A visualization of people who’ve contributed to the Barack Obama page on Wikipedia. Users who edit a lot drift toward the center. Best watched full screen in HD!
Visualized using code_swarm (Processing) and my new Wikipedia page history parser Wikiswarm (Ruby). Code and instructions on how to make your own visualizations can be found in the README or on jamiedubs.com
Music is from DJ Z-Trip’s Obama Mix.
There’s a lack of art/artist info on Wikipedia, and we’re often too busy to find the time to contribute. So, we’re setting aside one day where a crew of people collectively drop serious knowledge into wikipedia about art. From your favorite notable artwork, artist or exhibition, to our soon-on-to-be-famous peers. We’ll also add structural links to alumni schools and categories like collective art groups, non profit orgs, etc.
The day is Saturday January 26th: an afternoon on the internet quietly enriching the public domain. We imagine groups of 2-4 people around tables across the country, bottomless coffee cups fueling the discussions, fact checking, and troubleshooting. Ideally lots of “oh, that person worked with X, I’ll make a page for them, link me up.” There will also be a lot of online chatting across coasts. Video chats if bandwidth permits.
Roughly 12-8pm EST (9am-5pm PST) Saturday January 26th==Where==Wherever you want to gather. At the library (there’s books you can reference), at mini house parties, a local art center, or at home. And of course, on the internet.
IRC: irc://irc.gimp.org/#artwikimarathon link
AIM: join chat: artwikimarathon
More info on the thegreatinter.net wikipage
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