This sounds good Tom,
Today I had a workshop at a Swedish High School about Wikipedia, and we discussed some
about the difference between men and women on wikipedia. In the same time my collegue said
it would be good if we could find famous persons who could be
"Wikipedia-embassadors" (willing to say "I am editing on Wikipedia").
You (and Axel on the video) have good idéas.What I was thinbking was that maybe we should
try to find famous women who could say what they think about wikipedia. This would be good
for all the women and girls who needs to find people to look at and see "They can,
and so can I!"
Best regards,HaraldWikimedia Sverige (Sweden)
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2012 10:01:27 -0200
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia Education] Dear professors, why not to make a video?
On Thu, Nov 22, 2012 at 5:37 AM, Axel Pettersson
Also, if you haven't seen it before, have a
look at this interview I did
last year: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nobel-interviews_2011.ogv
It might come in handy if you ever need a quote from a Nobel laureate who's
That is AWESOME. I didn't know it. :)
You just gave me another idea. We could try to make these short
interviews with some wikipedians with articles
Last semester a friend invited me to give a lecture on the Wikipedia
Education Program at his university, the same of professor Marcelo
Gleiser,  and I though it would be a great opportunity to invite
him to the program or even make short comments about Wikipedia. Since
he has made a program for popularizing science in a big TV news here
in Brazil, I think that would be really good to raise awareness about
Wikipedia and the program.
Some friends from Wikimedia Brasil have made in 2010 also videos with
Lawrence Lessig and Sergio Amadeu, the later a famous activit on
copyright reform and free software here in Brazil:
We should explore more this possibility as well! I hope this semester
in Brazil we can invite some prominent professors and make videos of
them commenting Wikipedia articles and wikipedians learning from their
comments and improving the articles while we debate the subject.
Everton Zanella Alvarenga (also Tom)
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