Posts Tagged: data

Gimme Gimme JSTOR

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The question of access continues to plague the academic community—if academia is truly about knowledge and discovery, why are there still so many barriers to the unfettered sharing of information? The architects of digital “pirate libraries” around the world are trying to resolve that contradiction, violating copyright laws to bring expensive scholarly materials to the researchers (and data-hungry laypeople) who need them.

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The Rumpus Interview with Melissa Gira Grant

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Melissa Gira Grant talks sex workers’ rights, labor politics, the novelty of women’s sexuality, and her book, Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work. ...more

Crunching the Numbers in My Ideal Bookshelf

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What do Stephen Merritt, Hilton Als, and Tony Hawk have in common?

According to Fred Benenson’s data, nothing—not even the books on their shelves.

Benenson’s “girlfriend/lady partner” Thessaly La Force is one of the two minds behind My Ideal Bookshelf (the other is Jane Mount), and he used the data from that book to create graphs that are as cool to look at as they are interesting.

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