[Wikimedia-l] Invitation: Virtual Meeting of the Commons Photographers User Group (March 20)

2021-03-17 Thread Frank Schulenburg
Dear all,

This Saturday, March 20, the Commons Photographers will host their first
virtual meeting of 2021. External guest Ben Horne will talk about large
format wilderness photography, followed by a question-and-answer session.
Ben shoots 8×10 film and he's YouTube's first, and longest active landscape
photography vlogger.

If you're interested in learning more about large format photography (
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large_format), please sign up here:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Commons_Photographers_User_Group/Virtual_Meeting_on_March_20,_2020

Also, if you haven't seen it yet, here's what our members shared as their
"most memorable shot" of 2020:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Commons_Photographers_User_Group/Your_most_memorable_shot_2020

You can learn more about our group's activities in our most recent annual
report:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Commons_Photographers_User_Group/Annual_Report_for_2020

And, just in case, if you're interested in joining, please add your name to
our membership list:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Commons_Photographers_User_Group/Membership_list

All the best,

Frank
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Research Showcase] March 17: Curiosity

2021-03-17 Thread Janna Layton
The Research Showcase will be starting in about 30 minutes.

On Thu, Mar 11, 2021 at 12:49 PM Janna Layton  wrote:

> In this showcase, Prof. Danielle Bassett will present recent work studying
> individual and collective curiosity as network building processes using
> Wikipedia.
>
> Date/Time: March 17, 16:30 UTC (9:30am PT/12:30pm ET/17:30pm CET)
> Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jw2s_Y4J2tI
>
> Speaker: Danielle Bassett (University of Pennsylvania)
>
> Title: The curious human
>
> Abstract: The human mind is curious. It is strange, remarkable, and
> mystifying; it is eager, probing, questioning. Despite its pervasiveness
> and its relevance for our well-being, scientific studies of human curiosity
> that bridge both the organ of curiosity and the object of curiosity remain
> in their infancy. In this talk, I will integrate historical, philosophical,
> and psychological perspectives with techniques from applied mathematics and
> statistical physics to study individual and collective curiosity. In the
> former, I will evaluate how humans walk on the knowledge network of
> Wikipedia during unconstrained browsing. In doing so, we will capture
> idiosyncratic forms of curiosity that span multiple millennia, cultures,
> languages, and timescales. In the latter, I will consider the fruition of
> collective curiosity in the building of scientific knowledge as encoded in
> Wikipedia. Throughout, I will make a case for the position that individual
> and collective curiosity are both network building processes, providing a
> connective counterpoint to the common acquisitional account of curiosity in
> humans.
>
> Related papers:
>
> Hunters, busybodies, and the knowledge network building associated with
> curiosity. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/undy4
>
> The network structure of scientific revolutions.
> http://arxiv.org/abs/2010.08381
>
> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Research/Showcase#March_2021
>
> --
> Janna Layton (she/her)
> Administrative Associate - Product & Technology
> Wikimedia Foundation 
>


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Janna Layton (she/her)
Administrative Associate - Product & Technology
Wikimedia Foundation 
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