Understanding Wikimedia As A Digital Media Platform: Research Seminar/workshop

Understanding Wikimedia As A Digital Media Platform: Research Seminar/workshop
Share and discuss work in progress or new ideas and develop relationships across and beyond ADM+S and Wikimedia research interests.
As a digital platform, Wikimedia projects play a powerful role in the information and media ecosystem, from providing breaking news coverage to data points in Google infoboxes. Wikimedia projects include various types of automation and contribute to the automation of information provided by other platforms and are also being impacted by the regulations attempting to control big tech. There are therefore many areas of overlap with ADM+S areas of interest which could provide a range of fascinating research projects or collaborations which this workshop hopes to foster.

Join us for a lunchtime seminar/workshop on researching Wikimedia as a Digital Platform. The session will include lightning talks of 5-10 minutes on current or future research projects, questions, ideas or issues followed by open discussion and input from colleagues and for developing new proposals or collaborations. Speakers may share a paper or concept at various stages of gestation.

Lunch will be provided.

This event is being hosted as a 2023 ADM+S Symposium Satellite event.

If you would like to provide a 5 minute lightning talk please email amanda.lawrence@rmit.edu.au with your name, organisation and a title by Monday 15 May 2023. Please indicate if you will participate in person (preferred) or online.


Heather Ford, Tamson Pietch (TBC), Michael Falk (UTS) - Wikihistories Project

Bunty Avieson (Media and Communications University of Sydney) - ‘Wiki-what? The ontology of Wikipedia’.

Frances Di Lauro (University of Sydney) - Does Wikipedia have a role in education?

Amanda Lawrence (ADM+S, RMIT University) - Public policy, publishing and reliable sources on Wikipedia

Speaker to be confirmed (University of Canberra) - Wikipedia, misinformation and education

Region: NSW
Location: The University of Sydney Law School Camperdown, NSW 2006 Australia

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