Rest in Peace dear Mehmet Fatih Traş…

In Uncategorized on February 25, 2017 at 16:54

Mehmet Fatih Traş was a teaching assistant for 6 years at Çukurova University. His contract was not renewed by the university at the end of the last academic year. The very probable reason is that he was one of the signatories of the Academics’ Peace Declaration. According news in Turkish after a period of depression, he had committed suicide…


Turkey: authoritarianism and academic ‘closure’


The regime’s growing assaults on journalists, intellectuals and academics at this particular moment seem aimed at promoting self-censorship ahead of the constitutional referendum in April.

122 academics from Amsterdam University have made a call for solidarity with academics of Turkey via a statement they released.

We Will Return, Say Academics Expelled from Marmara University Faculty of Law

Those who were expelled from Marmara University Faculty of Law, have been bid farewell “for a while” in a demonstration with the participation of their colleagues, students and graduates.

Vía Erkan’s Field Diary

New photo from Facebook February 24, 2017 at 01:37PM

In Uncategorized on February 24, 2017 at 13:41
Bu arada Sydney, Darling Limanı. via Reddit. via Facebook Pages

#Cyberculture agenda: “Inside Uber’s Aggressive, Unrestrained Workplace Culture

In Uncategorized on February 24, 2017 at 12:15

New York Times – Mike Isaac – Feb 22, 4:31 PM

Until this week, this culture was only whispered about in Silicon Valley. Then on Sunday, Susan Fowler, an engineer who left Uber in December, published a blog post about her time at the company. She detailed a history of discrimination and sexual

Google will invest $11.5 million to support racial justice, the company announced in a blog post today. The funds are split between 10 different causes, with $5 million going to the Center for Policing Equality. “CPE’s National Justice Database is th…

Inside the Instagram Algorithm

A software engineer from Instagram recently provided some new insight into how their feed algorithm works.

Drones Are Turning Civilians Into an Air Force of Citizen Scientists


Citizen drone scientists need some basic training on study design.

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