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Panorama of the wikimediasphere


David Gómez Fontanills

UOC Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, TAG Taller d'Intangibles, ES
About David

Doctorand UOC, treballant en el projecte de Tesi Creació col·lectiva en la wikimediasfera. Directora: Dra.Elisenda Ardèvol.

Llicenciat en Belles Arts-Disseny 1991 per la UB.

DEA en Antropologia social 2006 UOC.

Màster Societat de la Informació i el coneixement 2006 UOC.

Membre del col·lectiu artístic i de recerca TAG Taller d'Intangibles.

Col·laborador docent de la UOC (2000-2012)

Consultoria wiki com a professional independent (2007-2012)

Soci d'Amical Viquipèdia, de Wikimedia Espanya i de l'Associació d'Artistes Visuals de Catalunya.

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The term wikimediasphere is proposed to refer to the group of WikiProjects, communities of editors, guidelines and organisations structured around the Wikimedia movement to generate free knowledge that is available to everyone. A description is made of the wikimediasphere, presenting the main projects and their characteristics, and its community, technological, regulatory, social and institutional dimensions are outlined. The wikimediasphere is placed in context and reference is made to its blurred boundaries. An explanation is provided of the role of the communities of editors of each project and their autonomy with respect to each other and to the Wikimedia Foundation. The author concludes by offering a panoramic view of the wikimediasphere.

How to Cite: Gómez Fontanills, D., 2012. Panorama of the wikimediasphere. Digithum, (14). DOI:
Published on 31 May 2012.
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