Célya Gruson-Daniel & Guillaume Dumas, co-founders of HackYourPhD
Date : August 17th Wed, 2016
Time : 7:30 PM
Venue : space four,one,three
Map (Munllae-dong 4ga, 31-48)
Apply : http://bit.ly/2aOszdQ
Translator : Jinjoo Kim, Soyo Lee
Knowledge is a common good. It is owned by nobody in particular, and belongs to everybody. Science can be defined as a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe. To achieve this goal, Science is most of the time supported by an international collaborative effort: scientific research. During the last decade, multiple scientists have warned against a potential drift of this scientific research system compared to the initial value of Science. One of the most striking issue raised was the “publish or perish” paradigm, which encourages scientist to produce more and not necessarily better knowledge, and to switch from a collaborative effort to a competitive activity. Moreover, scientists realized that the scientific publishing industry was taking financial advantage of the situation, making large profit by asking money to the both scientist who produced and scientist who wanted access to Knowledge. The Open Access movement burgeoned from this existential crisis of the scientific community, nourish by the development of digital practices, social media and new means of production of Knowledge. It branched out in different call for openness in Science, from open source to open data. At that period (January 2013), we co-founded the “HackYourPhD” community to gather researcher, students, and citizens around the values of Knowledge as a common good and facilitate discussion about this complex phenomenon of open science. We will discuss here the story of the community but also open the debate on what it means to opening Science to the Society and to other way of producing Knowledge like Arts.