A really fascinating review of connections between books, libraries, (dis)empowerment and incarceration.


Also, a fascinating reference to an Asian dialect of teenspeak based on autocorrect as a means of social steganography.

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I wrote a paper with my friend Wade Bishop on the activist potential of volunteered geographic information, which came out today in First Monday.  Feedback welcome!

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This is a really great, really thoughtful and also wonderfully pragmatic discussion of how libraries intervene in the everyday lives of their community members. You might know Melissa as the editor of Informed Agitation or as a longstanding Rad Ref activist or as a BPL info commons librarian.

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