Lillian Yiyuan | 2 Mar 15:48 2008
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wikimedia and second life

Hello,

Two of the most visible aspects of what is being called Web 2.0 are
Virtual Reality and wiki collaboration. If Wikipedia is a monument to
turning fun and procrastinating into something very useful and
valuable, VR so far seems to be the other way, a way of taking
creative energy and turning it into fun and procrastination. Part of
this is that most VRs have intentionally been "walled gardens," where
effort poured into the VR is only really useful inside of the VR.

I'm hesitating to write this in case it breaks something that I've
been doing, but let me plunge ahead. One of the most interesting VRs
is Linden Lab's Second Life, which is being used as the basis for both
an OpenSim project, and for IBM's virtual world. It's primary
difference from the point of view of social and technical research is
that it has a relatively versatile scripting language called LSL, or
Linden Scripting Language. This language is being ported to run on top
of a mono virtual machine presently, but even in its current state it
can do amazing things. By querying and editing wikimedia wiki's it is
possible to bring information "in world," that is into the vr, easily,
and have wiki information control in world objects. This creates the
potential for true metadata to VR, with in world objects updating text
state, and text state controlling vr objects for display of
information, and finally true interaction, where both sides affect the
other.

This is important because VR has been data processing poor, and
information poor, while it is social interaction rich.

Are there other people looking at wiki-VR interaction? I can go into
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Dirk Riehle | 3 Mar 00:44 2008

Re: wikimedia and second life

Hi Lilian, everyone:

If that's your topic, you may like the second paragraph of the Onward! 
call for papers.

http://www.oopsla.org/oopsla2008/cfp_onward.html

Cheers, and let me know if you want to know more.

Dirk

Lillian Yiyuan wrote:
> Hello,
>
> Two of the most visible aspects of what is being called Web 2.0 are
> Virtual Reality and wiki collaboration. If Wikipedia is a monument to
> turning fun and procrastinating into something very useful and
> valuable, VR so far seems to be the other way, a way of taking
> creative energy and turning it into fun and procrastination. Part of
> this is that most VRs have intentionally been "walled gardens," where
> effort poured into the VR is only really useful inside of the VR.
>
> I'm hesitating to write this in case it breaks something that I've
> been doing, but let me plunge ahead. One of the most interesting VRs
> is Linden Lab's Second Life, which is being used as the basis for both
> an OpenSim project, and for IBM's virtual world. It's primary
> difference from the point of view of social and technical research is
> that it has a relatively versatile scripting language called LSL, or
> Linden Scripting Language. This language is being ported to run on top
> of a mono virtual machine presently, but even in its current state it
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Said Hamideh | 3 Mar 05:15 2008
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Re: wikimedia and second life

Hi Lillian,

I'm sure the applications for a wiki-VR are endless. As someone who has worked with Jewish and Muslim school children for a conflict resolution NGO, I had always envisioned extending our collaborative writing projects into Second Life. For one, I always thought that a group of Israelis and Palestinians could attempt to build a state entity of some sort within Second Life. With documents, such as national constitutions and civil codes being critical to a collaborative nation building project, this is where a wiki would mesh perfectly into the scheme.  

Let me know what you think,

Said Kassem Hamideh

On Sun, Mar 2, 2008 at 8:48 AM, Lillian Yiyuan <lillie.yiyuan-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org> wrote:
Hello,

Two of the most visible aspects of what is being called Web 2.0 are
Virtual Reality and wiki collaboration. If Wikipedia is a monument to
turning fun and procrastinating into something very useful and
valuable, VR so far seems to be the other way, a way of taking
creative energy and turning it into fun and procrastination. Part of
this is that most VRs have intentionally been "walled gardens," where
effort poured into the VR is only really useful inside of the VR.

