Thank you for your e-mail and interest.
Wikipedia organizational form has similarities to the Social Forums. Both
provide platforms for participation, although one is mainly online base and
the other mainly offline. Both are based on decentralized, participative and
open form of organizing and the Networked Politics is a collaborative
research on the potentialities and challenges of this network oriented way
of organizing large communities.
During the event these issues and the role of technology will be discussed.
Furthermore one of the principles of the Social Forum is universal access to
knowledge and the Free Culture Movement is related to other movements
gathering at the Forums (Movements in the South are moving for universal
access to knowledge even before the Internet was invented).
In solidarity! Mayo
2008/12/1 Kevin Wong <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> And how might this relate to Wikipedia?
> 2008/11/26 Mayo FM <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>> Hello! Hola! Ciao!
>> I hope you are fine. I send you the info of an event on social movements
>> around the world, technology and network organizing to take place Friday 5th
>> Dec at San Francisco. Looking forward seeing you there. Cheers! :-) Mayo
>> *Movement Organizing, Technology and Networked Politics:
>> The Experience of the Social Forums
>> Friday 5th December 2008 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
>> The Mission Cultural Center Gallery
>> 2868 Mission Street, between 24th and 25th
>> Please join us for a comparative discussion of decentralized organizing
>> and networking strategies at the World Social Forum, the Americas Social
>> Forum, the European Social Forum, and the US Social Forum, with key
>> organizers from each. What are the successes, failures, and further
>> potentials of the Social Forum network models and how do each of these
>> Forums organize differently and how do they benefit from the internet?
>> This is a discussion for individuals and collectives interested in the
>> Social Forums and in global social movements more generally. It precedes a
>> weekend symposium on networked politics and technological tools at UC
>> Berkeley, and is part of an ongoing collaborative research project on new
>> forms of political organization.
>> Organized and sponsored by: Networked Politics project, Transnational
>> Institute, Transform! Italia, Glocal Barcelona, Funders Network on Trade and
>> Globalization, International Forum on Globalization, Labor Tech,
>> International Computer Science Institute at UC Berkeley, School of
>> Information at UC Berkeley, Global Commons Foundation.
>> This event is free and open to the public.
>> For more information contact: Katharine Wallerstein –
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