Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 378
Porto, Porto 4200-465


A one-day colloquium of wikis, links, and social software.

Learn about new ways to pursue, analyze, and disseminate knowledge and information in your organization, to promote innovation, creativity, and better knowledge management.

Meet and discuss the future of social software to support organizations by some of the most prominent leaders, and researchers in the field, namely: George P. Landow , Mark Bernstein, Stewart Mader and J. Nathan Matias.

George P. Landow is Professor of English and Art History at Brown University. He holds the AB and PhD from Princeton University and an MA from Brandeis University. He writes and lectures internationally on nineteenth-century literature, art, religion as well as on literary theory and digital culture, and his Victorian Web continues to pioneer the exploration of hypertext in scholarship. His most recent book, Hypertext 3.0: New Media and Critical Theory in an Era of Globalization, was published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

Mark Bernstein is chief scientist at Eastgate Systems, Inc. A graduate of Swarthmore College, he received his doctorate in Chemistry from Harvard University. At Eastgate, he published many of the the central works of hypertext fiction and nonfiction, and designed Tinderbox, a content assistant that helps people make, analyze, visualized, and share notes. He is the program chair of WikiSym 2008, has twice been program chair of the ACM Hypertext Conference. He is the author of The Tinderbox Way, and is currently writing a study of The Natural History of Links.

Stewart Mader is Wiki Evangelist for Atlassian, a wiki company based in Sydney. He holds a B.S. in Chemistry from University of Hartford, and is pursuing an M.S. in Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology from State University of New York at Albany. His most recent book, WikiPatterns, is a practical guide to improving productivity and collaboration in the organization.

J. Nathan Matias just completed a postgraduate degree in English at Cambridge University, where he was the 2006 Savies-Jackson student. As a software developer and artist, Nathan has exhibited award-winning digital documentaries on both sides of the Atlantic. His most recent research has focused on the psychology of moral choice in electronic literature.

The colloquium is organized by Mark Bernstein (Eastgate Systems, Inc.) and Ademar Aguiar (INESC Porto/FEUP), Program and Conference chairs of WikiSym’2008, the Fourth International Symposium on Wikis, September 8-10, Porto, Portugal.

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