks

MEGAN!!!!! 🍾🥂🎉❤️❤️❤️

Wed Aug 11 23:29:11 +0000 2021

Replying to @BerondaM and @levarburton


Thu Aug 12 12:45:47 +0000 2021

This. It’s so great to be unreservedly happy about someone’s utterly deserved success! @tressiemcphd https://twitter.com/atrubek/status/1425813725509001220

Thu Aug 12 14:11:30 +0000 2021

Replying to @tressiemcphd

Yep. Shawn Graham \(@electricarchaeo\) has been working on this and it’s seriously grim. https://twitter.com/electricarchaeo/status/1426216017605414913

Fri Aug 13 16:29:06 +0000 2021

Replying to @JustusNieland and @Criterion

I… 👀

Sat Aug 14 22:32:01 +0000 2021

RT @alexabrown: Is someone talking too much in a meeting? A relative trying to give you unasked for advice? May I suggest my 4-year-old’s p…

Mon Aug 16 23:35:41 +0000 2021

RT @martin_eve: I have been invited to join the technical advisory group of Humanities Commons, the platform behind the MLA's subject repos…

Mon Aug 23 15:59:37 +0000 2021

Replying to @martin_eve

You certainly aren’t. And I’d say that calling arXiv an experiment \(after it’s just celebrated its 30th anniversary\) is a problem as well.

Mon Aug 23 20:29:55 +0000 2021

I took a few days off work for a pre-semester long birthday weekend, and spent most of it off of this site as well. Much as I missed some of you \(SOME of you\) the time away was pretty delightful.

Mon Aug 23 20:44:01 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

I read more things I wanted to read, I thought about things I wanted to think about, and did a lot less worrying about things I can’t control.

Mon Aug 23 20:44:22 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

So I’m thinking pretty hard right now about my social media usage, what it’s good for, and what it’s not good for.

Mon Aug 23 20:44:39 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

I wish there were a better way to determine what “connected enough” looks like, and to sort of fiddle with the knobs to turn the volume up and down as needed.

Mon Aug 23 20:44:52 +0000 2021

I’m reading an amazing work of critical theory originally published in 1990 and am suddenly cast back to that moment when the ultimate insult that could be levied at your work was that it was “reductive.”

Mon Aug 23 21:21:25 +0000 2021

Replying to @martin_eve, @paulwalk and @terrainsvagues

CORE is currently Fedora-based, but we have an upcoming project that will explore its future — specifically in conjunction with COAR Notify!

Tue Aug 24 09:09:27 +0000 2021

Pondering the Commons and its role in preventing the spread of misinformation today. I’d love your input. https://team.hcommons.org/2021/08/25/misinformation-and-the-commons/

Wed Aug 25 14:26:35 +0000 2021

I am delighted to announce that we are hiring two \(TWO\!\) full-time team members to help expand Humanities Commons: a community development manager focused on bringing new organizations and institutions into the network… https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/507682/specialist-outreachfixed-term

Thu Aug 26 13:15:44 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

Please help spread the word! Review of applications for both positions will begin on September 7. The full position descriptions are linked above, but feel free to get in touch with me, or with our search committee chair, if you have questions!

Thu Aug 26 13:15:45 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

…and a user engagement specialist focused on facilitating active participation among Commons users. https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/507722/specialist-outreachfixed-term

Thu Aug 26 13:15:45 +0000 2021

RT @james3neal: Very excited to learn that @lesliekwchan and @kfitz are two of the keynote speakers for the upcoming virtual @HeyOpenEd Co…

Fri Aug 27 14:07:01 +0000 2021

RT @terrainsvagues: I'm a little biased, sure, but @humcommons is a great, mission-driven platform devoted to providing open, sustainable i…

Fri Aug 27 14:07:27 +0000 2021

Replying to @EthanWatrall

We’ve had clouds of them waiting outside the house. I can’t even sufficiently DEET myself to get out and deadhead my beds.

