SXSW Interactive 2013

We’re (Really) Changing the World

The Internet allows people to work together on a scale never seen before. A few projects take advantage of this and allow people to collaborate on content that benefits humanity. Projects such as Wikipedia, OpenStreetMap and Zooniverse contribute to creation of a diverse body of knowledge such as a multi-language encyclopedia, detailed geographic data, discovery of new planets, and historic climate change information.

As these project grow we continue to see them be used in ways that creators could have never imagined. In this panel we’ll discuss why these projects work and if there are things that could be done to make them work even better. We’ll also show some of the new developments in these projects.

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  1. How have massive collaboration projects such as Wikipedia changed in the past 10 years? Where do you see them moving in the next 10?
  2. What do you think are the most interesting projects going on within your projects right now?
  3. What are the biggest hurdles now for your project? How are you approaching them?
  4. What are you most excited about?
  5. Do you have any current frustrations you’d like to discuss?



Lydia Pintscher, Community Communications for Wikidata, Wikimedia Deutschland

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  • Tags: collaboration
  • Event: Interactive
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Community and Activism
  • Track 2
  • Level: Intermediate
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