Submissions/Three cultures - Wikis and Wikipedia in the technical, cultural and social dimensions

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This is an Open submission for Wikimania 2017 that has not yet been reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

Submission no. 2121 - C6
Title of the submission

Three cultures: Wikis and Wikipedia in the technical, cultural and social dimensions

Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)

lecture

Author of the submission

User:Ziko van Dijk

type of submission

lecture

Language of presentation

English

E-mail address

zvandijk@gmail.com

Username

User: Ziko

Country of origin

Germany, living in the Netherlands

Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

WMNL, WMDE

Personal homepage or blog

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Ziko

Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

Wikipedia and other wikis are complex systems. You can approach them in many different ways. Researchers observe and study a wiki based on their proprietary disciplines. Sociologists have other questions and methods than computer scientists or linguists or psychologists etc.

This contribution will introduce to the 'Three Cultures' as described by Jerome Kagan, and apply the approach to wikis. The natural sciences, the social sciences and the humanities differ in their primary questions, their sources of evidence, the importance of ethical values and in what the researchers find elegant or beautiful about a body of work.

What will attendees take away from this session?

The lecture wants to raise awareness for the differences between the three cultures. Researchers are sensitized for the otherness of researchers coming from other fields.

Theme of presentation
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?

-

Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
25 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?

yes

Slides or further information (optional)

will follow

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