Tagged: social location

Is subjectivity biased?

Okay, not surprisingly, the answer to whether subjectivity is biased is ‘no’. LET’S GO HOME! Just kidding! Remember math tests? It wasn’t the answer at the end, but how you got there. Ok, so science: you’ve got your objectivity and your subjectivity. We’re supposed to be all: objectivity is the...

Science and hip hop

One of my favorite songs ever is Mathematics by Mos Def. There’s the line that is dear to my heart, though I don’t rhyme or rap, because it articulates how intertwined culture and science need to be: “You wanna know how to rhyme you better learn how to add It’s...

Of nodes, nubs, and shared projects. And cyborgs. And why being alone in your dept is hard, but being alone in a discipline is really hard.

Of nodes, nubs, and shared projects. And cyborgs. And why being alone in your dept is hard, but being alone in a discipline is really hard.

Though it’s decreasingly common, many women in science have had the experience of being the only woman in their department. Social networks have been and continue to be important ways of connecting those who are the only or amongst these few. These networks might take place at conferences, via societies,...

Does science have a font?

Does science have a font?

Back when the Higgs boson results from CERN were being reported, there was a major/minor tempest in a teapot about the font used by some scientists in their presentations. The discussion actually made it into New Scientist, and even the Guardian! And that font? Comic Sans. We could debate whether...