Digital collaborative infrastructures and the work of knowledge maintenance and repair - The case of Wikipedia

Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

Giacomo Poderi - Speaker

Guest lecture at the "Technology in Organizations and Society" course.

In this lecture, I adopt the STS concept of infrastructure to look at contemporary cases of digital platforms and ecosystems and at how they facilitate different forms of collaboration. In particular, I focus on Wikipedia as an exemplary case of information infrastructure that supports the production of encyclopedic knowledge by means of distributed and self-organized collaboration among human and non-human actors. Typical dimensions of infrastructures such as categories, standards, breakdowns, non-neutrality, incremental, and relational nature will support our exploration of Wikipedia during the lecture.
Sep 2021

External organisation (Academic)

NameMälardalen University
LocationHögskoleplan 1

    Research areas

  • collaboration, infrastructure, wikipedia, maintenance and repair, STS

Research outputs (1)

  1. Comparing featured article groups and revision patterns correlations in Wikipedia

    Research output: Journal Article or Conference Article in JournalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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