I am in Berlin for the Wikipedia Academy, a very cool hybrid free culture community plus refereed academic conference organized, in part, by Wikimedia Deutschland. On Friday, I was very excited to have been invited to give the conference's opening keynote based on my own hybrid take on learning from failures in peer production and incorporating a bunch of my own research. Today, I was on a panel at the conference about free culture and sharing practices. I'll post talks materials and videos when the conference puts them online.
I will be in Berlin for the next week or so before I head to directly to Washington, DC for Wikimania between the 11th and 15th. I'll be giving three talks there:
- Almost Wikipedia: A What Eight Collaborative Encyclopedia Projects Reveal About Mechanisms of Collective Action
- Can Social Awards Create Better Wikis? (with Aaron Shaw)
- The State of Wikimedia Scholarship (2011-2012) (with any poor souls I can recruit into helping me in the next week or so)
Between then and now, I'm taking the next week in Berlin to catch up on work, and with friends. If you're in either place and want to meet up, please get in touch and lets try to arrange something.