Wiki Wednesday: Wikis Take Manhattan

small_logo_A.pngAs the number and scope of entries continue to grow, StreetsWiki needs photos to flesh out all that text. Enter Wikis Take Manhattan, a scavenger hunt and photo contest intended to provide visual content for both StreetsWiki and Wikipedia. The event is modeled on last year’s Wikipedia Takes Manhattan,

Entrants will meet up on Saturday, September 27 at 1 p.m. at Columbia University (exact location TBA) and The Open Planning Project HQ in the West Village (349 W. 12th St. #3), then head out for an afternoon of shooting throughout Manhattan and across the boroughs. Participants will gather at TOPP at 6:30 for prizes and a party.

The prize list is still being finalized, but so far includes a dinner with Wikipedia creator Jimmy Wales (plus 2) and gift certificates from Bicycle Habitiat and the LimeWire Store.

Wikis Take Manhattan is sponsored by The Open Planning Project; Free Culture @ Columbia (the Columbia University chapter of Students for Free Culture) in cooperation with the NYU chapter Free Culture @ NYU; Wikimedia New York City; Creative Commons; and Wikipedia volunteers. Corporate sponsors include Bicycle Habitat, Brooklyn Brewery, B’s Bikes, Birdbath Bakery, and LimeWire Store.

The contest is open to all. Keep an eye on the Livable Streets group page for updates.

  • And so folks know, we’ll be shooting a Streetfilm on this too. We’ll be looking for interesting angles and participants to follow.

  • hmm

    me, at dinner with jimmy wales..

    “quick, what’s the headquarters of the largest bean ranch in the world?…

    ok, now who is the mayor of zagreb?

    ahhh, what’s a woonerf?”

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