Collaborative building and maintenance of knowledge resources using monoskop.org as an example. Workshop with Dušan Barok (monoskop.org).
About the event
Since the early days of the Web, Wiki software plays a crucial role in the collaborative formation and maintenance of knowledge resources. Its basic principles include that (authorized) people can read, change and contribute content and materials, that all changes are transparent (through versioning), and that the basic technique of linking allows for creating new relationships and thus build new systems of meaning.
Based on Wiki software, the project monoskop.org has grown into a major cultural resource over the last decade. It evolved from linking and contextualizing information on Central and Eastern European experimental and media arts to host relevant materials, such as books, texts, documents and media files, and thus became a publishing initiative in its own right.
Taking his own work as founder and main editor of the site as a starting point, Dušan Barok will conduct a workshop exploring the theoretical and practical potential of wikis to support long-term collaborative projects and foster the aesthetics of linking.
This workshop is for cultural producers interested in exploring the potential of wikis to organize heterogeneous materials in their own fields of practice. No special technical skills are necessary to participate, please bring your own laptop.
Limited number of participants. Please register with workshop [at] netzkunst [dot] berlin