I'm hesitating to write this in case it breaks something that I've
been doing, but let me plunge ahead. One of the most interesting VRs
is Linden Lab's Second Life, which is being used as the basis for both
an OpenSim project, and for IBM's virtual world. It's primary
difference from the point of view of social and technical research is
that it has a relatively versatile scripting language called LSL, or
Linden Scripting Language. This language is being ported to run on top
of a mono virtual machine presently, but even in its current state it
can do amazing things. By querying and editing wikimedia wiki's it is
possible to bring information "in world," that is into the vr, easily,
and have wiki information control in world objects. This creates the
potential for true metadata to VR, with in world objects updating text
state, and text state controlling vr objects for display of
information, and finally true interaction, where both sides affect the
other.

This is important because VR has been data processing poor, and
information poor, while it is social interaction rich.

Are there other people looking at wiki-VR interaction? I can go into
more details about how this project is working off list if anyone is
interested.

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Lin Weizhang | 3 Mar 14:39 2008
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Survey on Adoption of Wiki Technology

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

I am currently conducting a research survey on Wiki technology. The survey title is called "Survey on Adoption of Wiki Technology Innovation".

 

The objective of this survey is to deepen the understanding of the initial adoption of Wiki technology innovation by individuals in organizations, and the Wiki technology's diffusion within the organization. It is based on the theoretical framework of Roger's Diffusion of Innovation. I would appreciate your expert view and feedback on this survey. Also, I kindly seek your assistance in forwarding this email to your colleagues, friends, or anybody you think use wiki in organisational settings. I hope it will not take too much of your time and apologize for any inconveniences.

 

Here is a link to the survey: 

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=zfANP1maT_2ffOLCMljGEMbA_3d_3d 

 

This short survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete and will greatly assist in the study of the factors that influence the adoption Wiki technology innovation.

 

Thank you very much for your time!

 

Warmest Regards,

Weizhang

Singapore

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Said Hamideh | 3 Mar 17:03 2008
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Re: wikimedia and second life

I haven't had the time to check this out, Second Life's own wiki.

http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Main_Page

On Sun, Mar 2, 2008 at 8:48 AM, Lillian Yiyuan <lillie.yiyuan-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org> wrote:
Hello,

Two of the most visible aspects of what is being called Web 2.0 are
Virtual Reality and wiki collaboration. If Wikipedia is a monument to
turning fun and procrastinating into something very useful and
valuable, VR so far seems to be the other way, a way of taking
creative energy and turning it into fun and procrastination. Part of
this is that most VRs have intentionally been "walled gardens," where
effort poured into the VR is only really useful inside of the VR.

I'm hesitating to write this in case it breaks something that I've
been doing, but let me plunge ahead. One of the most interesting VRs
is Linden Lab's Second Life, which is being used as the basis for both
an OpenSim project, and for IBM's virtual world. It's primary
difference from the point of view of social and technical research is
that it has a relatively versatile scripting language called LSL, or
Linden Scripting Language. This language is being ported to run on top
of a mono virtual machine presently, but even in its current state it
can do amazing things. By querying and editing wikimedia wiki's it is
possible to bring information "in world," that is into the vr, easily,
and have wiki information control in world objects. This creates the
potential for true metadata to VR, with in world objects updating text
state, and text state controlling vr objects for display of
information, and finally true interaction, where both sides affect the
other.

This is important because VR has been data processing poor, and
information poor, while it is social interaction rich.

Are there other people looking at wiki-VR interaction? I can go into
more details about how this project is working off list if anyone is
interested.

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Brian | 5 Mar 00:23 2008
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Re: How about WikiMedia in Google Summer of Code 2008

What if the Foundation were to take advantage of the large number of
researchers that are closely associated with the organization and could
potentially serve as mentors? I don't know for certain that they would be
willing to fill that role, but they might, and I can see a lot of code
coming out of it that benefits the project.

