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Lambda School
A school that only requires you to pay back tuition after you start earning$50000
education  professional  alternative  business-model 
may 2019 by tsuomela
Could an archival 'deed of gift' be translated into social media collections?
web-archive  ethics  archives  principles  professional  gifts  social-media 
june 2016 by tsuomela
NOVA | Orchid Hunter | Great Amateurs in Science | PBS
"They are the nonprofessional scientists who every now and then make their professional counterparts green with envy for the enormous contributions they make to their discipline. Here, in no particular order, meet ten amateur scientists who secured such an enviable place in the history of science."
science  amateur  professional  success  citizen-science 
april 2013 by tsuomela
Science Journal Produces a Different Kind of Viral Video - Technology Review
The world's first peer-reviewed video journal gives scientists a better way to show others how to replicate experiments.
science  communication  professional  video  demonstration  biology 
may 2012 by tsuomela
Loper OS » Engelbart’s Violin
In the mind of today’s technological entrepreneur, the ideal user (and employee) is semi-skilled – or unskilled entirely.  The ideal user interface for such a person never rewards learning or experience when doing so would come at the cost of immediate accessibility to the neophyte.  This design philosophy is a mistake – a catastrophic, civilization-level mistake.  There is a place in the world for the violin as well as the kazoo.  Modern computer engineering is kazoo-only, and keyboards are only the most banal example of this fact. 
computer-science  computer  design  interface  input-device  keyboards  technology  professional  tools 
may 2012 by tsuomela
Lawyer Mind, Judge Mind
"Several recent discussions on a variety of unrelated topics with different people have gotten me thinking about two different attitudes towards dialectical processes. They are generalized versions of the professional attitudes required of lawyers and judges, so I’ll refer to them as lawyer mind and judge mind.

In the specialized context of the law, the dialectical process is structurally constrained and the required attitudes are codified and legally mandated to a certain extent. Lawyers must act as though they were operating from a lawyer-mindset, even if internally they are operating with a judge-mind."
law  mind  habit  professional  thinking  style  dialectic  judicial 
april 2012 by tsuomela
[1106.1915] Abstract art grandmasters score like class D amateurs
"Hawley-Dolan and Winner had asked the art students to compare paintings by abstract artists with paintings made by a child or by an animal. In 67% of the cases, art students said that the painting by a renowned artist is better. I compare this with the winning probability of the chessplayers of different ratings. I conclude that the great artists score on the level of class D amateurs. "
art  amateur  professional  judgment  abstract-art  modern-art 
july 2011 by tsuomela
Ethics of Innovation Symposium Identifies Points of Tension for Libraries
"Librarianship is a profession steeped in ethics. But now more than ever some of those staunch ethical positions put libraries at odds with evolving user expectations when it comes to privacy and the use of commercial tools and services.

This tension served as the starting point for an online symposium held November 17, which brought together more than 400 librarians for a session on "The Ethics of Innovation: Navigating Privacy, Policy and Service Issues." The event was cosponsored by Library Journal and OCLC, and has been archived for later viewing."
libraries  library  professional  ethics  archive  technology  innovation 
march 2011 by tsuomela
[1101.0684] Scientific collaborations in astronomy between amateurs and professionals
"As our successful Mons campaign to observe WR140 has shown, there is a strong interest among both amateur and professional astronomers to collaborate on specific scientific questions. I highlight here some recent examples of successful collaborations, and outline a number of areas of astronomy where Pro-Am collaborations are making a difference. "
citizen-science  amateur  science  professional  astronomy  physics  co-science  collaboration 
january 2011 by tsuomela
On ESPN and "Replaceable" People --
Measuring people by how much numerical wealth they produce is a kind of psychopathy -- it's that kind of thinking that led to Larry Summers famously saying that African countries are "underpolluted," because poisoning people in low-GDP African states makes less sense than poisoning the relatively more economically productive citizens of Western countries in Europe and America.

