Rewrite History Pavia 2012

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Rewrite History: Wikipedia as a tool to produce a collaborative history and historiography. Conferenza di Studi Africani, Università di Pavia, Facoltà di Scienze Politiche, 19/09/2012.

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Rewrite History Pavia 2012

  1. 1. Rewrite History Wikipedia as a tool to produce a collaborative history and historiographyIolanda Pensa, Ph.D. - lettera27 Foundation - io@pensa.it - www.iopensa.itConferenza di Studi Africani, Università di Pavia, Facoltà di Scienze Politiche, 19/09/2012
  2. 2. Sarat Maharaj’s art and knowledge production Tirdad Zolghadr’s approach to art and exhibitions Michel Foucault’s power and knowledge James Clifford’s writing culture Edward Said’s Orientalism Lawrence Lessing’s free culture Frantz Fanon’s colonial violence and weight Rasheed Araeen’s claim to rewrite history V.Y. Mudimbe’s invention of Africa Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak’s strategic essentialismWe need to rewrite history Marc Augé’s non-places Achille Mbembe’s borders Homi K. Bhabha’s location of culture Jean-Loup Amselle’s connections Arjun Appadurai’s cultural dimensions of globalization Saskia Sassen’s global city Yochai Benkler’s networked social production and open collaborationDon Tapscott and Anthony Williams’s Wikinomics Steven Weber’s open source production Maja van der Velden’s contact zone on Wikipedia Mark Graham’s Africa on Wikipedia Mathieu O’Neil’s cyberchiefs Heather Ford’s missing Wikipedians
  3. 3. How to rewrite history? How about Wikipedia?
  4. 4. Wikipedia. © & ™ All rights reserved, Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
  5. 5. Wikipedia Art Historian/I [edit] wikipedia,Art Direction II Assignment; Prof. Holly Shields; Art Directors: Mike E. Perez, Mark Decker, Jacob Brubaker; Model: Darryl Patrick
  6. 6. Chris Harrison, WikiViz, 2006
  7. 7. © Information Architects, Web Trand Map 2007/V2, 2007.
  8. 8. How about Africa?
  9. 9. Erik Zachte, May 2011. CC BY-SA
  10. 10. AfricanizingWikipedia
  11. 11. WikiAfrica Art, Kër Thiossane, Dakar 2008, Courtesy Kër Thiossane
  12. 12. Chimurenga Library, 2008-. Screenshot http://www.chimurengalibrary.co.za, CC BY-SA 
  13. 13. WikiAfrica Workshop, Festivaletteratura, Manua 2008. lettera27, CC BY-SA
  14. 14. 30,000African contributions
  15. 15. Share Your Knowledge - Guidelines. Screanshot http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiAfrica/Share_Your_Knowledge, CC BY-SA
  16. 16. creative commons & wikipedia for cultural institutions period June July Augu September O ober November 1 jun-1oth nov 2011For this analysis we considered all new pages created from the beginning of the proje Share Yourk Knowledge until the 10th of November. For the Wikimedia contributions we considered all the pagescreated by the partner in itution in Italian and English during this period. contributions to wikipedia 459 articles s 860˙302 bytes One byte is a unit of orage capable of holding a single chara er. A text of 1500 chara ers corresponds to a file of 1500 bytes. contributions to wikimedia commons 2993 images s wikipedia templates Archivio Pietro Pensa Careof s Cosv Fe ival del Cinema Africano di Verona s Fe ival del Cinema Africano di Milano Fondazione Cariplo s Lettera27 Officina Griot s s Bytes added by m.Casanova and Marcok (Wikipedia’s tutors of the proje ) Bytes added by other users DensityDesign Research Lab-INDACO Department Politecnico di Milano, Share Your Knowledge, 11/2011, CC BY-SA.
  17. 17. © Tsesler & Voichenko, Welcome, Minsk, Road sign.
  18. 18. © Jane Alexander, Courtesy Africa Screams,Vienna, 2004.
  19. 19. © Maha Maamoun, Going Places: A Project for Public Busses, Le Caire, 2003-2004.
  20. 20. © Mounir Fatmi, Sortir de lhistoire, 2005-2006, cassettes VHS, photos, sons et vidéo.
  21. 21. © Samuel Fosso, La Femme américaine libérée des années 70, Série Tati, autoportrait I-V, 1997, coloured photography. In Africa Remix, p. 124.
  22. 22. @ Yinka Shonibare, Scramble for Africa, 2000, 14 chairs, 14 figures, table in Looking Both Ways: Art of the Contemporary African Diaspora, 2003. Commissioned by and courtesy Museum for African Art NY.
  23. 23. © Meanwhile in Africa, Nuremberg, 2005.
  24. 24. Iolanda Pensa - io@pensa.it - http://io.pensa.it

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