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Wiki as en ecological system

  1. 1. Wiki as an ecological system and WikiVote! technology<br />1<br />WikiVote! 2011<br />
  2. 2. Global Brain for the Scientific Mind<br />«As we may think» together with Memex – new way of reading<br />“WikiWay” of writing and editing<br />MetaTransitional Theoryand Principia Cybernetica Web<br />2<br />WikiVote! 2011<br />
  3. 3. Wiki philosophy <br />Wiki is a mostly simple Editing Hypertext System<br /><ul><li>Wiki is a symbol of Participating Culture</li></ul>Wiki as a Social Network with object-centered  sociality<br />3<br />WikiVote! 2011<br />
  4. 4. Media for collection and creation of objects<br />Wikipedia<br />Educational wikis http://letopisi.ru<br />WikiVersityhttp://en.wikiversity.org/<br />WikiBookshttp://www.wikibooks.org/<br />WikiMapshttp://wikimapia.org/<br /> Collaborativemediaediting communities (Stroom, Scratch)<br />4<br />WikiVote! 2011<br />
  5. 5. Wiki as an ecological system<br />Wiki is virtual ecosystem:<br />Community of Agents<br />Environment of pages<br />Network of linked objects and agents<br />5<br />Unit that includes all of the organisms interacting with the physical environment so that a flow of energy leads to clearly defined trophic structure, biotic diversity, and material cycles within the system is an ecosystem.<br />WikiVote! 2011<br />
  6. 6. Environment for Research<br />6<br />There is no needing to go to a forest. We have a lot of data for analysis here. And no needing for interview and questions<br />WikiVote! 2011<br />
  7. 7. Research: Analysis of numerical data<br />All quantitative data from the sites are open<br />7<br />WikiVote! 2011<br />
  8. 8. Research: Analysis of connections<br />WikiVote! 2011<br />8<br /><ul><li>The study of relationships and connections between authors and pages
  9. 9. The relationship between authors and pages can be represented tools of the medium itself</li></li></ul><li>Simulation for research and education<br />9<br />WikiVote! 2011<br />
  10. 10. Selection ofideasand improving of texts<br />10<br />WikiVote! 2011<br />
  11. 11. WikiVote! approach<br />Interested and knowledgeable participants are invited through educators’, parents’ and professional networks.<br />Participants are motivated by the groundswell effect and are encouraged to compete and be recognized by peers. <br />The wiki site is pre-populated with draft items.<br />Participants, vote, comment, discuss and suggest their own versions.<br />Graduate items are merged into the final draft of the law.<br />The CrowdexpertClowd<br />11<br />WikiVote! 2011<br />
  12. 12. WikiVote! on the CrowdsourcingMap<br />12<br />12<br />WikiVote! 2011<br />
  13. 13. WikiVote! and Democracy 2.0<br />Development of social services has led to emergence of such phenomena as the wisdom of crowds, crowdsourcing, Wikinomics, groundswell and participatory culture. <br />Technological capabilities of the Internet provide the basis for the transition from the contemporary society of representative democracy to the Internet society of direct democracy, Democracy 2.0<br />All politically active and educated citizens have Internet access today. Therefore, all of them can directly, without mediation from parliaments, contribute to the lawmaking.<br />This creates the basis for the new practices of public expertise and law enhancement, which may be referred to as Lawmaking 2.0 based oh the WikiVote! technology<br />13<br />WikiVote! 2011<br />
  14. 14. How Lawmaking 2.0 Project is Implemented<br /><ul><li>A platform for discussion is created and the draft law is published.
  15. 15. A representative number of participants from different interested groups is invited.
  16. 16. The infrastructure for suggesting, commenting, discussing, editing and voting is offered.
  17. 17. Participants are motivated by career and recognition goals.
  18. 18. A new version of the document based on the suggestions is created.
  19. 19. The experts are rated based on their contribution. The “elite” of public experts is formed.</li></ul>14<br />WikiVote! 2011<br />
  20. 20. Lawmaking 2.0: A New Tool for Solving Governance Tasks<br />The expert participants are not just any crowd. They are knowledgeable people, motivated in their professional area.<br />Search and selection of such participants are fulfilled in professional communities among those who showed activity in the field.<br />This approach provides wide representation and gives broader outlook and complex approach to the issue.<br />Participation in a online expert community is a stimulus for qualified professionals who can later work in government and administration.<br />15<br />WikiVote! 2011<br />
  21. 21. Social-political Aspect – Wiki solution for wicked problem<br />Effective conversion of the civic activists’ energy in a constructive collaboration with the government starting with a narrow field.<br />Reducing the field of a social or political crisis by improving the social environment consideration.<br />Search for the new solutions not noticed by the official experts.<br />Expanding the expert network with skillful and knowledgeable experts.<br />16<br />WikiVote! 2011<br />

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