On January 15, 2021, Wikipedia will be twenty years old. Join the editors of the recent MIT Press-published essay collection Wikipedia@20: Stories of an Incomplete Revolution for a panel discussion with contributors to the collection about the past and future of the extraordinary free online encyclopedia. What's changed over the last twenty years of Wikipedia's development, and what's stayed the same? How has a global group of volunteers created the world's largest reference work, and what will the future look like?
* Joseph Reagle, collection editor, "The Many (Reported) Deaths of Wikipedia"
* Jackie Koerner, collection editor, "Wikipedia Has a Bias Problem"
* Brian Keegan, computational social scientist researching Wikipedia's coverage of current events, "An Encyclopedia with Breaking News"
* Phoebe Ayers, "Wikipedia and Libraries"
* Alexandria Lockett, "Why Do I Have Authority to Edit the Page? The Politics of User Agency and Participation on Wikipedia"
* Denny Vrandečić, "Collaborating on the Sum of All Knowledge Across Languages"
* Benjamin Mako Hill, "The Most Important Laboratory for Social Scientific and Computing Research in History"
* Siân Evans, "What We Talk About When We Talk About Community"
* Stephen Harrison, "From Anarchy to Wikiality, Glaring Bias to Good Cop: Press Coverage of Wikipedia’s First Two Decades"
Moderated by Andrew Lih, author of "The Wikipedia Revolution."
- Friday, January 15, 2021
- 12:30pm - 2:00pm