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Wiki Loves Monuments 2013; edit-a-thon in La Merced historical neighborhood
Wiki Loves Monuments 2013
Wiki Loves Monuments México ended with a total of 6,479 images contributed by almost 629 male and female photographers, competing with images showing a great panoramic view of the national monuments. In addition to the experience in the contest, this represented several achievements for Wikimedia México:
The WLM experience
- The contest represented an additional experience through the organization of workshops (one of them sponsored by Fundación Pedro Meyer) and seven photowalks (two of them in Mexico City, four in the city of Puebla, one in the city of Guadalajara). About 150 participants attended these tours. In Mexico City, several attendants asked to participate during 2014 in addition to WLM, which will be organized.
- See also: "A monumental saturday in Puebla", about one of the several photowalks in Puebla in the Wikimedia Blog.
Reflecting the phenomenon
- In order to make reflections about free culture in Mexico, WLM invited on September 21 six activists and researchers of free culture and the architectural heritage to a panel: Enrique César, Ulises Kentros, Alan Lazalde, Mayra Mendoza, Irene Soria and Eneas de Troya. This panel was organized at UNAM's Chopo University Museum. A general status of free culture in Mexico was raised, the concept of monument was questioned, and notions such as virtual monument on the web were even included. Other reflections were made about the value of sharing the artistic work and how it is possible to generate profitability and digital altruism models by means of free licenses such as Creative Commons. The need was established to continue these reflections during 2014.
- Mexico was one of the countries about which the highest number of mentions were made in the media, including one during two minutes at the morning news program which is the most viewed in the country (as well as the most read blog in the country).
- August 26th, 2013 - Reactor 105.7 FM - Interview of Iván Martínez by Ana Francisco Vega in La enredadera, aired on national radio.
- August 27th, 2013 - Primero Noticias, morning news of Televisa - Primero Futuro con Daniela Escalante del 27 de agosto, aired on national TV.
- August 28th, 2013 - Esmas.com - ¡Join us at Wiki Loves Monuments 2013!
- August 28th, 2013 - ForoTV - Fractal August 28 2013, aired on Mexico City TV.
- August 28th, 2014 - Canal 22, night news Second edition of Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 in Mexico , aired on national TV.
- August 29th, 2013 - Alt Foto - Wiki Loves Monuments, Wikimedia 2013 contest
- August 29th, 2013 - RadioEspectáculo.net - Participate at Wiki Loves Monuments 2013!
- August 29th, 2013 - Isopixel.net - Mexico Wiki Loves Monuments 2013, the photograph contest
- September 3th, 2013 - Ibero 90.9 fm - Interview to Carmen Alcázar by Agustín Peña in Sonic Boom 90.9, aired on radio.
- September 2th, 2013 - Sopitas.com - México Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 contest
- September 2th, 2013 - Chilanga Banda - Wiki Loves Monuments 2013
- September 2th, 2013 - TravelbyMexico.com - Participate with your photographic camera at Wiki Loves Monuments México
- September 4th, 2013 - EnteraTech - WikiLovesMonuments is on. Join us!
- September 9th, 2013 - BlogVecindad - Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 – México
- September 19th, 2013 - Xataka - Photograph tours will be made in Puebla and Guadalajara for WLM 2013
- September 24th, 2013 - Fractal ForoTV - Interview to Iván Martínez by Ingrid Barrera about the last days of the contest, aired on Mexico City TV.
- September 24th, 2013 - Esmas.com - Wiki Loves Monuments is about to end
- September 25th, 2013 - CB Televisión - Interview to Carmen Alcázar by Francisco Fortuño about the last days of the contest (aired on TV).
- September 30th, 2013 Interview to Iván Martínez by Ingrid Barrera about the final of the contest, aired on Mexico City TV.
- Without date - Encapsulados.tv - Wiki Loves Monuments México
- Without date - Poblanos.mx - Wiki Loves Monuments, first photograph tour in the city of Puebla
- For this issue of the contest, the communities of Mexico City, Puebla and Guadalajara are bigger, including new male and female volunteers, who will
Edit-a-thon "firstname.lastname@example.org: Construcción Colectiva del Wiki del Centro Cultural Casa Talavera/Collective construction of Cultural Center Casa Talavera's wiki" (jointly organized by Wikimedia México (Gustavo Sandoval) and the Autonomous University of Mexico City's Cultural Center Casa Talavera, located within la Merced neighborhood (Historical Center, Mexico City) (included: edit-a-thon, photograph rally to contribute images to both Casa Talavera's archives and to WLM, as well as the celebration of the worldwide Software Freedom Day): it was a very interesting meeting where photographers, Wikipedians, artists working at Casa Talavera and other people interested in the administration of web pages and web radio broadcast were working together to create Centro Cultural Casa Talavera's Wikipedia article, as well as many other articles about la Merced neighborhood, a very ancient area in Mexico City where many types of commercial activities exist over 700 years ago. Also, many photographs were taken about these activities. Deep reflections were made about copyright and copyleft during the session, considering the difficulties faced by photographers during both this specific session and WLM in general to obtain images of historical monuments.