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Object: Participation of the association member --Ste.caneva (talk) 11:19, 19 February 2015 (UTC) at the Civic Epistemologies Workshop on the Roadmap at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.[reply]

  • When: 20 February 2015
  • Where: KUL, Erasmushuis, Leuven, (Museumzaal), Blijde-Inkomststraat 21, Leuven.
  • Goals of the participation: presentation for Wikimedia Belgium;

networking and lobbying

  • Conference programme [1]
  • Budget: 15.20€: Train Antwerpen – Leuven (with Railpass reduction).

Speaker: Stefano Caneva Post-doctoral researcher in Humanities (specialized in Ancient History) at the University of Liège. Living in Antwerp, Belgium. Member of Wikimedia Belgium and Wikimedia Italia; co-founder and vice-president of the NGO weLand, working for the promotion of cultural heritage, tourism and ditigal innovation in South Piemonte, Italy.

Institution: Wikimedia Belgium Founded in autumn 2014, Wikimedia Belgium is the Belgian national chapter of Wikimedia Foundation. The mission of the association is to engage people in free knowledge. The tools include projects run by Wikimedia Foundation and collaborations between the Wiki community and institutions, operators and volunteers in the fieldof open culture at both national and international level.

Presentation: From Warburg to Wiki: Multidimensionality and Democratisation of culture in the age of the Semantic Web.

If you type Warburg + Atlas in a search engine, you will see a mosaic of images, yet not quite a normal one. All images represent other mosaics of images, which are serially and semantically organized around a theme. One of the most visionary intellectuals across the 19th and 20th century, Aby Warburg conceived a titanic project for one man: Mnemosyne, a visual Atlas of the Western cultural tradition from Antiquity to the Modern Age. Although the project remained unachieved, its utopic objectives ideally prelude the multidimensional and collective knowledge enabled by the Semantic Web. Collaborating to this democratisation of culture in an open digital environment is the essential goal of Wikimedia Foundation. The increasing variety of Wiki projects and their relevance in contemporary cultural practice and theory make the Wikiverse a prominent driver of innovation in the way individuals and communities share and actively construct cultural heritage.