[Commons-l] Fwd: [Gendergap] Photo of the Day on Wikimedia Commons

Andreas Kolbe jayen466 at yahoo.com
Mon May 16 15:00:29 UTC 2011

--- On Mon, 16/5/11, Chris McKenna <cmckenna at sucs.org> wrote:
> From: Chris McKenna <cmckenna at sucs.org>
> Subject: Re: [Commons-l] Fwd: [Gendergap] Photo of the Day on Wikimedia Commons
> To: "Wikimedia Commons Discussion List" <commons-l at lists.wikimedia.org>
> Date: Monday, 16 May, 2011, 15:29
> On Mon, 16 May 2011, Andreas Kolbe
> wrote:
> > There seems to be a worrying tendency to treat Commons
> as a gallery for non-notable art.
> > It's an educational project, not a vehicle for
> self-promotion.
> > A.
> This image can be used in educational encyclopaedia
> articles about 
> anime/manga, (female) toplessness, contemporary art,
> fictional landscapes, 
> depictions of humans in art, art produced on computers,
> debates 
> surrounding any of these topics, and almost certainly many
> other uses too.
> It therefore seems to me to be a very good example of
> educational material 
> that Commons should be hosting.

Okay, my wife and I will then encourage all the unsigned garage bands we 
know to upload their original songs to Commons. We know a good dozen,
altogether about 50 people. We will nominate our songs for featured status.
We will vote for each others' songs (purely on artistic merit); so with 50 
people, achieving featured status shouldn't be too difficult.

We will then nominate our sound or video files to appear as featured media 
of the day on the Commons main page.

I promise you all of this will be valuable content; any of these songs could 
serve to illustrate Foundation-hosted educational content on -

* home recording

* music software

* drums

* guitar

* electric guitar

* bass guitar

* electric violin

* electric viola

* glockenspiel

* stage lighting

* garages

* voice

* vocal technique

* mouth

* hand (close-up fretwork)

* finger (again, close-up fretwork)

* obscene lyrics

* musical genres such as punk, hip-hop, art punk, post-punk, pop, etc.

* neighbourhood disputes

* musical activism

* self-promotion

If anyone objects, we will accuse them of censorship, and of cultural 
fascism directed against punk and hip-hop, both of which are widely 
recognised art forms that Commons should cover.


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