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Re-appropriating Wikipedia

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2010/1/13 Bagarulu CIS and INC event. CPOV: Wikipedia and the Politics of Open Knowledge

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Re-appropriating Wikipedia

  1. 1. Re-Appropriating WP Shih-Chieh Ilya Li CITI, Academia Sinica / TELDAP at #WikiWars, Bangarulu, 2010/1/13
  2. 2. TOC • Breaking News • Major Failure Experience • The Story of Holopedia, or zh-min-nan.WP • Conclusion
  3. 3. Re-appropriate • Thinking from the user’s perspective • Taiwanese user experience: en. vs. zh.WP • Appropriate vs. re-appropriate
  4. 4. My Museum Paper • “Seeing Thru The Silos: Exploring Museums’ Second Lives” • Using theories and Second Life to rediscover the “archive-user” duplet • Explaining the “museum-like” behavior • Reintegrate online digital archive as part of the digital culture experience
  5. 5. Major Failure Exp. • Lack of content • Bureaucratic / ignorance / user unfriendly • High entry barrier • Not even matching our own everyday language(s) experience
  6. 6. The Story of Holopedia, or zh-min-nan.wikipedia.org (Collaborated with @pektiong)
  7. 7. More Failures • Ancient story before Traditional/Simplified Chinese auto-conversion • Early WP Taiwanese user thinks: why not fork one version of WP of our own? • The difficulties to apply a new WP • Only “ISO 639-1/2” Lang. code accepted • zh=Chinese=?=Mandarin Chinese • Where are us w/o characters?
  8. 8. Appropriation 1 • Purchasing domain “holopedia.org” • Installing/Using Mediawiki [Open Source Software] • Couldn’t update / bugfix successfully • Couldn’t connect to other lang. version of wikipedia
  9. 9. Holopedia Initiators • Tân Pek-tiong (California, USA) • Tân-tēn Hong-giâu (New Jersey, USA) • Tè Khái-sū (Oxford, UK)
  10. 10. Making Decisions • Decided to use (Pe̍h-ōe-jī,POJ) • Originally created & used by Presbyterian missionaries in Fujian, China19 century • Redeveloped to describe Hakka and other aboriginal languages in Taiwan • Apply to WP again in 2004/2005, accepted
  11. 11. Battling Multiple Fronts • Problems of digitizing before standardizing • Pan-Chineselization vs. independent lang. • Culture revitalization • All direction of technical issues • Community challenges • Too early, too far away
  12. 12. 2005 Culture Study Conference in Taiwan
  13. 13. New Impacts • Chinese dialects WP emerges • ( ), ( ), ( ), ( ), ( ), ( ), ( ) • HQ New knowledge accumulated/communicated • Hui-hêng-ki: Hui-hêng-ki (iā-sī hui-lêng-ki, hui- ki) sī ē- tàng lī-iōng khong-khì, tī tāi-khì-chân hōan-ûi lāi hui- hêng ê hui-hêng-khì. Àn-chiàu tēng-gī, hui-hêng-ki ū kok- chióng ê hêng-sek, pau-koat:
  14. 14. Toward FormosanPedia • Extending zh-min-nan.WP exp. to other minority languages in Taiwan • Accumulating and connecting resources • Thru digital archive and WP to revitalize dying traditional oral culture
  15. 15. Conclusion
  16. 16. Ways of Re-appropriation • Forking the Encyclopedia • Lazy People’s Archive • Artistic Sabotage / • “Where the user re-appropriate...”
  17. 17. Thanks for UR Attention! @ilya / ilya.myid.tw

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