[Foundation-l] Wikimedia Serbia billboard campaign

Milos Rancic millosh at gmail.com
Thu Jun 17 21:15:37 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 11:09 PM, Milos Rancic <millosh at gmail.com> wrote:
> A couple of months ago, we was approached by an artist group which
> idea is to raise cultural awareness by putting at billboards stylized
> photos of (not so) famous [1] cultural and scientific persons from the
> history of Serbia. They wanted to incorporate their art project into
> Wikimedia Serbia projects and we've found that it is a great idea. The
> project's site is likilink.org [2][3][4].
> The project has been done without money. The main company which deals
> with billboards in Serbia, Alma Quatro [5] is giving to us not used
> billboards for free. "Not used" means, for example, if some billboard
> campaign is lasting up to 15th of some month -- as they are renting
> space on monthly basis -- the rest of the month is our. So, it is not
> about bad locations; contrary, locations are top.
> But, it was their initial idea, they will work on that, but, it is up
> to Wikimedians to choose who will be the next persons on billboards
> all over Serbia.
> So, after the first couple of writers, the rest is up to them.
> The first person on billboards is Radoje Domanovic [5], Serbian
> satirist with Orwellian motives. Those billboards are presently at ~20
> places in Belgrade, including large billboards at the highway entrance
> to Belgrade.
> The second group will be 5 persons with 30 billboards each:
> * Two will be Serbian writers.
> * One will be a female inventor from our previous, but not yet
> finished project ("Female inventors") in cooperation with another
> organization.
> * One will be Richard Stallman.
> * One will be Jimmy Wales.
> Yes, Jimmy will get 30 billboards in Belgrade for one month :)
> [1] - Famous, but not so as Nikola Tesla or Vuk Karadzic are.
> [2] - "Lik i link" means "face/figure and link".
> [3] - The billboards are designed as the image from the site, but with
> link to the project's site and
> [4] - Please, don't ask my why I've put just a JPEG with <map> >:| It
> will be fixed today or tomorrow.
> [5] - http://www.aqyu.com/
> [6] - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radoje_Domanovic

Ah, and I forgot a couple of important information:

* The first campaign is ongoing: from previous Monday to next Tuesday.
* The second campaign will start at Wednesday and it will last for one month.

>From that point, persons on billboards will be chosen directly by
Wikimedians. I will make two projects: one on sr.wp, another on Meta.
There will be possible to propose and vote for a person which would be
on billboards. Let's say, 2-3 on sr.wp and 3-4 on Meta.

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