Combining coding, learning and culture
Wikipedia mini exhibition
"Check it on Wikipedia" - an exhibition about the first 17 years of the free encyclopedia at Media Museum Rupriikki, opened March 23 2018.
In March the Media Museum Rupriikki in Tampere, added a Wikipedia corner to their exhibition on the history of Internet. It covers the fundamental principles of Wikipedia, the typical layout of Wikipedia articles, how decision-making works and the future of Wikipedia with machine learning and Wikidata. Wikimedists will on call there during The Night of the Museums event on May 19. The exhibition is open at Rupriikki until May 27 and will tour Finland afterwards.
Wikileap goes ITK
speaking about the Wikileap in lightning talks at Open Data Day event March 3 2018.
Wikileap, primary education initiative for creating open education materials, will be at the Interactive Technology in Education conference in Hämeenlinna. They will give a presentation on April 12 at 3.30 pm about open collaboratively written schoolbooks. One of the materials presented is Time of great wars wikibook which was topic of our workshop in March at the National Museum. Wikileap will also run their koodiesterata-workshop (coding challenge track) on the same day at 2 pm which is series of fun puzzles about different topics which participants need to solve.
Open Knowledge Finland and AvoinGLAM network will organize Junior Hackathon at the Helsinki City Museum. The idea behind the event is to get kids aged 7 to 15 and their parents to participate in workshops that combine coding with culture. The event features an audio workshop with Sonic Pi, junior level coding, real-time sensor data of the city and visual workshops like videoblogging and rephotographing. Wikimedia Finland will participate in the event with a nonstop workshop where participants can browse old pictures of Helsinki and soundscapes and add them to Wikipedia articles.
Ajapaik rephotography Android app published
The old photo is displayed semi-transparently on top of the camera view to guide the user to capture the same view.
Ajapaik is a crowdsourcing platform created by the Estonian Photographic Heritage Society with the aim of geotagging and rephotographing old images. Currently, Ajapaik has mostly Estonian content (from public collections), but has also more than 1500 images from Finland and is integrated with the Finnish archives, libraries and museums Finna API so that content from finna.fi can be curated to Ajapaik.
In March Ajapaik released a rewritten version of its rephotography mobile app for Android. The application shows the nearest old photos available and allows you to easily rephotograph them. The idea of rephotography is to create then-and-now photo pairs and to get more detailed location data for the old photo. (example photo)
The new app was pilot tested with Finnish school children during a school club workshop in the Helsinki City Museum on March 1st. It will be used again with children during the Junior Hackathon. Wikimedia Finland is also planning to use Ajapaik as part of the rephotography track of Wiki Loves Monuments 2018 in Finland.
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