Comparative Geekography - Mapping Russian Computer Science Diaspora
Vincent Lepinay will present the preliminary findings / methodological insights of the Geekography project.
Event, Research Seminar
Salle du médialab, 13 rue de l'Université, 75007 Paris
We present the preliminary findings / methodological insights we are working with in the Geekography project.We are dealing with a population that has no clear boundaries - who is a Russian computer scientist is a highly debated question as the very expression computer science does not exist in Russian. This is also a population that oscillates between two stances: either open collaboration (à la open source) or extremely cautious of its privacy (in the context of a limited sense of privacy over the past few..centuries). We discuss our strategies to overcome the limitations of working with public data.