@raffaele oh, hey Raffaele 👋🏽👋🏽👋🏽

Thanks @tb for double checking the right connections are there 😃

I do miss working on all the research projects all the time. New life demands it tho. Next few years has me doing more teaching or enabling others how to do what I did the past 10 years: the classroom, grad collaborative projects, the Mellon grant, archipelagos—basically supporting others...

...with a little found time for rediscovering my own writing and solo research work. Let's see how that goes to keep me juiced up.

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Now accepting applications for Graduate Assistantships at Greenhouse Studios .

Looking for prospective in students as well as current UConn students:

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AI tries to Césaire 

Hey OpenAI, could you please "write a new poem by Aimé Césaire on the theme of the Haitian Revolution"

How Césaire becomes Victor Hugo. LOL. My guess for why it went full-on Romantic is the overabundance of those poems on the internet.

"The Haitian Revolution has just begun" is a straight line from the translation I'm publishing on Duke Press next year. It does not exist on the internet. You can try by searching for that exact line in quotes on Google. It's not such a far fetch though. The Cahier is online in English and has the line "The work of man has just begun." That's probably how it put that one together.

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For me, one of the most astonishing things about deep learning is that the underlying mechanism is alarmingly, almost insultingly simple. I am just old enough to remember first-wave AI (Racter anyone? I had a copy when I was teenager!). I'm certainly old enough to remember the AI Winter. Honestly, the sort of things people were doing with logic-constraint programming and "expert systems" and all that was way, way more complicated.

I don't mean to suggest that it's easy to roll out your own Transformer, or that the math isn't a bit hairy (though I can certainly think of worse things...). But really, OpenAI is a sorting hat. It's amazing! It is, as Clarke put it, indistinguishable from magic. But deep down, it's a hat. That sorts.

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Unabashedly enthusiastic grad students are the life-blood of academia. The whole profession would do well to form itself around fostering their joy, instead of... whatever it's doing now.
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@miriamkp word. I got two pins for my futures here at Yale. Election today. We're very optimistic, though we have to wait until Jan 9th for the results because of mail-in ballots. 🕯️

@miriamkp dang! That's a lot of departamental support listed already. ❤️💪🏽

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They’re really turning up the pressure on UC faculty to pick up struck labor. We’ll stand strong, but anything you can do will help a lot! Here are some ways to support the striking workers. #fairucnow fairucnow.org/support/

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I'm privileged to be an advisory board member for The Maintainers, an interdisciplinary research network focused on #maintenance, #care, and #repair. Join us next week for a presentation by our ecologically-minded Maintainers Movement Fellows: "Embodying #Degrowth:" themaintainers.org/announcing-

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The Public Historian is a peer-reviewed journal (of the National Council on Public History) that reviews books, exhibits, podcasts, films, tours, and other products of historical interpretation by historians and community members. The journal is especially looking to review more public history programming.
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@OpenScienceFeed We are a new #openscience blog based on #digitalhumanities and we are calling for articles in english, portuguese or spanish. Please, share this message to your community.

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Greetings to you, from the most perfect holly leaf skeleton ever:
#autumn

@bestqualitycrab@mastodon.sociaprobably not. It's used in the essay where we learned about her. I myself avoid the term these days, but I needed the question to ring a bell, so made the exception.

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