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As I moved over to the server a bit of an . I am a cultural and media theorist working across the fields of (book) publishing and digital culture. My research explores the future of scholarly communications and experimental forms of knowledge production, incorporating processual and performative publishing, , scholarly poethics, media studies, book history, cultural studies, and critical theory. I am an Associate Professor at The Centre for Postdigital Cultures at Coventry University where I currently oversee the post-publishing research theme and co-lead on the COPIM project (Community-Led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs). I also support various publishing projects & collectives, including the Radical Open Access Collective, Open Humanities Press, the Open Book Collective, and Post Office Press. I also published an openly available monograph, Living Books. Experiments in the Posthumanities (MIT Press 2021)

Not being on :birdsite: anymore meant I missed the SHARP 2023 CfP "Affordances and Interfaces
Textual Interactions Past, Present and Future" which looks 100% right up my alley.
For others who may have also missed it 👇🏽

Implementing a Workflow for Combinatorial Books | Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs (COPIM)

Reading 'The Paradox of Open' ... 


... Now, this is exactly why I believe the work happening in COPIM to make the Open Book Collective (OBC) become reality is so important:
Not only does the OBC focus on making academic books available in an open way, it seeks to establish alternative support mechanisms for publishing differently, via community-owned and values-led socio-technical infrastructures.

See the intro post to the OBC's organisational model, which has been collaboratively penned by Eileen Joy, @openreflections and Team COPIM at:

Joy & Adema (2022). Open Book Collective: A Model for Open Community-led Governance. Community-Led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs (COPIM).

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Reading 'The Paradox of Open' ... 

Reading Paul Keller's and @tarkowski 's 'The Paradox oft Open' - and am really grateful for their clear and succinct analysis:

"It is slowly time to admit that a multitude of small victories is not enough in face of the monopolistic power. [...]"

"We should expect these ecosystems [OA, OER, open data] to soon fall within the domain of platform logic. It is slowly becoming time to admit that a multitude of small victories is not enough in the face of the monopolistic power wielded by today’s platforms. The only sensible action is to invest in alternatives to these platforms – ones that respect openness and other democratic values." 👏

Hey Skeuomorph Press has a site skeuomorph.ischool.illinois.ed & I wrote about choosing our name skeuomorph.ischool.illinois.ed

"[thinking] across time periods…helps us avoid a dangerous presentism, of limiting our imagination so that what exists seems to be the only thing that could exist"

It's out! All kudos to the many wonderful authors, only one of whose handles I know on Mastodon. And to coeditor extraordinaire Tony Alves, and editorial wünderkind Sarah Kearns at Commonplace. @roopikarisam


Might fall on deaf ears, but was happy to explain to a publisher wanting to expand portfolio why costs based on individual publication / facing authors or their funders is not the way to go. Might have mentioned , , and in the process.

Hello! We're the Public Philosophy Journal, an open access, digital-only journal that offers an open forum for the curation and creation of accessible scholarship that deepens understanding of, deliberation about, and action concerning issues of public relevance.

We're passionate about open scholarship, working with communities, and fostering more sustainable and equitable scholarly publishing practices, especially around peer review. We're over at Michigan State University with and @cplong.

All of our articles are open access and can be found on our website We have some exciting stuff coming out in the near future.

Looking forward to the conversations we'll have with all of you here in the federated space. 👋

Cory Doctorow about the attack on US public libraries and librarians by ‘a small but vocal minority of people who’ve been hoaxed by deep-pocketed right-wing media barons, who have propagated a lie that libraries are full of “groomers” who expose children to “inappropriate” materials as part of a program of sexual abuse’:

Following our migration to Mastodon, it's time for a small #introduction:

Melusina Press is a Diamond #OpenAccess publisher at the University of Luxembourg. We mainly focus on open-access book publishing, but have issued #executablePaper, #dataPaper and #videoEssay in the past as well. Publications are normally available online, as #TEI XML, EPub, PDF and Print.

Our mission is to become a #scholarLed, #PlanS compliant publisher for the #humanities & #socialSciences.

Proud: We at Utrecht University (Library) are making a structural financial contribution to essential open infrastructures supportive to #openaccess.

1st batch:
Directory of Open Access Books; Directory of Open Access Journals; ORCID; OAPEN Library; Public Knowledge Project;; DSpace, Arxiv, PsyArxiv and MediArXiv.

PhD opportunity (fully-funded) with myself, Dr Daniel Anderson, and Prof Patricia Phillippy: Experimental Book Formats Before the Printing Press: Application deadline: 15 February 2023

It occurs to me that I haven't done a proper on this new instance! My formal job title is Director of Digital Humanities and Professor of English at Michigan State University, but alongside that I also direct , a lab focused on building open-source interoperable tools for new forms of scholarly communication. I'm also director of , a scholarly network serving something like 50,000 users across the humanities and around the world.* And of course I'm one of your friendly neighborhood admins.

My interests circulate around the future of , as one component of thinking about how might become more , more spaces for cultural and intellectual work. Of late, that interest has led me to thinking a lot about and , and particularly ways that they can be more and .

Hi, we are sub\urban. We are an academic journal for critical urban research. We are open-access, scholar-led and we publish (mainly) in German.
Happy to be here!

#introductions I'm an #opensource developer currently working on the COPIM project ( to enable #openaccess book publishing and experimental publishing. I'm also a #culturalstudies writer and #film critic: I've covered a range of film festivals and reviewed films for @TAKEONECinema and on podcasts. I've written academic work on #videogames like #OuterWilds and #KentuckyRouteZero, on #television like #TwinPeaks and #Yellowjackets, and on #memes.

Join us @CWTS this Friday at 15h CET for Laura Rovelli’s online talk on participatory, diverse and inclusive #ResearchAssessment reforms in Latin America and the Caribbean. Laura is Coordinator of the Latin American Forum for Research Assessment (FOLEC), Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO), Member of DORA’s executive board and researcher at CONICET, Argentina

Heart full after reading @kanarinka 's forthcoming book on feminicide activists and counterdata science. I left my comments and you can leave yours too because it is open for community review on pubpub until Dec 22.

#datafeminism #datascience #genderstudies #FeministHCI

On November 17 (16.00-17.30h) the Research on Research Institute #RoRI organizes its next 'culture shift' seminar. In her talk Christen A. Smith will explore "the revolutionary possibilities and the political stakes of citation as a radical Black feminist praxis" and will consider how "we can redress inequality through a radical engagement with citation as not only intellectual practice but also as political intervention." Register now!

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