Knowledge as Technology Dependent:   A Comparison of the Encyclopedia Britannica and Wikipedia
 
Who Am I? Mark Bell BSU Alumni MA in Digital Storytelling PhD Student at Indiana SWI
Thesis
Jenkins
Rheingold
What is an  encyclopedia ?
<ul><li>The unbridgeable chasm between the knowledge contained in individual memory and the collective body of knowledge s...
What is  knowledge ?
How is knowledge  produced ?
Teacher
Paper
Digital
People
How Much does knowledge  Cost ?
Technology of  calculation
Technology of  communication
Technology of socialization
&quot;Communications tools don't get socially interesting until they get technologically boring.&quot; - Clay Shirky on Th...
History of Encyclopedia Britannica <ul><li>Colin Macfarquhar & Andrew Bell  </li></ul><ul><li>1771 </li></ul>
How is EB produced?
What is a Wiki <ul><li>http://www.commoncraft.com/video-wikis-plain-english </li></ul>
History of Wikipedia 2001
How is Wikipedia produced?
Nature 2005
<ul><li>“ The average science entry in  Wikipedia contained around  four  inaccuracies; Britannica, about  three .” </li><...
 
 
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The day knowledge changed forever
Commercials
Current Web Sites
Media  effects   changing to media  affects .  No longer “what media does to you” but “what you do to the media.” - Jenkins
<ul><li>Participation gap </li></ul>
How many people actually do the editing?
How do  you  process information?
Old way
New Way
Stop  Trying  to Fool Us
Angela Beesley Vice President Community Relations & Co-Founder, Wikia / Chair of Wikimedia Foundation Advisory Board
What happens if EB becomes open sourced?
“ If Britannica became open sourced that would mean Wikipedia could  take  their content.”
Encyclopedia of Life http://www.eol.org/
What are  you  going to do?
<ul><li>Mark Bell </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Twiter </li></ul><ul><li>...
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  1. 1. Knowledge as Technology Dependent:   A Comparison of the Encyclopedia Britannica and Wikipedia
  2. 3. Who Am I? Mark Bell BSU Alumni MA in Digital Storytelling PhD Student at Indiana SWI
  3. 4. Thesis
  4. 5. Jenkins
  5. 6. Rheingold
  6. 7. What is an encyclopedia ?
  7. 8. <ul><li>The unbridgeable chasm between the knowledge contained in individual memory and the collective body of knowledge stored in an encyclopedia </li></ul><ul><li>(Yeo, 2001) </li></ul>
  8. 9. What is knowledge ?
  9. 10. How is knowledge produced ?
  10. 11. Teacher
  11. 12. Paper
  12. 13. Digital
  13. 14. People
  14. 15. How Much does knowledge Cost ?
  15. 16. Technology of calculation
  16. 17. Technology of communication
  17. 18. Technology of socialization
  18. 19. &quot;Communications tools don't get socially interesting until they get technologically boring.&quot; - Clay Shirky on The Cobert Report
  19. 20. History of Encyclopedia Britannica <ul><li>Colin Macfarquhar & Andrew Bell </li></ul><ul><li>1771 </li></ul>
  20. 21. How is EB produced?
  21. 22. What is a Wiki <ul><li>http://www.commoncraft.com/video-wikis-plain-english </li></ul>
  22. 23. History of Wikipedia 2001
  23. 24. How is Wikipedia produced?
  24. 25. Nature 2005
  25. 26. <ul><li>“ The average science entry in Wikipedia contained around four inaccuracies; Britannica, about three .” </li></ul>
  26. 29. =
  27. 30. The day knowledge changed forever
  28. 31. Commercials
  29. 32. Current Web Sites
  30. 33. Media effects changing to media affects . No longer “what media does to you” but “what you do to the media.” - Jenkins
  31. 34. <ul><li>Participation gap </li></ul>
  32. 35. How many people actually do the editing?
  33. 36. How do you process information?
  34. 37. Old way
  35. 38. New Way
  36. 39. Stop Trying to Fool Us
  37. 40. Angela Beesley Vice President Community Relations & Co-Founder, Wikia / Chair of Wikimedia Foundation Advisory Board
  38. 41. What happens if EB becomes open sourced?
  39. 42. “ If Britannica became open sourced that would mean Wikipedia could take their content.”
  40. 43. Encyclopedia of Life http://www.eol.org/
  41. 44. What are you going to do?
  42. 45. <ul><li>Mark Bell </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Twiter </li></ul><ul><li>Linked in </li></ul>

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