Author: Marvin A.


Experiencing Wikipedia

In this post I´m blogging about my experiences on contributing my first Wikipedia article. For the University Seminar on `Constructing Knowledge in the Digital Age: Wikipedia´s Contribution to the Humanities´ I have written a WP article about the dystopian short story Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut in German language which is named Harrison Bergeron (Kurzgeschichte) on Wikipedia. The student´s task for the seminar was to create a complete new article or to complement an already existing article that deals somehow with topics of literature or social sciences. I´ve chosen to create a WP article about the short story because I...


Big Brother (Nineteen Eighty-Four) / Großer Bruder – comparison of the German and the English Wikipedia article

Subject This work analyzes the differences of German and English Wikipedia articles of the same theme. In concrete terms this paper deals with the comparison of the German Wikipedia article Großer Bruder and the English Article Big Brother (Nineteen Eighty-Four). Both articles are based on the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) by George Orwell. In this novel the Big Brother is a fictional character in the role of the enigmatic dictator of the surveillance state created in the story.