Wiki's Silver Jubilee

For WIki's 25th birthday we are looking to examine the past and future of wiki as the world's first collaborative writing platform.

Here is a Zoom Selfie featuring many but not all of the people who turned up last minute - clip.png

Compare and contrast with Wiki Turns 21 and the Fed Wiki Turns Seven celebrations.

# Wednesday 25th March

This Wednesday we organised small celebration of wiki, and look to the future. Our aim is to start a programme of work leading up to the creation of an interactive documentary which we will release on Wikipedia's birthday on January 15th 2021.

HTML5 mp4 http://wiki.thought.garden/assets/wikimentary/wiki_birthday_25/2020-03-25_6819268068/wiki_25_birthday_22_37.mp4 Wiki's Silver Jubilee (gallery view)

HTML5 mp4 http://wiki.thought.garden/assets/wikimentary/wiki_birthday_25/2020-03-25_6819268068/wiki_25_birthday_22_49.mp4 After Party

Here are the raw files:

wikimentary/wiki_birthday_25/2020-03-25_6819268068

Here is the raw video of that event stored in Vimeo. We will be editing this video into a number of glitch videos in the coming days. Due the way Vimeo works we are able to replace the video with the edited video so expect to see it evolve and take shape.

# Coronavirus Time

In this time of coronavirus we could not organise a trip to Portland - but we can work remotely. Each Wednesday we already organise a meet the federation and we look to record a session in Zoom to turn into a first podcast broken up into a series of glitch videos.

# Decentralised event

Let's gather in our homes, and connect to each other in wiki and in Zoom. We aim to show a first provocation - something simple to give the idea and inspire the next stage. Then we talk, and we 'film" the event in a way suitable for editing together later into a series of glitch videos that we embed into wiki, and start to build the video archive.

# First Glitch

Our first glitch will be about wiki. We will create a first draft of the process we start, and then begin to elaborate it in true wiki style - by writing with strangers.

# One Hundred Authors

Our aim is to assemble one hundred writers in wiki to take part in the launch of the interactive documentary on January 15th 2021. We will build this community slowly by assembling groups of twelve citizens assembled by word of mouth.

# Assets

Each Zoom event is organised as a folder within the Wikimentary folder of the assets folder. We try to see if we can use this folder without file renaming to aid workflow.

# See also