Ce projet vient juste d’être présenté à Goldsmiths par musha au Goldsmiths Institute (jounées d’étude sur la cartographie critique - ou radicale).
Critical Ways of Seeing
Through illustrating 26 Wikipedia articles, sharing the process in a blog, publishing a book and running workshops we hope to draft a new path for a visual free culture.
We launched this blog to share the process of creating 26 illustrations to 26 Wikipedia articles (alphabetically ordered).
We discuss the drafts through the comments and iterate on each of the illustrations.
When an illustration is ready we contribute it to Wikipedia and follow the wiki edits on the blog.
We run workshops to further explore the questions of visual free culture through practice.
While we’re celebrating the explosion of open source software and collaborative projects like Wikipedia, visual art has not been enjoying similar levels of passionate and generous online contribution. Open culture have developed inspiring text-based collaborative models, but have yet to develop successful models for open collaboration on visual culture. Wikipedia Illustrated seeks to develop such models. Through a 26 illustrated articles, a blog that follows the production and a set of workshops we hope to develop a methodology for contributing creative-commons licensed illustrations to Wikipedia.
Wikipedia Illustrated | Drafting a new path towards visual free culture
Maybe Wikipedia is simply not built for change
Wikipedia has recently updated its design but you wouldn’t be able to tell anything has actually changed. With minor changes to the typography and a tiny and practically meaningless change in image size, the recent changes seem more like a placebo than an actual commitment to change. While other major sites on the web go through multiple dramatic redesigns to address changes in user culture and web technology, Wikipedia has been slow to adapt.
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