[CPOV] 2nd COPV conference on Wikipedia research (Amsterdam, March 26/27)

Felipe Ortega jfelipe at gsyc.es
Tue Feb 2 12:02:43 CET 2010

Hi, Geert.

Do you plan to create a web page with information and details about the

Right now, /cpov points to the CPOV blog, which is great. But it'd be
also convenient to have a static page, for promoting the conference and
making announcements.


On mar, 2010-02-02 at 09:26 +0100, Geert Lovink wrote:
> Critical Point of View: Second international conference of the CPOV  
> Wikipedia Research Initiative
> Date: 26-27 March 2010
> Location: OBA (Public Library Amsterdam, next to Amsterdam central  
> station), Oosterdokskade 143, Amsterdam
> Organized by the Institute of Network Cultures Amsterdam, in  
> cooperation with the Centre for Internet and Society in Bangalore,  
> India.
> Website: www.networkcultures.org/cpov
> Discussion List: http://p10.alfaservers.com/mailman/listinfo/cpov_listcultures.org
> Wikipedia is at the brink of becoming the de facto global reference of  
> dynamic knowledge. The heated debates over its accuracy, anonymity,  
> trust, vandalism and expertise only seem to fuel further growth of  
> Wikipedia and its user base. Apart from leaving its modern  
> counterparts Britannica and Encarta in the dust, such scale and  
> breadth places Wikipedia on par with such historical milestones as  
> Pliny the Elder's Naturalis Historia, the Ming Dynasty's Wen-hsien ta- 
> ch' eng, and the key work of French Enlightenment, the Encyclopédie.  
> The multilingual Wikipedia as digital collaborative and fluid  
> knowledge production platform might be said to be the most visible and  
> successful example of the migration of FLOSS (Free/Libre/Open Source  
> Software) principles into mainstream culture. However, such  
> celebration should contain critical insights, informed by the changing  
> realities of the Internet at large and the Wikipedia project in  
> particular.
> The CPOV Research Initiative was founded from the urge to stimulate  
> critical Wikipedia research: quantitative and qualitative research  
> that could benefit both the wide user-base and the active Wikipedia  
> community itself. On top of this, Wikipedia offers critical insights  
> into the contemporary status of knowledge, its organizing principles,  
> function, and impact; its production styles, mechanisms for conflict  
> resolution and power (re-)constitution. The overarching research  
> agenda is at once a philosophical, epistemological and theoretical  
> investigation of knowledge artifacts, cultural production and social  
> relations, and an empirical investigation of the specific phenomenon  
> of the Wikipedia.
> Conference Themes: Wiki Theory, Encyclopedia Histories, Wiki Art,  
> Wikipedia Analytics, Designing Debate and Global Issues and Outlooks.
> Confirmed speakers: Florian Cramer (DE/NL), Andrew Famiglietti (UK),  
> Stuart Geiger (USA), Hendrik-Jan Grievink (NL), Charles van den Heuvel  
> (NL), Jeanette Hofmann (DE), Athina Karatzogianni (UK), Scott Kildall  
> (USA), Patrick Lichty (USA), Hans Varghese Mathews (IN), Teemu  
> Mikkonen (FI), Mayo Fuster Morell (IT), Mathieu O'Neil (AU), Felipe  
> Ortega (ES), Dan O'Sullivan (UK), Joseph Reagle (USA), Ramón Reichert  
> (AU), Richard Rogers (USA/NL), Alan Shapiro (USA/DE), Maja van der  
> Velden (NL/NO), Gérard Wormser (FR).
> Editorial team: Sabine Niederer and Geert Lovink (Amsterdam),  Nishant  
> Shah and Sunil Abraham (Bangalore), Johanna Niesyto (Siegen),  
> Nathaniel Tkacz (Melbourne). Project manager CPOV Amsterdam: Margreet  
> Riphagen. Research intern: Juliana Brunello. Production intern: Serena  
> Westra.
> The CPOV conference in Amsterdam will be the second conference of the  
> CPOV Wikipedia Research Initiative. The launch of the initiative took  
> place in Bangalore India, with the conference WikiWars in January  
> 2010. After the first two events, the CPOV organization will work on  
> producing a reader, to be launched early 2011. For more information or  
> submitting a reader contribution: http://networkcultures.org/wpmu/cpov/reader/ 
> .
> Buy your ticket online at: http://networkcultures.org/wpmu/cpov/practical-info/tickets/ 
>   (with iDeal), or register by sending an email to: info (at)  
> networkcultures.org. One day ticket: €25, students and OBA members:  
> €12,50. Full conference pass (2 days): €40, students and OBA members:  
> €25.
> More info: www.networkcultures.org/cpov. Contact: info (at)  
> networkcultures.org, phone: +3120 5951866
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