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Re: <nettime> Fwd: Wikipedia challenges "Wikipedia Art"
Scott Kildall on Sun, 26 Apr 2009 22:41:03 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> Fwd: Wikipedia challenges "Wikipedia Art"


Hi Andreas,

I think at this point that it is likely that Wikimedia will just let  
things go as far as the Wikipedia Art project. At least I hope this is  
the case.

It is an interesting battle that's shaping up: one of knowledge- 
framing and how that knowledge-framing is framed. Though humorous,  
also seems to be one of culture-defining proportions.

Best,
Scott

On Apr 25, 2009, at 4:40 AM, Andreas Broeckmann wrote:

> dear scott, friends,
>
> i think that this is a very interesting development in the young  
> history of Wikipedia Art; we originally thought that it would be a  
> conceptual piece about the rules that define RAW (Reality According  
> to Wikipedia); but now it seems that Wikipedia is itself trying to  
> become that Reality, and you have to play by its rules, even if you  
> (like many of us) thought you had chosen for another reality. i can  
> see a battle of apocalyptic proportions on the horizon, between the  
> Empire of Wikipedia and the Empire of Google. and then: Exodus.





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