From Taxonomies to Folksonomies: The Evolution of Organization

Monday, March 20 | 11:30PM–11:30PM
Session Type: Resources

In this era of information abundance, formal taxonomies created by small groups of experts are being augmented by informal folksonomies that tap into the wisdom of crowds, blending and confounding critical and populist perspectives. This session explores collaborative categorization and ranking as tools for research, teaching, and learning.


  • Alex Chapin

    Executive Director of Academic Technologies, University of North Carolina, Charlotte