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Citizen Humanities: Configuring Interpretation and Perception for Participation

Författare och institution:
Dick Kasperowski (Institutionen för filosofi, lingvistik och vetenskapsteori); Christopher Kullenberg (Institutionen för filosofi, lingvistik och vetenskapsteori)
Publicerad i:
Citizen Science – Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy 19–21 May 2016, Berlin, s. 26-27
Konferensbidrag - refereegranskat abstract
Sammanfattning (abstract):
The history of volunteer participation in scientific work usually starts with ornithology in the late 19th century. Since then this practice has spread to many disciplines in the sciences. The success of such projects has to a large extent been a question of data quality and design of participatory protocols, which puts the contributor on par with the scientist as an observer of the natural world. The ability of the protocol to produce valid data, while also being inclusive enough to mobilize the volunteer contributors in large numbers, is still a challenge to citizen science (CS) projects. To enable the perceptual qualities of the contributor in mass observations, the cognitive thresholds have been kept low, thus making CS as inclusive as possible. However, with few exceptions, the humanities have not managed to facilitate broad public participation the same way as the sciences have. Nevertheless several citizen humanities (CH) projects have been launched lately on platforms such as Zooniverse, Scholars’ Lab and Micropast. As the humanities are generally associated with interpretation – a hard-earned ability acquired only through specialized studies (Bildung) – data is often perceived as inaccessible without training. Implied in hermeneutic ideals of knowledge, context is viewed as a prerequisite for informed interpretation. In this paper we are comparing how the design of participatory protocols in CS and CH are constructed, with special attention to where and how in the research process “citizen humanists” are put to work. Our empirical analysis consists of analyses of the online environments generated by a number of contemporary citizen humanities projects.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Annan samhällsvetenskap ->
Tvärvetenskapliga studier
Annan humaniora
Annan humaniora ->
Övrig annan humaniora
Citizen humanities, citizen science, interpretation, perception
Ytterligare information:
First International ECSA Conference 2016 Session 7 Citizen Science Studies –Engaging with the participatory turn in the co-production of science and society Chairs:Dana Mahr,University of Geneva, Switzerland; Anett Richter, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research/ iDiv, Germany; Claudia Göbel,Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Germany Co-chairs: Alan Irwin, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark; Katrin Vohland, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin; Lisa Pettibone, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin; Sascha Friesike, Alexander von Humboldt University, Institute for Internet and Society Berlin, Germany"
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2016-05-02 14:26
Posten ändrad:
2016-07-05 12:57

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