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Re: <nettime> 'Wikipedia Art' Wikipedia entry deleted 15 February 2009
Greg J. Smith on Mon, 16 Feb 2009 21:45:39 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> 'Wikipedia Art' Wikipedia entry deleted 15 February 2009

Andreas Broeckmann wrote:

> i think that this says much about what the wikipedia system thinks
> about itself, and Wikipedia Artists will have to realise that it
> might practically be more difficult to realise Wikipedia Art than,
> for instance, Land Art, or Internet Art, or Video Art. For obvious
> reasons. The same might be true of Walmart Art that somebody wishes
> to realise in Walmart stores, or (formerly) KGB Art, or uninvited
> International Red Cross Art happening in IRC hospitals and then asking
> for the scissors.

There is no curatorial equivalent of Deletionism (see 
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Deletionism ), although I guess land art 
could get bulldozed.

>From the Meta-Wiki article on Deletionism:

"Deletionism is a philosophy held by some Wikipedians that favors clear 
and relatively rigorous standards for accepting articles, templates or 
other pages to the encyclopedia... They are more likely to suggest that 
it is unnecessary to create individual articles on topics that are 
difficult or impossible to reliably expand in adherence to the 
verifiability and citation policies of the encyclopedia."

So this said, get on the wrong editor's radar and it might be game over 
- no matter what merit a project may have (or not have). Wiki art may be 
easier to build up and sustain than Wikipedia art.

To keep in the spirit of this conversation, I'd like this message 
stricken from the record.


greg j. smith
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