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Wikipedia Battle Log: Neologisms, Minorities and US Centric Views

In a couple of the previous posts on MoM we announced that we were adding the term ‘Shocklog’ to the English Wikipedia. Why? Well, the term is used often in the field of Media Studies and genre specific blogs...

Wikipedia and AI

Lately I’ve been looking at the possibility of using Wikipedia’s interlinking to study collective memory – seeing what associations are made and so on. Here’s an article about using similar techniques to make computers smarter. For example, with anti-spam...

Person of the Year 2006: You!

Person of the Year: You Yes, you. You control the Information Age. Welcome to your world. By Lev Grossman The “Great Man” theory of history is usually attributed to the Scottish philosopher Thomas Carlyle, who wrote that “the history...
The networked book: GAM3R 7H30RY & Code Version 2.0

The networked book: GAM3R 7H30RY & Code Version 2.0

Writing a book online and facilitating a discussion around it seems to be very popular these days. McKenzie Wark is working on GAM3R 7H30RY which will be published by Harvard University Press in April 2007, and it will contain...

What is social media? An e-book from Spannerworks

This e-book contains 32 pages and can be found here. Spannerworks is a company in the UK that provides search engine optimisation, and paid search and social media optimisation. Therefore this company has written a short e-book to explain...

Should WikiPedia be accepted as an academically viable source?

This question is inspired with a discussion I had this afternoon on IRC with my fellow Utopians. I believe there is already some literature out there about the trustworthiness of information on wikipedia. Below I will paste the chat...
Hassan Bahara’s wiki

Hassan Bahara’s wiki

I wikied the writer Hassan Bahara, whose book Een verhaal uit de stad Damsko I used for writing my thesis. As I promised, I added a few internal and external links. It’s my first wiki ever, but I think...

Roy Ascott has been wikified

Pioneering the place of cybernetics and telematics in art, Roy Ascott has been working with issues of art, technology and consciousness since the 1960s. He was born in Bath, England on 26 October 1934, and educated at the City...
Utopia on the Dutch wikipedia!

Utopia on the Dutch wikipedia!

I wanted to make a substantial wikipedia contribution and found out that there is no Dutch description about the online webgame Utopia. So I wrote one here –> http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utopia_%28online_spel%29 and subsequently fucked up the URL. Oh well.

Wikipedia entry: Ketelhuis

I love Wikipedia, I use it on a regular basis, but I never thought about contributing anything. Why not? I’ve never searched for something that wasn’t there and I’ve never encountered something that I thought was incomplete or incorrect...

Hui Chen on Wikipedia.nl

I put Hui Chen, the eight year old boy who is staying in jail in Zeist because his mother hasn’t got a valid visa, on Wikipedia.nl http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hui_Chen Let’s hope he doesn’t get deported so he will see the entry...

Wikipedia: Bands, VR and Cyberspace

Wikipedia as band promotion? Maybe, it sure makes your band better searchable on the internet. I added an entry to the Dutch Wikipedia about the band I play in, check out the entry at Wikipedia NL. Of course Wikipedia...

Ethnic Stereotypes in Video Games

I managed to update an english wiki on the subject of my BA thesis. It’s been annoying me for years that racial stereotypes are widely studies in all media except for video games. Considering the’re very influential and played...