Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder


31 Mar 2014, 13:10 p.m.

UX Is A Social Justice Issue

On March 25th, I had the honour of addressing the Code4Lib conference as their opening keynote speaker. My topic: "User Experience Is A Social Justice Issue".   ....Maybe another way of thinking about it is, …

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21 Aug 2013, 10:45 a.m.

My Family And The Ada Initiative

Please join Leonard and me in donating to the Ada Initiative. Why? Let me tell you a story, and then a surprise. My parents came to the US from Karnataka, in south India, in the …

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19 Sep 2011, 8:48 a.m.

24 Fames Per Second

Some recent videos of me: My talk at Wikimania, "How to get what you want from MediaWiki's developers" (first 22 minutes of video); talk, notes. An interview with me at OSCON about "the role of …

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26 Apr 2010, 19:25 p.m.

Thoughtcrime Experiments, One Year Later

Today is the one-year anniversary of Thoughtcrime Experiments, the free scifi/fantasy anthology Leonard and I edited last year. Thoughtcrime Experiments got a bit of recognition in the form of award nominations. We made the British …

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12 Jun 2009, 20:57 p.m.

Let's Hear It For (Labors Of) Love

Here is another narrative of my WisCon: something I learned from editing and publicizing Thoughtcrime Experiments, and what that makes me want to do next. It's long (the longer the post, the more I feel …

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27 Apr 2009, 6:40 a.m.

Thoughtcrime Experiments Anthology Is Up

Nine new original stories, five new original artworks, and an essay on how and why we did it. Read it online, download the PDF, or (soon) buy the print-on-demand book. Link, download, read, and remix …

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07 Apr 2009, 19:17 p.m.

A Tiny Anthology

If you liked my most recent poem (the Linton Johnson one about BART), you might like these: on my right pinky finger (near the end of the page) on chess "Consistency Bias," on coercion and …

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04 Mar 2009, 8:35 a.m.

Poem: "BART Spokesman Linton Johnson"

I wrote this in September 2008. BART spokesman Linton Johnson You speak for the trains You must say so many things Joyous and doleful When the trains are stopped Or when ridership is up Or …

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24 Feb 2009, 11:39 a.m.

Two 101-Word Stories Inspired By Fred von Lohmann's Talk Last Night

O'Porter Most clients sounded more stressed and less grammatical than this guy. "Why did YouTube take down a video without soundtrack music? I didn't break any copyrights, did I?" "You came to the right effing …

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19 Feb 2009, 8:51 a.m.

Skills And Lenses

A few models I've happened upon recently: No Big Deal: I visited Nandini. Her friend, a landscape architect, is helping her do up her apartment. We talked over breakfast. Susan's dad has always been a …

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