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Michelle Westerlaken @colombinary Malmö University - Sweden

PhD candidate in interaction design - mostly there for beings with paws. Other keywords: feminist theory, critical animal studies, design theory, play.

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Joined Twitter 5/17/11


As far as logs go... this one is definitely #LogOfTheWeek #GreenElfcup #fungi #mushrooms #mycelium #log https://t.co/eB5kPTBlGi
Retweeted by Michelle Westerlaken @csandis So something is only cruel if the one inflicting the violence thinks it’s cruel. I’ve heard that before 🤔 @alxndrt @RNIB That’s so cool!
7/3
2020
Finally some rain and fresh air today ☔️🌱☕️The amount of racism, especially state-sponsored racism & discrimination, Kurds face in the Middle East is unmatche… https://t.co/RZYSd8H3JR
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6/28
2020
I thought I was exceptionally tired after a whole week of proofreading my PhD thesis. But it turns out that I put m… https://t.co/XDhiJO0TP6
6/26
2020
Dit zijn gewone burgers in Iraaks Koerdistan die nietsvermoedend in de zon chillen met de kids. En dan worden ze zo… https://t.co/NxaRbHYHeP
Retweeted by Michelle WesterlakenIran and Turkey are continuing their bombardment of Kurdistan and have murdered several civilians in recent days. A… https://t.co/7umpm5EvS1
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6/25
2020
It’s easier to imagine the end of the world than than the end of capitalism. https://t.co/ZMGoApvtCJ
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6/22
2020
Happy midsummer from Sweden 😘💐 https://t.co/RnHW7TaAYI @Mistheother Thank you so much <3 I love your work as well, it’s very inspiring and so rich with worlds and multispecies stories!
6/20
2020
@dinosaurrparty You're too kind 😘. I think many people with dogs know this intuitively too! I'm sure you're deeply… https://t.co/eJdnpEnJ2XIn the talking dog video it's very tragic for me to see that all the richness in the dog's expression is reduced to… https://t.co/mxYlnpFEqSUnpopular opinion: instead of ~teaching~ a dog to speak in a "human language" (or designing equipment for that), h… https://t.co/YGGXBbmpEy
6/19
2020
important zoom meeting with Chili and Pepper. https://t.co/sJJetz6Xbq
6/16
2020
Yes. Because when thousands of protestors are murdered in the middle east those same western "abolitionists" sudden… https://t.co/UGgdONfllcAmong places Turkey heavily bombed last night were #Sinjar, home region of #Yazidis whom #ISIS subjected to genocid… https://t.co/jjNADBar9R
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6/15
2020
@LarsdeWildt I have many favorites 😉 This one was a Leffe because it’s always available at my shop here. @MerGM I’m just approaching the end of AC Odyssey too now after 90 hours. I think these are such great games to spe… https://t.co/UrGkf0nuFe
6/14
2020
I wanted to try and make some vegan bbq meat and today we made some delicious, tender, crispy, grilled seitan. 😍 W… https://t.co/f2r9XQIXZ5
6/12
2020
Tiny animals saved from the waves. The sea lion is over 60 years old and the giraffe nearly 50 years old. Both were… https://t.co/FwhwSjYfCJ
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6/10
2020
But now there are baby birds 🐦 and everyone is still keeping their distance (from the swans) https://t.co/TQzDnLB1zM
6/3
2020
@dirkvdlinden Looking forward!The best way to find typos in your PhD thesis is to export it as a .pdf and take another look.
5/28
2020
@mahmoudkvz Very soon I hope! I sent this draft in exactly the last time we met, so I’ve been waiting all this time… https://t.co/qhhYNxACLK🥳 Yay, my paper titled "What is the Opposite of Speciesism? On Relational Care Ethics and Illustrating Multi-Specie… https://t.co/5hZpKhS8cd
5/27
2020
Today was cabbage dolme day 🤩😍 https://t.co/FvSs43kXfB
5/24
2020
@Ilyena @fredrikaspling Congratulation @fredrikaspling ! I'm reading this with a lot of interest. This is such a mu… https://t.co/OPWHNcI7kw
5/21
2020
@AliciaSmedberg https://t.co/sZeINucyEtForgotten animals #ediacaran https://t.co/pDKEY4T2pF
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5/14
2020
Many people have asked me what it is currently like in Sweden and it’s more or less this. Everyone is out, enjoying… https://t.co/v57DGw0hk0 @Snavidna I want a course that can prepare me for the annual "Dance your PhD" competition. I love last year's winn… https://t.co/JN130MSNK6
5/13
2020
These kimchi pancakes from @meerasodha ’s book are so good 😍 With lots of kimchi, bean sprouts, tofu, onion, spina… https://t.co/mbuhPf1CW6 @Snavidna I remember that feeling from this course too.
