Submissions/Covering the Wikimania community

From Wikimania 2010 • Gdańsk, Poland • July 9-11, 2010


This is an open submission for Wikimania 2010.

Title of the submission
Documentary Screening: Truth in Numbers, Covering the Wikimania community
Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
Presentation, film, panel
Author of the submission
Andrew Lih and Nic Hill
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Country of origin
United States
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
University of Southern California
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (please use no less than 300 words to describe your proposal)

We propose a screening of the just completed feature documentary, "Truth in Numbers: The Wikipedia Story" [1] [2] by Nic Hill and hold a panel discussion afterwards about the experience of chasing and covering Wikipedians all over the globe. Andrew Lih, author of "The Wikipedia Revolution" will lead a panel with Nic discussing the experience of filming Wikipedians around the globe, and the challenge of covering the community of Wikipedia and Wikimedia contributors in the context of recent developments. A teaser trailer was shown at Wikimania 2008 to warm reception by the audience in Taiwan. It would be a great event to have all the attendees in a venue large enough for a screening all together.

Track (People and Community/Knowledge and Collaboration/Infrastructure)
People and community
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Slides or further information (optional)

Web links:

  • IMDB entry [3]
  • Movie site [4]
  • Wikipedia Revolution site [5]

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  1. LA2 11:03, 20 May 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Eloquence 01:51, 21 May 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  3. --Ravidreams 18:54, 20 May 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Kocio 23:54, 3 June 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Arrto 15:56, 8 June 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Lecartia 18:48, 17 June 2010 (UTC)[reply]