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