Within the conceptual framework of the cartography of controversies, an analysis of Wikipedia’s talk page helps to shed light on the structure of such issues. Analyzing the way in which different authors relate to each other within a discussion, the various roles that exist in such a conversation, and the evolution of controversy, gives us additional information on how the discourse develops in the general, non-digital panorama of the controversy.We are currently developing a tool that, by visualizing data gathered from the Wikipedia’s talk pages, will help us to understand the relational dynamics that exist beneath the surface of a controversy
The project was a collaboration between Density Design
and AIR Lab
, and will be part of my master thesis.
Along with the other members of the collective, whiterabbitwaslost
we developed an interactive map for the Corriere della Sera
, a major Italian newspaper. The aim of the map was to visualize the cross-continental journey of renowned journalist Beppe Severgnini as he made his way by train from Moscow to Lisbon.