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Wat is Wikimania?
Wikimania is een conferentie, unconference, festival, bijeenkomst, workshop, hackathon en viering van vijf dagen in augustus 2014 waar ruim 2000 mensen komen. Ervoor en erna zijn verschillende andere evenementen (fringe). Het is het jaarlijkse evenement van de Wikimediabeweging waar u allerlei projecten kunt ontdekken die mensen maken met wiki's en open content, en waar u natuurlijk ook de mensen kunt ontmoeten die achter de meest beroemde wiki val allemaal zitten, Wikipedia!
State of the Wiki:
een jaarlijkse update over de projecten van Wikimedia
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…
Hoe kunnen online gemeenschappen het potentieel van de mensheid ontsluiten?
Once upon a time 'machines' were programmed by programmers and used by users. The success of the Web has changed this relationship: we now see configurations of people interacting with content and with each other, blurring the line between computations performed by machine logic and algorithms, and those that result from input by humans, arising from their own psychological processes and life experience. Rather than drawing a line through such Web-based systems to separate the human and digital parts (as computer science has traditionally done), we can now draw a line around them and treat each such compound as a 'social machine', a machine in which the two aspects are seamlessly interwoven. Of course Wikipedia is one of these, but what others? How can such systems be designed from scratch, and to what ends? more…
De toekomst van educatie:
wat valt er nog te leren nu Wikipedia het huiswerk van iedereen heeft gemaakt?
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? meer...
wat kunnen we bouwen als de som van de menselijke kennis door computers gelezen kan worden?
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? meer...
wat gebeurt er als de meest recente menselijke kennis beschikbaar is voor iedereen?
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. meer...
moet alle media commercieel zijn?
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…
- 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