5/10
2020
A mouse appeared in my place, so I increased the complexity level for it to enter/exit. 🐭🚪🔑 One entrance is a port… https://t.co/6X2etzUiHc
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5/9
2020
Travelling is difficult now but luckily we can still live inside these other worlds daily #AssassinsCreed Odyssey https://t.co/uEKytb9TKH
5/8
2020
@katiecmoliver Awesome news, congratulations!! I really would love to read your thesis, so please share whenever it's out 🙂🌱🥳🥂
5/6
2020
@sarahwebber01 Congratulations, such great news! I’m looking forward to reading more of your work in the future!🔶 SØREN KIERKEGAARD Born on this day, in 1813 “Pleasure disappoints, possibility never.” https://t.co/Wan0Or1Roh
Retweeted by Michelle Westerlaken @JessStubenbord I also prefer the Swedish approach that properly accounts for hangovers by having the after-holiday work-day off. @JessStubenbord Liberation from the German occupation must be celebrated precisely and punctually on the correct day ;).
5/5
2020
Sadly there will be no meeting in Prague this summer, but I look forward to being part of this in the Multispecies… https://t.co/u0brFWcUSS
5/1
2020
"This is how science actually works. It’s less the parade of decisive blockbuster discoveries that the press often… https://t.co/Z8BxWSTQup
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4/30
2020
@BeriShalmashi Inderdaad! In Piranshar (Xaneh). Aan de voet van Qandil 😉. @BeriShalmashi @volkskrant Mooi stuk. Mijn vriend groeide op in dezelfde regio, in dezelfde bergen, in dezelfde tij… https://t.co/IkSKhg3Ces
4/25
2020
You are not working from home, you’re at home during a crisis trying to work https://t.co/6L4qBRW4ee
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4/23
2020
In November I was invited to the WUD Silesia conference in Katowice (Poland) and this is the recording of the talk.… https://t.co/BW3djAdetx
4/22
2020
@theyearofelan https://t.co/z3Z9pQbwtJHorses, on the other hand... https://t.co/kqUuBQJSqjI'm sure many goats would agree with this comment. @Grammarly https://t.co/Uq3O048ATh
4/20
2020
Many people still cannot believe that small dogs can do agility, but Jojo absolutely loved it and we did it togethe… https://t.co/ZNOq1QN4OQSurviving pictures of me when I was 20 only involve dancing and dogs. https://t.co/3jZjsdi5Tt
4/17
2020
Open letter from PhD students (incl. myself) to @MalmoUniversity: "We are asking that an unconditional extension of… https://t.co/bTJyH4JXXC
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4/15
2020
The 66 undersigned Ph.D. candidates, are asking that Malmö University [..] assure us that the university’s measures… https://t.co/dpPXVnhQoD
Retweeted by Michelle Westerlaken @danni_meow Same, almost no headaches/tension pain here since.
4/14
2020
@martinpi Agreed! And passive voice can also be a good thing sometimes. After reading some academic writing advice… https://t.co/E6yZ92XjaiIt appears that I have an issue with passive-voice writing in my texts🙃 As a non-native english writer I wonder ho… https://t.co/UxdsVU7wkQ
4/13
2020
Summer rolls day! 🌸🌱☀️ https://t.co/sUlYgkgewTSo, you’re sick of isolation? https://t.co/FaYs6i5Fpm
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4/12
2020
Omg these spicy peanut sauce noodles are so good 😍 Here’s the recipe (I used veggie ground meat)… https://t.co/BLJff1a3rl
4/11
2020
After a three-week edition of Very Intense Work, today I submitted my phd thesis draft to our internal pre-committe… https://t.co/XGDeBwOiVH
4/10
2020
@cor1ander Richard Powers: The Overstory Ursula Le Guin: The Dispossessed"Writing offers us one of the rare chances in life at a do-over: to get it right and say what we meant this time." https://t.co/A9XM9T5ZQ1
4/8
2020
I just realized this tweet is not at all responsive to the productivity issues that we all collectively face in thi… https://t.co/KJZyY2ga4xI contributed to the collection with 3 additions focusing on Deleuze and 'doing concepts', John Law's notion of a '… https://t.co/CNgEXbjzHqWith the Collaborative Future Making network @MalmoUniversity we just published a glossary with terms we found gene… https://t.co/tREwJBuUaJ
4/7
2020
@alan_hook I’m so happy to hear 😊
4/5
2020