On Sun, Mar 2, 2008 at 12:37 PM, Brion Vibber <brion@...> wrote:

> Brian wrote:
> > They begin accepting applications for mentoring organizations in two
> days.
> > Any word on this?
>
> We're still very short-handed, so we'll see what we can do. We haven't
> really been able to support more than one or two projects in the last
> couple years.
>
> -- brion vibber (brion  <at>  wikimedia.org)
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Peter Ansell | 5 Mar 03:55 2008
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Re: [Foundation-l] How about WikiMedia in Google Summer of Code 2008

On 05/03/2008, Brian <Brian.Mingus@...> wrote:
> What if the Foundation were to take advantage of the large number of
> researchers that are closely associated with the organization and could
> potentially serve as mentors? I don't know for certain that they would be
> willing to fill that role, but they might, and I can see a lot of code
> coming out of it that benefits the project.

Two projects I could see the Foundation sponsoring for technical
issues would be WYSIWYG editing and an improved mechanism for wiki
based threaded discussions, but I know have been brought up before,
but they are issues that wiki technology doesn't exactly excel in yet
so it would be a start. Improved referencing methods in wiki's may
also be another topic which could be investigated at the technical
level.

Peter Ansell
mingli yuan | 5 Mar 12:49 2008
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Re: [Wiki-research-l] How about WikiMedia in Google Summer of Code 2008

I can not find pages about "Summer of Code 2008" on meta.

Will WMF be a mentoring organization in this event?
Should we setup a page on meta to discuss all the proposals?

My proposal:
A student from China want to work on a git-based wiki implement which may
related to our projects.
It might not be very useful immediately, but a proof of new concept.

On Wed, Mar 5, 2008 at 7:23 AM, Brian <Brian.Mingus@...> wrote:

> What if the Foundation were to take advantage of the large number of
> researchers that are closely associated with the organization and could
> potentially serve as mentors? I don't know for certain that they would be
> willing to fill that role, but they might, and I can see a lot of code
> coming out of it that benefits the project.
>
> On Sun, Mar 2, 2008 at 12:37 PM, Brion Vibber <brion@...> wrote:
>
> > Brian wrote:
> > > They begin accepting applications for mentoring organizations in two
> > days.
> > > Any word on this?
> >
> > We're still very short-handed, so we'll see what we can do. We haven't
> > really been able to support more than one or two projects in the last
> > couple years.
> >
> > -- brion vibber (brion  <at>  wikimedia.org)
> >
> >
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Guillaume Chicoisne | 6 Mar 16:14 2008
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Social Cognition - Minds & Societies Summer Institute

After visiting Montreal in spring for the RoCoCo and in autumn for the WikiSym, here is the opportunity to come back for the summer!

Although not focused on wikis as such, some of you might be interested by the last 4 days of this Summer Institute on social cognition, which include lectures on knowledge communities, knowledge production and sharing or collective intelligence, to name but a few.

http://www.summer08.isc.uqam.ca/

Guillaume


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The Cognitive Sciences’ Institute organizes a Summer Institute to which you can register and receive three (3) credits towards your degree.

Entitled Minds and Societies, the 2008 Summer Institute will again address an important current topic in cognitive science: social cognition.

The Institute is gathering leading researchers on the interface and transition between individual ideas and minds and collective, distributed ones (biosocial psychology, cognitive anthropology, social neuroscience, distributed cognition, extended mind philosophy, etc.).

We hope that all will be stimulated by this confluence of perspectives. Confirmed speakers include (alphabetically): Daniel Batson, Paul Bloom, Richard Byrne, Angelo Cangelosi, Rosaria Conte, Daniel Dennett, Terrence Deacon, Merlin Donald, Shimon Edelman, Christian Fellbaum, Rob Goldstone, Philip Jackson, Frank Keil, Andrew Meltzoff, Élisabeth Pacherie, Jesse Prinz, Deb Roy, Rebbeca Saxe, Barry Wellman, and many more (see our web site: http://www.summer08.isc.uqam.ca/).

Our first Summer Institute in Cognitive Science brought together more than 150 local and international participants who met and exchanged ideas on the topic of categorization. It was a great success according to all involved, and has spawned an authoritative 32-chapter text on the matter, the Handbook of Categorization in Cognitive Science, Cohen and Lefebvre (eds.) (2005), Elsevier.