That kind of thinking is spreading, because our pop culture priests have succeeded in filling the population with shame and nervous self-loathing to the point where they think of anyone who isn't an employer as a parasite, and anyone who isn't rich and famous, or trying to be, as a loser.
unions  labor  sports  professional  politics 
september 2010 by tsuomela
Table of Contents — September 20, 2010, 64 (Suppl 1) — Notes & Records
This special issue of Notes and Records contains a selection of papers from a ground-breaking conference which brought together leading scientists and historians of science to examine, from personal experience and from archival and other sources, how the Royal Society has developed during the 20th century and the impact it has had on science in and beyond the UK.
science  history  20c  professional  associations  royal-society  britain 
august 2010 by tsuomela
InterAcademy Council
The InterAcademy Council (IAC) produces reports on scientific, technological, and health issues related to the great global challenges of our time, providing knowledge and advice to national governments and international organizations.
science  policy  technology  research  strategy  academic  international  advice  professional 
august 2010 by tsuomela
NAGARA - National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators
NAGARA is the only professional association dedicated solely to helping government archivists and records managers. Annual meetings provide an opportunity to meet with colleagues (federal, state and local) and learn from their experiences.
professional-association  government  professional  archive  management 
august 2010 by tsuomela
Overcoming Bias : Arrogant Professionals
CEOs, doctors, and lawyers overestimate skill and effectiveness.
arrogance  professional  personality  bias  estimation  psychology  success 
august 2010 by tsuomela
AAVSO: American Association of Variable Star Observers
The AAVSO is an international non-profit organization whose mission is: to observe and analyze variable stars; to collect and archive observations for worldwide access; to forge strong collaborations between amateur and professional astronomers; and to promote scientific research and education using variable star data.
astronomy  science  citizen-science  amateur  professional  collaboration  project(Utenn)  associations  space  research  physics  variable-stars 
july 2010 by tsuomela - Homepage News - Small-Telescope Research on Display
The 2010 Symposium provided a window into small-telescope science and some of the opportunities for collaboration between amateur and professional astronomers. This was the 29th such gathering, and the progress on display bodes well for the future of small-telescope astronomical science!
astronomy  science  citizen-science  amateur  professional  collaboration  project(Utenn) 
july 2010 by tsuomela
What is a Hero? | What We Can Learn From Captain Sullenberger
Comments on Captain Sullenberg landing in the Hudson in early 2009. "Where is the line between a professional job, flawlessly executed, and an act of heroism? Is it heroism when people execute what they are paid and trained to do extraordinarily well? Or only when they go beyond the bounds of their training or job expectations? Is a job inherently heroic if it puts the person performing it at risk? Which is to say, is every soldier or firefighter a hero? But if they are, why do we give only some of them medals for heroic courage and honor?"
heroism  work  professional 
april 2009 by tsuomela
Is writing for the rich? - THE WEEK
It’s not obvious how young writers without accommodating, well-to-do parents or a trust from gramps make it these days. Surely they can’t spend a year or two blogging without pay until an audience evolves to nurture them. They’ll starve. Meantime, freelance rates for non-fluff magazine writing have barely risen in the past 15 years. And the chances of getting a job at a quality newspaper or a serious magazine are fast approaching zero.
writing  money  career  wealth  professional  professional-development  journalism  media  class 
march 2009 by tsuomela
The Valve - A Literary Organ | When “Bad” is Right
In this vein, “professionalism” is today more of an ideology than a lifeway. As an ideology useful to one’s employers, for instance, professionalism as devotion to one’s clients, the public good, and the culture of one’s field is clearly a vector for the super-exploitation of all kinds of other workers, from retail sales to schoolteachers.
professional  management  managerial  class  power  ideology 
march 2009 by tsuomela
Maverick Philosopher: A Reader Wants to be a Professional Philosopher
If philosophy is the unum necessarium in your life, and your teachers tell you that you have some philosophical ability, and you are accepted at schools that pay your way, and you are willing to pay some serious dues living like a monk and foregoing the blandishments that most people in our society think essential, and you go into it with eyes wide open apprised of the very real possibility of having to re-tool later, then I say: go for it!
philosophy  vocation  academia  graduate-school  professional 
february 2009 by tsuomela
History and Policy
Demonstrates the relevance of history to contemporary policymaking
Puts historians in touch with those discussing and deciding public policy today
history  politics  professional  policy 
april 2008 by tsuomela
Language Log: Learning to think like a ...
There are some signs that we are now beginning to study, or at least think about, the way students learn to think like their professions.
education  experience  learning  professional  culture 
june 2007 by tsuomela
How to Be a Leader in Your Field
Another good advice essay by Phil Agre on networking and building professional visibility. Also has a lot of ideas for idea generation.
essay  networking  business  professional  academia  creativity 
august 2005 by tsuomela

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