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

Sabine Niederer sabine at networkcultures.org
Tue Feb 2 12:11:00 CET 2010

Hi Felipe, 
thanks for your message to the list about the conference blog and information page.

The Amsterdam conference page can be accessed from the CPOV page (under program). Here's a direct link: http://networkcultures.org/wpmu/cpov/program/amsterdam-program/.

Any suggestions for changes to the website or items for the blog are very welcome. You can mail us directly at info (at) networkcultures.org, or get in touch with the CPOV Amsterdam project manager Margreet Riphagen at margreet (at) networkcultures.org. We could for instance think about having a 'sticky post' on top of the blog (one that stays on top even though there's newer messages), which links to the Amsterdam program.

Cheers, Sabine

On Feb 2, 2010, at 12:02 PM, Felipe Ortega wrote:

> Hi, Geert.
> Do you plan to create a web page with information and details about the
> conference?
> 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.
> Best,
> Felipe.
> 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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