Guggenheim image donation; Wiki campaign gets advertising award: artnet and The Next Web report (May 6) that the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is releasing a hundred images of works in its collection under Creative Commons licences in conjunction with a May 19 editathon.
Advertising Agereports (May 4) that a campaign involving Wikipedia was honored at the 94th annual awards of the Art Directors Club, presented last week in Miami Beach. The campaign was created by the Costa Rican branch of Leo Burnett Worldwide for Fundación Paniamor, a Costa Rican non-profit organization dedicated to children's advocacy, for the 2014 presidential election last May. In October 2014, they edited the articles of the major candidates on the Spanish Wikipedia, including the eventual winner Luis Guillermo Solís, to insert a largely blank section asking what the candidates would do to address childhood protection issues. The edits were immediately reverted and the articles protected, but the campaign drew attention to the edits with the hashtag #IncompleteBios. The campaign received attention in the Spanish-language media and claims credit for the candidates all adopting childhood protection policies in their platforms.
Talkin' Wikipedia Editing Blues: Newsdayreports (May 5) on a new "Wiki folk musical" by TV writer and producer Larry Mollin about Paul Clayton, the folk singer who mentored Bob Dylan. Search: Paul Clayton, the Man Who Loved Bob Dylan runs from May 6 to May 21 at Stage 72. Mollin told Newsday "I thought it would be fun to structure a play based on the structure of a Wikipedia page." The article did not describe what specific structure was adopted from Wikipedia or report whether or not the audience would be able to edit the performance if they were unsatisfied with it.
The grammar hero Wikipedia needs: The media fascination with Giraffedata and his quest to rid Wikipedia of the phrase "comprised of" has not dissipated. On the May 1 episode of the CBS Evening News, Steve Hartmaninterviewed Giraffedata for the On the Road segment and appeared to have difficulty keeping a straight face while doing so.
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