Hi, Merveilles! I'm L., soon-to-be-former admin of the https://humanities.one instance.
I'm primarily a writer, as well as an incorrigible reader. I've mostly stopped freelancing, so much of what I write on a day-to-day basis shows up at http://lrhodes.net, if you're curious. Interests include #philosophy, #history, #politics, #religion, #arts, etc.
As part of an effort to ensure that 85% of residents are within half a mile of fresh food by 2021, Atlanta is creating the nation's largest community food forest: https://www.wabe.org/atlanta-is-creating-the-nations-largest-community-food-forest/
Cambridge has a smart model, profit-wise at least. They have feeds for articles that start Open Access, but revert to paid after a month or so. That lets astute non-subscribers read the work and incorporate it into their own work. Which is smart because the long-term value of a scholarly work is tied to the number and breadth of works that cite it. Each of those citations point another potential buyer back to the journal.
I suspect that it isn't possible, btw. From a for-profit POV, the point of Open Access is to draw people in so that they see pay-per-view content in hopes that they'll be interested enough to pay for some. Building your site so that the only available syndication mixes OA with PPV material is a way of ensuring that repeat visitors see both.
Naturally, there's a Journal of Tolkien Studies: https://scholar.valpo.edu/journaloftolkienresearch
There's an entire journal dedicated to exploring (or maybe demonstrating) Animal Sentience: https://animalstudiesrepository.org/animsent/
Here's a fun one: Word Ways, the journal of word play studies.
What heretical software features can you imagine that would never fly at a growth oriented company but could totally work on free open source social media?
For example, algorithmic timelines are one way to deal with information overload. But what if instead your software offered suggestions for people to unfollow (this person posts a lot and you hardly ever interact with them)? Not necessarily a good idea but it's an idea we could implement that would NEVER happen on Twitter, Facebook, etc
Link to a Twitter thread detailing Librem One's privacy and security issues at launch. Major 0-days swept under the rug, trackers and analytics and more.
Kicks Condor builds a Muxtape-like app for Beaker in order to test out the current state of Dat: https://www.kickscondor.com/on-dat
Special issue of Ethics and International Affairs on AI and global security (open access through July)
Did you already see the insanely beautiful Map of the #SolarSystem by Eleanor Lutz? 🌌
She published the #python code and a tutorial on how she made it. ❤️
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