The advantages of a Summer Institute:
•    Classes given by top researchers in their field;
•    Meeting high caliber foreign students who share your interests;
•    Networking;
•    Several related activities which will help develop your knowledge of related fields (poster session http://www.er.uqam.ca/nobel/eteisc/ocs/custom/cfp-socialCognition.pdf, thematic dinners, etc.);
•    A PhD level course during the summer (which can be rare in some faculties);
•    Getting 3 credits in ten days (+ a paper at your leisure during the summer);

The registration process contains one or two steps according to whether you want to obtain credits or not.
1.    Anyone wishing to attend the Summer Institute must fill in the form on our web site and pay the course fee: http://www.er.uqam.ca/nobel/eteisc/ocs/index.php/eteisc/SS2008/schedConf/registration
2.    If additionally you wish to receive credits for attendance and:
•    You are a PhD student from the Université du Québec à Montréal: See your department’s graduate study advisor (or his/her assistant) and register to one of these classes:
•    DIC938H-01. Cognition Sociale
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Note that, depending of your situation, additional registration costs may be charged by UQAM or your own university in order to get these credits.

Please visit our web site to consult the latest program and for any additional information concerning the Summer Institute:
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L'institut regroupera les principaux chercheurs à la frontière entre la cognition individuelle et celle de nature collective et distribuée (psychologie biosociale, anthropologie cognitive, neurosciences sociales, cognition distribuée, philosophie de l'esprit étendu, etc.). Nous espérons que tous seront stimulés par cette convergence de perspectives.

Les conférenciers confirmés incluent (en ordre alphabétique) : Daniel Batson, Paul Bloom, Richard Byrne, Angelo Cangelosi, Daniel Dennett, Terrence Deacon, Merlin Donald, Shimon Edelman, Christian Fellbaum, Rob Goldstone, Philip Jackson, Frank Keil, Andrew Meltzoff, Élisabeth Pacherie, Jesse Prinz, Deb Roy, Rebbeca Saxe, Barry Wellman, et bien d’autres, (voir notre site : http://www.ete08.isc.uqam.ca/).

Notre premier Institut d’été en sciences cognitives a rassemblé plus de 150 participants locaux et internationaux qui se sont rencontrés et ont échangé autour de la question de la catégorisation. De l’avis de tous les participants, ce premier Institut
d’été fut un énorme succès, qui a donné naissance à un ouvrage important sur le sujet, le Handbook of Categorization in Cognitive Science (sous la direction d’Henri Cohen et de Claire Lefebvre, publié chez Elsevier).

Quels sont les avantages de s’inscrire à l’Institut d’été ?
•    Des cours donnés par des sommités internationales dans le domaine ;
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•    Plusieurs activités connexes qui vous aideront à développer vos connaissances (séances de communication par affiche http://www.er.uqam.ca/nobel/eteisc/ocs/custom/cfp-socialCognition.pdf, soupers thématiques, etc.) ;
•    Un cours durant l’été (ce qui est quelques fois rare aux études supérieures) ; 
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Christoph LANGE | 7 Mar 17:35 2008
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SemWiki2008: Deadline extended to Monday noon

Dear Semantic Wiki developers,

  the deadline for the 3rd SEMANTIC WIKI WORKSHOP at ESWC (June 2, Tenerife, 
Spain) has been extended to

      Monday, March 10th, 2008, 12:00 GMT
      (just before lunchtime, no further extensions possible)

That is, you have one more weekend to finish and polish your submission to 
SemWiki 2008 – http://semwiki.org/semwiki2008.

Clarification on demo/position paper/full paper:

  If you submit a position paper, please append  "... (position paper)" in
  your title, if  you  submit  a demo or poster, append ".. (demo)" or "..
  (poster)" or "... (demo/poster)"  to  your paper title. We expect, but do
  not require, that most posters will have a demo and vice versa.

All kinds of accepted submissions will be printed in the proceedings.

Further details are available at [1]

[1] http://mathweb.org/semwiki2008/Main_Page#Call_for_Contributions

We wish you a productive weekend,

the SemWiki organizing committee

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