As warned, Reddit has taken a bundle of money from "Open"AI and will use it to further monetize what you -- and the volunteers who moderate it all -- contributed for free.

It's the norm now, and particularly slimy in this case.

theverge.com/2024/5/16/2415852

Evolution of Similarity-Biased Social Learning.

New preprint with Alejandro Perez Velilla. A long time in the making. Feedback welcome!
osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/j7ya

Evolution of Similarity-Biased Social Learning.

New preprint with Alejandro Perez Velilla. A long time in the making. Feedback welcome!
osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/j7ya

Interdisciplinary Workshop on Identity and Politics at IAST/Toulouse, May 15-16. Looking forward to this.

iast.fr/interdisciplinary-work

Interdisciplinary Workshop on Identity and Politics at IAST/Toulouse, May 15-16. Looking forward to this.

iast.fr/interdisciplinary-work

Re: recent SCOTUS decision on Trump's immunity, most folks are (prob correctly) focused on it as a delay strategy, assuming they will ultimately uphold the lower court's decision. 🤞 If they don't, seems like a clear signal that right-wing coalitions are committed to going all-in on authoritarianism.

@futurebird @stveje
NOT looking for suggestions.

Bemoaning the fact that on the iPad

1. You can't search for "no in-app purchases, pay up front, no ads, do not collect personal data" apps

2. There is no way to find the good apps without wading through a morass of terrible apps

3. Developer payment options are primarily: gather user's data and sell it; charge rent; ads / protection racket

Almost no apps operate on a "pay me to own the thing as is" basis.

New draft of a modeling paper I really love, by me and Zack Dunivin. "Dynamics of covert signaling: Modeling the emergence and extinction of identity signals."

Methods! We got coupled differential equations, agent-based modeling, random forest classifiers.
osf.io/preprints/psyarxiv/3tz2

“Grandpa, if everyone knew what was causing climate change and how to stop it, why didn’t you?”

I really enjoyed this conversation on the Converging Dialogues podcast talking about Modeling Social Behavior, models, theory, and the future of social science. convergingdialogues.substack.c

@lakens this is one of the main ideas I associate with Popper — it’s all over his book Objective Knowledge IIRC

The third edition of my textbook, Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos, was published today. You can preview the first 68 pages on Google Books, or take a look at the preface below to see what's new. The main new thing is a chapter on the Kuramoto model! Hope you enjoy it.

@abbynormative @sabrinaschalz @academicchatter I'm pretty overloaded right now, but if they're really in a pinch I could be persuaded. More appropriate though might be more solidly "animal behavior" folks like @Eliz_Hobson @damienfarine Albert Kao, Jeff Schank, Hanna Kokko, Kevin Ringelman

There's not enough "fuck you"s in the world to react to this shit. #LLMs should be tools used in the service of people; what in the world is this proposal to make people work for LLMs?!

Any and all changes to scientific publishing needs to be for so that other **people** can access them and understand them.

And the single most important change would be for Nature and other publishers not to charge 29.99 USD for a shitty 4-paragraph essay that they didn't pay for themselves.

#AcademicChatter

I totally slept on the fact that today was my book’s UK (and EU?) release date! It should be available worldwide now. Get your snarky advice about modeling right here!

From: @psmaldino
qoto.org/@psmaldino/1111713998

Publication day! The modeling textbook I started five years ago is finally out today. I'm proud of it, and really grateful to everyone who helped make it better.

PUP: press.princeton.edu/books/pape

AMZN: amazon.com/dp/0691224145?tag=i

I got asked to make a list of five books I like that are connected thematically with my own book. I like talking about books, so I did. Here's "The best books about (human) behavior that reward working through the math." shepherd.com/best-books/behavi

Neat documentary about SFI. Around 16:30 you can see a workshop I ran in May sitting in the atrium (I am behind some other people and not visible, though you can see my hat peaking out). youtube.com/watch?v=8gjZ_dfzaD

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