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AmericanScience: A Team Blog: Lovecraft, Science, and Epistemic Subcultures
"Thinking about these communities reminded me of Lovecraft’s earlier interactions. In some ways, amateur journalism and epistolary circles of Lovecraft’s day were not unlike the blogs and webpages that Less Wrong and the chemtrailers use. (Yes, I know the dangers of cross-temporal and cross-technological comparisons.) Still, I think there is much to explore about how such groups produce and distribute their knowledge against the background of an epistemic status quo. If scientists have their journals—as Alex Csiszar has been exploring—the laity have their amateur journalism and their blogs. And such spaces give historians of science and technology and STS scholars a chance to examine and probe the practices of epistemic subcultures." Annotated link http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http://americanscience.blogspot.com/2012/04/lovecraft-science-and-epistemic.html
sts  science  media  amateur  history  technology  insider  outsider  boundaries  expertise  laypeople  journalism 
april 2012 by tsuomela
Poetry
Islands Apart: A Notebook
by Eavan Boland
poetry  professional-standards  culture  outsider  marginal  academic 
july 2008 by tsuomela

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