Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

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05 Sep 2017, 15:38 p.m.

From Conversation

A few recent thoughts. The power of "instead": One of the transdisciplinary lessons from Agile is that it's harder for most people to specify "this is what I need" than to look at a suggested …

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20 Apr 2017, 12:02 p.m.

Penguicon, Orwell, ETAOINSHRDLU, and Being Important

When I was eight or nine years old, I think my parents went through a chunk of "how do we support this weird kid?" planning and work. Around this time I remember coming across a …

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27 Dec 2016, 10:43 a.m.

Yuletide 2016 Recommendations

Every year the Yuletide fanfic exchange delivers a bounty of fun transformative works concerning books, movies, songs, games, news stories, and other parts of our media landscape. I myself have, as they say, committed fanfic …

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02 Nov 2016, 11:09 a.m.

Book Catch-up

I need to catch up with my book reviews or at least log some of the books I've read and liked. I have some notes going back more than a year -- I'll do a …

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02 Aug 2016, 9:26 a.m.

A Few Thoughts On Recent Scifi/Fantasy

Star Trek Beyond is actually a Star Trek movie rather than an arbitrary summer blockbuster wearing Starfleet paint. (I thought the MacGuffin was going to be the resonator from "Gambit" but the movie ended up …

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04 Jul 2016, 16:58 p.m.

Five Loosely Connected Things

Unexpected beauty: There's a little stretch of quiet waterfront walkway with benches tucked away behind the Astoria Costco. It's just north of Rainey Park. Fierce spycrafty women: At the launch party for Genevieve Valentine's new …

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26 Apr 2016, 13:12 p.m.

Temps

As Leonard has blogged, he and I just returned from a weeklong anniversary trip to Paris, courtesy of my mom. I'm still a little jetlagged and I've said "Excusez-moi" when brushing past a stranger here …

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26 Jan 2016, 13:42 p.m.

Recent Discussion on Unfairness in FLOSS Economics

I'm keenly watching the conversation on structural imbalances in funding and use of free and open source software. Nadia Eghbal's recent essay has garnered attention, and here I collect some additional posts and threads by …

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28 Dec 2015, 14:19 p.m.

More Zen Cho, and History in Hamilton

People who read this blog will probably like the stuff I've been posting on the Geek Feminism group blog. I wrote a bit more about Zen Cho's Sorcerer to the Crown in October, covering "Cruciat-ish, …

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02 Nov 2015, 7:11 a.m.

Words I Didn't Know in "Camp Concentration"

I recently re-skimmed Camp Concentration by Thomas M. Disch to list the words he uses that I did not know. In this list I do not include words he uses and then immediately defines (e.g., …

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