<CPOV> Reading/Discussion Group: Wikipedia and the Institutions/Practices of Knowledge

Geert Lovink geert at xs4all.nl
Fri Oct 1 15:44:00 CEST 2010

> From: Joseph Reagle <reagle at cyber.law.harvard.edu>
> Date: Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 2:07 PM
> Subject: Reading/Discussion Group: Wikipedia and the Institutions/ 
> Practices of Knowledge
> 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.
> [[ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Reagle/Berkman_Reading_Group
> Wikipedia and the Institutions/Practices of Knowledge
>   Meetings
>          Intermittent Wednesdays at 17:30 (5:30 PM) ET
>   Location
>          Berkman Center, 23 Everett Street, 2nd Floor, Cambridge, MA  
> 02138
> Description
>   	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 Wikinomics.)
>   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.
> ]]

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