Wikimania 2007 Taipei :: a Globe in Accord

Hello. I am a Master's degree student in the department of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

As a researcher of 'the Wiki', I am most interested in how it may impact discursive regimes of knowledge production around the planet, in or outside of academia. You may find an introductory chapter-in-progress to my Master's thesis on, of all places, my Myspace profile[1]. I am currently residing in New York City where I collaborate with two Computer Science Ph.D students at Columbia University. We are devising ways for computers to visualize and read discursive patterns (such as discursive coherence and dissonance).

As an aside, I am also interested in any theories inseminated by Pierre Bourdieu or that which may illuminate my meanderings through the already well-illuminated Times Square.

saidkassem at gmail dot com