[Wikimedia-l] augmentwikipedia.org

Tisza Gergő gtisza at gmail.com
Sun Nov 11 05:34:13 UTC 2012

Found this site recently: http://augmentwikipedia.org/

It allows uploading 3D models about the subjects of wikipedia articles, and
one can get a 3D, augmented-reality view of the models with a smartphone
(when accessing Wikipedia through some special app, presumably? The site is
not clear about that.)

This seems very useful for a number of things (molecules, buildings, 3D
animations etc) and a good way to connect Wikipedia with the "free
modeling" movement which has been picking up steam recently, with 3D
printing getting cheaper and with the free software ecosystem aroung 3D
animation getting more and more evolved.

Should Wikipedia try to support this (or, 3D models in general)? If so,
what is needed? If I understand it correctly, the main reason they had to
create a separate site is that 3D models are not allowed on Commons; that
would be easy to fix.

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