Sunday, 2 September 2012

12.30 Tue 16th Oct 2012 Augmented reality - Creating the World's First Wikipedia Town Roger Bamkin, TDC Lunchtime

Roger Bamkin, Former Director of Wikimedia UK, now working on Gibraltarpedia
12.30 Tue 16 Oct 2012, Transdisciplinary Common Room

Slides from the presentation

In only eleven years Wikipedia has grown from being the education resource that dare not speak its name to the universal arbiter of arguments in both pubs and staff rooms. This year has also seen the first County Council to partner Wikimedia to create the world's first Wikipedia Town: Monmouth a.k.a. Monmouthpedia. In one place we can see the real world matched up with its virtual counterpart, allowing people to play with augmented reality throughout an entire town. What new business models can emerge from this creation? Can British institution adapt to new ways of obtaining and sharing information? Is it possible that Wikipedia might partner a Government or "do" a whole city?

Roger Bamkin was a former mechanical engineering student at DMU back in the days when it was Leicester Polytechnic

How TDC lunchtimes work
TDC Lunchtimes offer an opportunity to mix informally with colleagues from across the university. There is always a pot of tea on the go so why not bring your sandwiches and enjoy lunch with us? This term we meet every Tuesday for an hour from 12.30-13.30. There will be a talk or video or workshop for about 30 minutes, then the rest of the time will be taken up with conversation and networking around the teapot.

There are still some spare slots so if you'd like to offer a session please fill in the form here or contact to discuss your idea.

The TDC is based in the old surgery behind Fletcher building, No.36 on the Campus Map. Access is by staff card, or ring the doorbell.

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