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.
Dust was developed at Density Design, in collaboration with the California-based NGO, “Iridescent Learning”.
The aim of the tool is to assist urban education organizations, charter schools, private and public funding agencies and universities in making better decisions about which schools to lend their support. You can find more information here
The images refer to an early prototype.