As some of you already know, a possible space has been found for RCC Boston:
Boucoup Loft. We are going to go forward with this unless there are major
objections by the local wiki community or others. The price will be $3,000
for the three days.
We are looking to schedule Recent Changes Camp on a Friday, Saturday and
Sunday in March (ideally 4th - 6th). I will contact Nate Tassinari, her
Bocoup Loft contact, to coordinate a date with him. If you have any requests
about how the space is set up, please let me know so I can address them with
staff of Bocoup Loft.
Bocoup Loft is in Boston's Fort Point neighborhood, 5 minutes from South
Station and 10 minutes from Chinatown. It is a coworking space run by
area. The proximity to South Station means that it's easy to get there via
the Red Line and Commuter Rail. It is also very close to the Institute of
Contemporary Art and the Children's Museum, just to give you an idea in
terms of location.
Features of the space:
-elevator (currently broken, but will be fixed by March)
-seating space that can fit 100 chairs
-other space that can be used for name tags/swag and sessions
-2 kitchens (stove, microwave, fridge)
-Wifi (although we would probably want to supplement it with our own Wifi if
at all possible)
-Conference room we can use that seats 6-8 people
-possible sponsor in company that's right next door
-3,500 square feet of space for us to use
-willingness of the staff at Bocoup to promote our event through their blog
and Twitter feed
This is a space where people work, but the folks at Bocoup will either have
people work somewhere else or put up dividers so the noise won't be an
issue. If other co-working space isn't rented out during the conference, we
can use that too. From talking to Nate, I really get the sense that he's
willing to work with us and I think that's really important.
I was really pleased with the space and think it would be a good fit for
Please reply with questions / objections by October 22th, 2010.
"Only the shallow know themselves." - Oscar Wilde
Dear local Wikiholics,
You are cordially invited to join our new reading group on Wikipedia &
Knowledge starting next Wednesday at 5:30 pm in the Berkman Center
You are welcome to join, even if you can't make all of the future
reading groups. If you plan to attend, please be sure to read the to
papers we'll be covering Wed: Rawlings on 'Knowledge and Authority'
and Zheng&Zhu on 'Group size and incentives' (from zh:wp).
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From: Joseph Reagle <reagle(a)cyber.law.harvard.edu>
I apologize for the short notice. The first meeting of Wikipedia &
Knowledge group will be meeting Wednesday Oct 06 at 5:30 PM. Please
feel free to forward to any and all who might be interested.
Wikipedia and the Institutions/Practices of Knowledge
Intermittent Wednesdays at 17:30 (5:30 PM) ET
Berkman Center, 23 Everett Street, 2nd Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138
Historian Peter Burke argues that the institutions of the
university, academy, and scholarly society each arose when its
predecessor failed to accommodate new approaches to knowledge
production and dissemination; perhaps Wikipedia stands astride another
such fault? Hence, this reading group will focus on questions of the
sharing and synthesis of knowledge in light of online collaboration,
and Wikipedia specifically. We intend to approach this by considering
institutions and practices of knowledge production and consumption.
(Of course, these are no longer separate and discrete practices, and
are described as prosumption, by Tapscott and Williams in their book
This reading group will discuss current practice in different
fields, engagement of universities in Wikipedia and other broad
collaborations, and historical parallels in large-scale synthesis and
sharing of knowledge. Participants are welcome to bring stories from
their own work and contribute to the reading list.
Samuel Klein identi.ca:sj w:user:sj +1 617 529 4266