Submissions/Covering the Wikimania community

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Information

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
E-mail address or username (if username, please confirm email address in Special:Preferences)
andrew@andrewlih.com
Country of origin
United States
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
University of Southern California
Personal homepage or blog
http://andrewlih.com
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
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Yes
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)
  2. Eloquence 01:51, 21 May 2010 (UTC)
  3. --Ravidreams 18:54, 20 May 2010 (UTC)
  4. Kocio 23:54, 3 June 2010 (UTC)
  5. Arrto 15:56, 8 June 2010 (UTC)
  6. Lecartia 18:48, 17 June 2010 (UTC)