Category Archives: Meta

Heated debates following our Haaretz interview

On Tuesday, May 15th Yuval Saar, design reporter for Haaretz, published a lengthy interview with us about the Wikipedia Illustrated project. The article was first published in Hebrew and then translated and published in English on the site. The interview covers some of the themes we discuss through images in the blog and it […]

May 20th, 2012

Wikipedia Illustrated at the #13th Pecha Kucha Tel Aviv

Hey guys, we’re happy to announce we’ll be participating at the 13th Pecha Kucha Tel Aviv event, trying to blast through 20 slides in 6:40 minutes. The lineup this time is pretty phenomenal, be sure to get your tickets now (the 4000 tickets usually run out in 2 hours or so) Facebook Event See […]

May 13th, 2012

Cropping the “Moustache”

A few months ago we’ve received a great illustration for the “Moustache” article. The illustration was designed by Yanka as a vector poster featuring 12 different moustache types, as described in the Wikipedia article. The poster has been featured on the Wikipedia article but since Wikipedia’s layout requires small thumbnail images and does not allow […]

May 4th, 2012

Pictures from the Deviants opening

After much fear-mongering of a ruthless storm heading our way, we actually had a great opening event with not a single drop of rain and quite a few drops of wine. We enjoyed some heated debates about the role of images in the construction of knowledge and were generally very pleased with the overwhelmingly positive […]

Feb 24th, 2012

Deviants (we’re back!)

After a long time away from this baby focusing on that baby, we’re back! (baby!) Wikipedia Illustrated was invited to participate in Deviants, a new exhibition opening in the Israeli Center for Digital Art on February 18th. Deviants is an exhibition that deals with gestures. Deviating from the mass communication’s normal conditions, the artworks in […]

Feb 8th, 2012

Intimate presentation at Wikimania 2011

Though the talk was not very well attended we did get a very interesting discussion going on at Wikimania 2011. We found this video documentation on YouTube and despite its low quality thought you might enjoy it after all. Share:EmailTwitterRSS

Aug 10th, 2011

#Wikimania 2011: Imagine Wikipedia Illustrated

As we mentioned before we will be presenting Wikipedia Illustrated at the 2011 Wikimania conference in Haifa, Israel. This is probably the greatest opportunity for us to directly expose our project to the Wikipedia community and to get some serious feedback from the hardcore Wikipedians (chills…). Our session will take place on Friday, August 5th […]

Aug 4th, 2011

Something happened earlier, so other things might happen later…

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans” —John Lennon In the last few months you might have noticed a slowing in our publishing pace. This is due to some things that are happening in our personal lives which we thought we might address here. In December 2010 we found out […]

Jul 2nd, 2011

CUNY students illustrating Wikipedia

Michale Mandiberg, a man of many virtues has taken the initiative and led the first Wikipedia Illustrated class assignment. Michael teaches Digital Imaging at CUNY Staten Island and both his work and teaching revolves around copying, fair use and free culture. Some of the students works have been posted to the guest page on our […]

May 28th, 2011

Transmediale was great!

A panel, a workshop, a project presentation, and more… They sure kept us busy at the Transmediale in Berlin. Wed, Feb 2nd – Lost In Open? We’ve learned a lot and got really warm feedback from the participants in all of the events. We were especially happy how fruitful was Wikipedia Illustrated in… ahm… illustrating […]

Feb 27th, 2011