Favorite Friday nights at home. #AnimalCrossingNewHorizons #ACNH https://t.co/Nk3hK1ppS2 @ShirazHaderach I'm also increasingly unsure how my phd vibes fit into this mix 🙃
4/3
2020
@alan_hook @wmmna This looks amazing, thank you so much for sharing! This PhD progress is very much made possible… https://t.co/BIqRFseIYS
4/2
2020
Finally made that quarantine coffee. https://t.co/yvbDggWVfW
4/1
2020
Pigeons probably think we’re extinct
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3/31
2020
@kim_raphael Congratulations! Looking forward to reading it when it’s done 🥳This mapping of country-centred #COVID19 data is becoming a very dangerous narcissistic project. The virus travel… https://t.co/tayC1ujXEf
3/30
2020
“Enjoying” nature in #AnimalCrossingNewHorizons #ACNH https://t.co/zNRx4AsDwD
3/29
2020
Islamic Republic is using the deaths from #coronavirus as a pretext to break sanctions and get cash - not medicine… https://t.co/kR4sJZEFSj
Retweeted by Michelle WesterlakenToday, the Islamic Republic of Iran kicked out the @MSF doctors in Iran, claiming that they were spies. Yesterday,… https://t.co/cFnBYQqQ9t
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3/25
2020
@Snarls_Dickens I love this! Thank you so much for sharing. I should also look into the genre of "dog dramas" more 🤩In my thesis draft I accidentally wrote: "[this] would only arise when dogs "seize" to exist." instead of "cease"… https://t.co/cMqONEz7KD
3/23
2020
Do you know why Iranians are using #KhamaneiVirus hashtag? Islamic Republic of Iran's leader, Khamenei, says "Amer… https://t.co/bJ1nAJl9o4
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3/22
2020
Nowruz Mubarak! Happy start of spring for those in the northern hemisphere 🌱🌷☀️ I hope this will become a better y… https://t.co/G9XJz0mu1k
3/21
2020
@annegalloway So true! 😉 @xmacex Thank you so much Mace. I hope we will be able to have public gatherings by then again! @xmacex This is the space to watch indeed! Today was what we call in Sweden the 90% or Final seminar. The actual de… https://t.co/LuLIRbREYXThank you so much Alex, for engaging with my work and helping me to further improve the thesis and together discuss… https://t.co/CfXcX7S3OP @JobvdZwan Sorry I couldn't send you the link in time, but there will be a public defense in September, with a much… https://t.co/vqZdtKsmPvToday on the release day of the game “Animal Crossing - New Horizons”, I’m hosting my online 90% seminar with a PhD… https://t.co/FGUR7M06T0
3/20
2020
Tired: Attending Zoom meetings. Wired: Make the virtual background a video of you listening, loop it, and go nap… https://t.co/SbiNI0qMO8
Retweeted by Michelle WesterlakenThankfully, the final defense (the more public and formal parts) will only be in September. Hopefully we'll be able… https://t.co/xcN6a9VO7wTomorrow I'll have my final PhD seminar and it will all take place online through Zoom, which is scary and exciting… https://t.co/uJB3WHQ6lBWhile humans carry out social distancing, a group of 14 elephants broke into a village in Yunan province, looking f… https://t.co/M2OiooLBDR
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3/19
2020
@AliciaSmedberg Let’s have a (virtual) chat about the teaching this week. Maybe it helps to try out some things via… https://t.co/eTMIbfgqTg
3/16
2020
Thank you for caring about coexistence and for writing with such intimacy @the_eco_thought! We made a very short vi… https://t.co/0lfgInusdB
Retweeted by Michelle WesterlakenPlease text all your Taurus friends about staying in. They’ll convince you it’s the only way to live. At any time.
Retweeted by Michelle WesterlakenNowruz Mubarak! نو روز مبارک Despite everything, enjoy the change of season, wherever you live 🌱Nowruz itself on socially distant terms will perhaps be more visible online (#Nowruz), and is certainly about eatin… https://t.co/w3vQXLvLzq- Sumac, berries, symbolizing the color of sunrise - Sir, garlic, symbolizing medicine - Serkeh, vinegar, symbolizi… https://t.co/GdO66Fg2rnThe haft sin table can be set up however you like and can include the following: - Sabzeh (see above), symbolizing… https://t.co/4c1jfjvjbu#Nowruz will be on March 21st (4:49 AM in Europe), the start of spring following Persian calendar, and symbolises t… https://t.co/XrvfKfUEeM
3/15
2020

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