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mike cook 🍂🤖 @mtrc
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Trying to draft a tweet about this week’s research event at Dagstuhl that is not a subtweet aimed at the entire history of academia. Good things undoubtedly came out though, and seeing the best people feels warming and empowering. And yet.
What I will say is this: the status quo is not a hill you want to die on.
And a lot people don’t actually want that, it just takes some time to recognise that that is what is going on? I think everyone understands that feeling. That’s how the status quo works. It sneaks up on you.
But weeks like this are a chance to double check where you’re standing, make sure it’s where you thought, and if not take a few paces in a new direction. And I suggest everyone takes that time in the coming weeks to do that double check.
And I want to be clear, I am not preaching here from the “all done” camp: I have learned new things and changed stuff this week too. Because that never ends. Nor should it.
And as researchers, we are united by one thing: the status quo is boring as shit. Seeking the best possible futures is part of our job, and we should reflect it in our communities too.
This is not aimed at anyone or any one subject. This is a whole response to the general atmosphere. And now I am going to go eat a pretzel.
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