VJing by 375 Wikipedians

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Carrie Gates Writing by Carrie Gates 1 Comment

I was invited to participate in a Wiki Sprint at the Mapping Festival in Geneva last May.  VJs and academics from around the world gathered and collaboratively rewrote, sourced, and found open licensed images for a new Wikipedia page on VJing, which was sorely in need of development and discipline. We also did a presentation at the Mapping Festival on our work, where we did an audio recording of the Wikipedia page for the hearing impaired. Soon after, our work was turned into a book that was published by Greyscale Press.

You can download VJing by 375 Wikipedians as a PDF here.

From Greyscale Press:

VJing (by 375 Wikipedians) out in print

Published September 27, 2010

Greyscale Press annouces the publication of VJing – by 375 Wikipedians, a paperback reader that reproduces faithfully the article VJing from Wikipedia.org (based upon the revision of July 25th 2010).

This book is the physical outcome of a collective writing workshop that was held in Geneva between May 6th-13th 2010. Taking place in the context of Mapping Festival, an event dedicated to live audiovisual performance art, this writing-sprint gathered a small but dedicated team of contributors who spent seven days discussing, expanding, translating and improving the Wikipedia article dedicated to the artistic practice of VJing.

For more information, see http://greyscalepress.com/2010/books/vjing/

You can also preview the book on Google Books, and of course read the most up-to-date version of the original article at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VJing

An interview about the process of the Wiki-Sprint has been published by the Institute of Network Cultures: http://networkcultures.org/wpmu/cpov/2010/06/29/manuel-schmalstieg-and-the-wiki-sprint/

Our press release is available here in PDF format.

VJing by 375 Wikipedians

VJing by 375 Wikipedians

VJing

by 375 Wikipedians

August 2010

ISBN 978-2-9700706-0-3

This book is a faithful reproduction of the Wikipedia article “VJing”, based upon the revision of July 25th 2010, last edited by 77.12.27.96. This book was produced as a physical outcome of the “wiki-sprint“, a collaborative writing workshop that was held in May 2010 in the frame of Mapping Festival, Geneva.

The book includes a prologue by Raphael DiLuzio and an introduction by Ana Carvalho. The final editing and layout took place in August 2010 during Hyperactivity, a summer lab at Centre d’art de Neuchâtel.

  • Price: $6.94
  • Format: Paperback, 4.25″ x 6.875″, 122 pages

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Participants

Ana Carvalho (Portugal)
teacher at University Fernando Pessoa in Porto (Portugal)
editor at VJ Theory
http://www.visual-agency.net / http://www.vjtheory.net
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Anaoak

Tom Bassford (UK)
video artist and VJ
http://sleepytom.co.uk
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Sleepytom

Carrie Gates (Canada)
VJ and media technician at University of Saskatchewan (Canada)
http://otherartists.com

Raphael Di Luzio (USA)
Associate Professor of New Media at University of Maine
http://raphaeldiluzio.com

Carole Thibaud (France)
Artist and VJ
http://www.carolethibaud.com

Online participants:

Xárene Eskandar (USA)
Editor of vE-jA: Art and Technology of Live Audio/Video (h4 San Francisco, 2006)
PhD student at University of California, Santa Barbara
http://tentativearchitecture.net

Elsa Vieira (Portugal/Czech Republic)
video artist and VJ
founder of roguewaves, global arts exchange
http://monkeyfishfilms.net / http://roguewaves.net

Alex Berry (USA)
http://alexberry.me

CHiKA (USA)
artist and VJ
http://imagima.com

Kenneth Feinstein (Singapore)
multimedia artist and theorist
http://www.kennethfeinstein.com

Workshop facilitator:

Manuel Schmalstieg
artist, programmer, designer and educator
http://ms-studio.net
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:1904.CC

Press Contact

Media relations:
media@greyscalepress.com

Videos

Our process:

Wiki Sprint Sticky Note Timeline of VJing History – Geneva 2010 from Carrie Gates on Vimeo.


Time lapse of our office:

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