2013/12/6 Sowmyan Tirumurti <tsowmyan(a)wikimedia.in>
There is a Brain Museum at Bangalore. Radhakrishna
visted this place some
time ago and shared the potential with Omshivaprakash and me. We had been
intending to go there, but some thing or other delayed it. This week I
ended up visiting them.
Dr Shankar is a very passionate man. He wants to educate the world. He
loves to explain things to kids, and medical students. But he is vary of
publishing photographs and meta data for reasons he articulates with
conviction. Plagiarism and thesis writing on the basis of such data is some
thing he is keen to prevent. There is still a lot to be written about.
One catch may be this sort of articles may require wikipedians who are
also medicos. Do we have people with medical background, available for a
hackathon on this subject. How do we go about this? Kindly give us your
Glad to see another good initiative. You can conduct couple of wiki
academies for NIMHANS Students and find out whether some of them will come
forward to help. There are also few wikipedians who are doctors (Dr
Rajassekhar from Telugu community) or studying medicine(Netha for example
from ML community). So doing wiki academies in medical and related
colleges could be useful.
Radhakrishna and myself made one contact with RV Dental college, Bangalore
couple of years back, but it could not happen due to other developments.