Sat Aug 28 13:35:13 +0000 2021

Replying to @EthanWatrall and @finnarne

From mLive. This was six weeks ago… and they just keep coming. https://www.mlive.com/weather/2021/07/youre-not-crazy-mosquitoes-are-terrible-in-parts-of-michigan-right-now.html

Sat Aug 28 18:40:26 +0000 2021

Replying to @billhd, @EthanWatrall and @finnarne

The day I opened my mailbox and a small cloud of mosquitoes flew out of it was NOT a happy day.

Sat Aug 28 19:03:57 +0000 2021

Sixteen years ago I worked out my Katrina stress in part through several days of live blogging what was happening inside my brain. https://kfitz.info/katrina/

Sun Aug 29 11:57:42 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

My family is still in southeast Louisiana, battened down and waiting. Sending all my prayers that way.

Sun Aug 29 11:59:19 +0000 2021

Thinking a lot today about how all these years later we’re still reaping the whirlwind the Bush administration sowed.

Sun Aug 29 13:58:58 +0000 2021

RT @humcommons: We're looking for two new team members! Interested in becoming the Community Development Manager or the User Engagement Spe…

Mon Aug 30 16:23:33 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

Ida turned just a hair to the east late last night, so the storm didn’t pass directly over BR. And being to the west of center, BR caught the “clean” side, after the storm’s counter-clockwise spin dumped most of the wind and rain.

Mon Aug 30 19:52:42 +0000 2021

My parents live in Baton Rouge, about 80 miles WNW of New Orleans. I finally heard from them a little while ago — they’re safe, operating on generator power, with only spotty cell/phone service.

Mon Aug 30 19:52:42 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

NOLA and surrounding parishes caught the “dirty” side of the storm, being east of center. I’m praying for all my friends and family there — because if my mother’s Ida was the scariest storm ever, I cannot imagine what they experienced.

Mon Aug 30 19:52:43 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

And even so, she said just now that Ida was the scariest storm she’s ever been through.

Mon Aug 30 19:52:43 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

My mother's been through a lot of hurricanes in the 50 years she's lived in southeast Louisiana. She's well inland — though less inland than she used to be — and she's well prepared.

Mon Aug 30 19:52:43 +0000 2021

Replying to @profwernimont

Me too — thanks so much!

Mon Aug 30 20:15:49 +0000 2021

Replying to @SheilaABrennan

It is something — it really caught me off guard!

Mon Aug 30 20:31:15 +0000 2021

Replying to @SheilaABrennan

God, yes. I keep remembering the day after Katrina thinking “boy, that was close!”… and then hearing the news. Trying not to hold my breath now.

Mon Aug 30 20:35:14 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

By the by, if you’re looking for a way to help, lots of folks have posted good options \(including the Cajun Navy\). My own personal go-to is the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, who do enormous good serving an 11-parish region. https://brfoodbank.org

Mon Aug 30 20:37:06 +0000 2021

RT @elotroalex: We're still accepting nominations and applications for the next @DHQuarterly General Editor (Ok, I'm gonna level with you.…

Mon Aug 30 21:07:23 +0000 2021

Replying to @lgmerchant

I’m so glad to hear! ❤️

Mon Aug 30 22:13:37 +0000 2021

Replying to @kwazana

It’s scary as all heck. ❤️

Mon Aug 30 23:56:46 +0000 2021

Replying to @Openreflections, @mitpress, @noahjspringer, @annotated_sci and @llisonvano

Congratulations!!! This looks fantastic.

Tue Aug 31 12:57:51 +0000 2021

This. It’s true of writing. It’s true of speaking. It’s true of a wide range of kinds of work that some of us might be privileged enough to do for love, but that others need to survive. https://twitter.com/scott_bot/status/1432694842782535681

Tue Aug 31 13:32:22 +0000 2021

Replying to @darth

Look that dog walks on water, I would not mess with them.

Tue Aug 31 14:36:58 +0000 2021

A reminder about these two open positions. We start reviewing applications soon — make sure yours is in! https://twitter.com/kfitz/status/1430881651740008450

Tue Aug 31 15:14:33 +0000 2021