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Three days, 200 talks, now finished.

地球上にいるすべての人が自由に人類の知識の総和にアクセスできる世界を思い浮かべてみてください。 #wikimania2014

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The core event was held in and around The Barbican Centre in London, UK.

State of the Wiki
An annual update on the Wikimedia projects

Wikipedia is a household name — in fact, it’s now one of the five most popular websites in the world, clocking over 21 billion hits every month. With over 110m pages across 287 languages, and a dozen sister projects including dictionaries, newspapers, multimedia repositories and travelguides, it's come a long way since its founding in 2001; the community has grown, the technology has developed, and the organisation has matured. However, there are still sweeping changes to come. more…


昔々、時間という「機械」がプログラマーによってプログラミングされ、利用者によって用いられていました。ウェブの成功はこの関係を変えてしまいました。今日では、私たちは、種々の組み合わせの人々が互いに対話するようにコンテンツと対話し、機械的なアルゴリズムによりなされた演算と、人による、自身の心理学的手順と人生経験から生じる入力に由来する演算の間の境界を曖昧にしている様を目の当たりにしています。人間とデジタルの部分を分けるために(コンピュータサイエンスが伝統的にしてきたように)、そのようなウェブベースのシステムを通じて境界を引くというより、むしろ今では。私たちはその2つを取り囲むように境界を引き、それぞれそういった複合物を、「ソーシャルマシーン」、すなわち、内包する2つの側面がシームレスに織り合わせった機械として取り扱うことができます[1]。もちろんウィキペディアはこの一例ですが、他はどのようなものでしょうか?そのようなシステムは、ゼロから、何の目的で、どのようにして設計されるのでしょうか? 等など…

The Future of Education
Now that Wikipedia's done everyone's homework, what's left to teach?

To the exasperation of many teachers, Wikipedia is the first port of call for millions of students from primary school to university. Its sheer convenience is challenging standard pedagogical approaches that implicitly assume information is scarce and difficult to duplicate. What if teachers asked students to contribute to Wikipedia instead? more…

Open Data
What can we build when the sum of all human knowledge is machine readable?

Wikidata is a new project of the Wikimedia Foundation: a free, collaborative, multilingual, secondary database, collecting structured data to provide support for Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, the other Wikimedia projects, and well beyond that. This may become one of the best open data repositories on Earth — what can we do with it? more…

Open Scholarship
What happens when the cutting edge of human knowledge is available to all?

In 2013 alone over 500,000 pieces of scholarly research were made open access, across all disciplines — an unprecedented number. These are all citable in Wikipedia, meaning they can be integrated into the encyclopaedia, contextualised and made discoverable by anyone in the world with an internet connection. This level of accessibility of cutting edge research has never existed before in history, and the possible outcome of empowering citizen scientists and opening up academia in this way is beyond reckoning. more…

Democratic Media
Must all media be commercially driven?

Media performs an essential political, social, economic, and cultural function in modern democracies. In such societies, media are the principal source of political information and access to public debate, and the key to an informed, participating, self-governing citizenry. Democracy requires a media system that provides people with a wide range of opinion and analysis and debate on important issues, reflects the diversity of citizens, and promotes public accountability of the powers-that-be and the powers-that-want-to-be. There is a growing sense that the growth of the Internet has not paid the democratic dividends that it could. more…




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  1. Towards a classification framework for social machines Nigel Shadbolt, Daniel Alexander Smith, Elena Simperl, Max Van Kleek, Yang Yang, Wendy Hall, Web and Internet Science Group, University of Southampton, UK