Archive fever – one tweet at a time

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Crossposted here.

Déjà vu, déjà entendu [24]

Seen all these.

Being human, becoming human, and ceasing being human [2]

A few illustrations.

  • “Humans are hooked. Machines are learning.” (Source unknown)
  • Yes, master. (Design Museum Gent, 2017)

Déjà vu, déjà entendu [23]

We ship you and we ship you hard. [4]

Goncharov: why has the internet invented a fake Martin Scorsese film? (The Guardian, 25 November 2022, first learnt via this tweet; see also the Shazaam story)

Neil Gaiman: With the greatest possible respect, “has decided they are in love” is fandom’s default mode. I could have put up pictures of Maggie and Nina and talked about how they hate each other and were each other’s worst enemies and fandom would have nodded its collective head and muttered “ah. Friends to enemies trope. They are in love.” I’m just looking forward to everyone loving Maggie and Nina as much as I do. (7 October 2022, via this tweet)

RT @DiscussingFilm A feature film adaption of Ali Hazelwood’s ‘THE LOVE HYPOTHESIS’, a novel that was originally ‘Reylo’ fanfiction, is in the works. (Source: Deadline) (7 October 2022)

RT @Stormy_Robyn *whispers* my favourite fanfic author just posted a story after years of silence and I am freaking the fuck out (18 April 2016; apparently this is not an uncommon experience, as shared in similar tweets such as this and this, especially during the heights of the pandemic…)

Then and now [2]

I am involved in another MOOC that is currently in the pipeline. This course — my brain child, as it was described at a working group meeting yesterday — is for prospective doctoral students, especially those coming from underrepresented backgrounds. It is exciting to see how it is taking shape, but the whole process is giving me a lot to reflect on.

  • Marie-Alix Thouaille (2017). The ideal PhD researcher has no baggage. LSE Impact Blog, 26 September.
  • London Higher (2022). Diversifying the pipeline to doctoral study [member discussion], 8 June.
  • RT @farahbakaari I think the problem with graduate school is that a 27-year-old mortal is expected to possess the physical stamina of a 19-year old athlete and the intellectual output of a middle-age tenured professor. (21 September 2022)
  • Neelam Wright (2022). Can we decolonise our doctoral training? Wonkhe, 5 October.