Can we "Wikify" some well known landmark buildings? I don't know if the
Smithsonian, Victoria & Albert, 1st floor Eifel Tower, etc would let us put
a display at the side of their hall and use a room for this, but it would be
a great way to make a "splash".
Also good for colaborating GLAMs too, gets people in who wouldn't usually,
encourages them to take pics in the GLAM, gets them through the door looking
round, and shows them online collaboration. And snacks of course :) One per
capital city :)
On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 11:56 PM, Jay Walsh <jwalsh(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
I think this is a key component of a celebration, FT2.
I'd like to see all
venues or locations (planning centers) consider how to ensure it's possible
to have volunteers teaching others how to edit well - show them the ropes
and encourage brave edits on the spot. We've seen that here in the bay area
with events like maker faire . It's not a showstopper thing to do, but
it really goes a long way in showing how things really do happen online.
For a major celebration I'd like to ensure there's an engagement space
around, before, or in parallel to a more traditional party. A series of ten
public engagements in any given city or region? I'm also interested in the
idea of having these sorts of things happening in places of learning or
knowledge - museums, discovery centers, libraries (or similar settings) -
the GLAM set sure, but also unexpected locations where learning takes place.
In many of those areas we'll already be looking at pre-existing, great
articles written about high level topics (the article about sharks, or any
sub-species is probably pretty good) but it's a great way to show people the
depth of content in the project.
On Aug 14, 2010, at 7:30 AM, FT2 wrote:
... have the place staffed by volunteers too, ask
visitors their hobbies
or subjects they know about, help them find topics they are
and help them to dip a toe in the water.
Invite them to watch skilled editors at work who are open to questions...
Invite people to take good quality photos and bring them in to be touched
show them how to upload them to a holding area with the best going
into Commons (saves issues for the many pics that just won't make it, they
can still learn!)
Engagement, in other words
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