• March 9, 2016
  • 7:00 pm
  • California Institute of Integral Studies
    1453 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
Add to Calendar 03/09/2016 7:00 pm 03/09/2016 America/Los_Angeles The Sum of All Knowledge Wikipedia’s goal is to build a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. But how exactly does it work? Come and hear about what it takes to run the sixth most popular website in the world, and protect the integrity of Wikipedia from governments, corporations, and individuals who don’t like what they see on the site. California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Wikipedia's goal is to build a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. But how exactly does it work? There are no ads, the contributors aren't paid, there are entries on contentious subjects that have somehow been created by different people with very different points of view. So who keeps Wikipedia, one of the world's top websites, running?

Jake Orlowitz is the Head of the Wikipedia Library at the Wikimedia Foundation, which hosts and supports Wikipedia. But Jake and his colleagues don't control the content in any way - the vast international community of volunteer editors do. Jake's job is to support this global community. In his role at the Wikipedia Library, Jake partners with scholarly research publications to provide Wikipedia editors with access to scholarly works to utilize and cite on Wikipedia.

Jake with be in conversation with Matthew D. Segall, MA, a doctoral candidate in the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness Program at CIIS. Matthew has published on topics including ecology, psychedelics, the dialogue between science and religion, and the role of imagination in philosophy. He blogs regularly on these and other topics at footnotes2plato.com

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