Julian Priest gives a talk on collaboratively creating a Wiki record of the workshop Talking about documenting the lab
- has used collaborative documentation in previous workshops producing a wiki as the means by which to document. good in cases where there is not a single person responsible for documenting.
- a wiki is a web page that anyone can edit. at the top of the page you click on the 'edit' button that takes you to and 'editor' where you can enter information.
- shows how to type in text into the box and format.
- enter = to make a heading
- click 'save page' on bottom to save page and enter information
- to edit you have to create an account first:
- go to the page and click on create an account link
- enter information (username: JulianPriest - put capital in the middle for the wiki to read it as ...)
- hit 'log-in'. the wiki saves a cookie on your machine allowing subsequent logins.
- Use your username when you login is that you are listed on the change list as the person who edited a particular page. Otherwise, the wiki records you as a location.
- Click on the Calendar page (to the left of the main page) to see new entries.
- If you click on 'edit' on the top of the page, it gives you the entire page. If you click on the line entries, it gives you a page that directly relates to that link.
- You can make changes or determine the characteristics of the page through HTML or by using the easy tool icons on the top of the page.
- When you are making a page, if you use these headings, it will automatically generate a content page (as long as you are above 3 entries). Main section = Subsection == Sub-subsection ===, etc.
- To make a heading, use ==Title of page ==
- Currently the wiki is public so anyone can take a look to see what is going on. You can also make it private.
- To make a bullet point that indents: * edge ** indentation ***indentation, etc
- There is a Reading List page where we can create collaborative reading references.
- There is a link in the Navigation bar on the left side of the main page.
- To make a new page, just add: NewPage at the end of the url on top. You can create a link to this new page in previous text.
- Talks about using a Wiki in a previous research project involving the development of a collaborative proposal that took about 3 months. Noted that it was a good experience and facilitated the collaborative writing process.
- Most exptreme example is a book called: Wireless Network in a Wireless World.
- Ten authors wrote a book in a week
- It was a week long process.
- on every pasge you have the history of the page.
- When someone edits a page, you can always go back to the previous version. Shows the evolution of the page.
- Julian suggested writing a collaborative paper.
- Susan suggests topics:
- where does locative media sit
- does locative media allow artist/practioners to demonstrate context for positive social change?
- where could we position locative media in the timeline of media art history? this seems up for debate -- it is a practice, or industry...
- Susan: How to add value from this experience? All of us have an interest in informing a broader field. Producing tedt is recognized and valued.
- Q: What's the user talk page?
- A: Where you write specific questions; a discussion page for a particular user. It may email you the question. Not familiar with all the components ... it probably does a hell of a lot of things that I don't know about.
Could be an addition to other people's page if people have other questions for the individual they can address the questions to that area specifically rather than entering the questions on the larger page. (Shows user contributions) There are a lot of ways to look at Wiki. You can look at it from the front page, from the recent changes, you can view the page from a number of different vantage points.
- (Julian demoing Added to watchlist) It shows on the My watchlist when it's been edited.
- There are also content pages that you can access for viewing ande editing.
- There are special pages (Specialpages) that is an index of all the pages entered.
- Q: Should people enter their own page?
- A: There is a page called: Participants where everyone has their own bio and home page. So if you want to put information related to your project, use your home page as the place to store your own entries.
- Julian suggests dividing the personal page between bio and projects. Enter new heading: == title==
- Julian asks if there is anything else we can do?
- Susan notes that we will have documentation of the workshop in video and the material can be given to everyone else.
- Regarding SKYPE: Lindsay mentioned that SKYPE had been a key way to organize this workshop and she's open to people joining the SKYPE network.
Susan introduces Derrel. The digital media 101, running in the 3rd week of this residency, is a workshop for people entering into digital media for the first time.
- Lindsay: If people have signed up for an artist talk tomorrow morning, please come for a tech check at 8:45am. Others please sign up for Tuesday-- a general introduction of background, work, projects.
(Gives a list of optional events for evening -- including the Sushi grande)