Diversity and Inclusion in Online Platforms: The Case of Wikipedia

Inclusion and diversity are some of the democratic values that Internet developers,  entrepreneurs, researchers, and technologists have tried to foster since its early origins. Allowing anybody to access knowledge and information, and expand her communication capabilities, independent of any gender, racial, or socioeconomic markers, has been embedded in the discourse of Internet tools and platforms. […]

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Openness in Practice: Public Lab Barnraising 2015

This weekend i have been attending the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science’s (Public Lab) barnraising event at the LUMCON, a marine research venue located in Cocodrie, Louisiana. During three days members of the community got together to share their knowledge, run workshops, discuss, and geek out on environmental science. The variety of Public […]

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Indie Games Pop-Up Video Arcades

Nurturing aesthetic experimentation and alternative forms of production, distribution and consumption, the indie game culture has grown in the past decade gaining global and local recognition. As part of this evolution, practitioners have started to create geographically localized community organizations that foster assembling informal innovation ecosystems and cultivating social, cultural, and human resources. In cities […]

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The World Wide Web as Social Media

The Internet is the most important socio-technological system that exists in the new networked communication environment. As a “network of networks” (Dutton, 1996) the Internet has expanded globally creating the biggest communication system of interconnected personal computers (the PC/Internet grid). Thanks to its open, distributed, and multidirectional architecture (Benkler 2006; Karaganis 2008) and its principle […]

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