[thingist] THE THING wikipedia page NOW ONLINE

Joseph Nechvatal joseph_nechvatal at hotmail.com
Thu Jul 22 08:07:03 UTC 2010

OK. Thanks Jerome. I started the Wikipedia page today - and we can build it up collectively. However, the editorial scouts there might flag what they call Original Research (they are against that there) - so it is not a place to do too much interview stuff. 
For the page ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/THE_THING_(Net_Art_Project) ) I merely cut out anything that was repeated on your page - and the stuff that I thought was too bulky or off the central historical line. I tried to line things up by year. So your page will continue to be important and should grow.
It would be great if you can make a French version -- and someone else a German, Spanish etc version....
So here we go into Wikipedia. SEE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/THE_THING_(Net_Art_Project)
Joseph Nechvatal   

From: joy at thing.net
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2010 20:15:15 +0200
To: thingist at mailman.thing.net
Subject: Re: [thingist] proposed text for THE THING wikipedia page

Hi Joseph,was not online, but no time today to write a reply.but ok, I'm here now ;-), you can edit the page and make some corrections or improve the presentation I began.As I told you, this editing was a draft ready for a further exploration and writing. Most of things come out from copy/paste of various texts, messages, archives, etc. I have compiled along the years.I'm sure that we can develop a better text and presentation.Are you all ok to participate to the wiki ?My proposition is to write a series of texts, based on interviews, archives' probing, etc. which can offer various aspects of TT : documentation, studies, essays, notes, reports, etc.A large part could concern graphic (and sound) documentation (photos, videos, etc.).Thus we can cross information (from different sources and references) and validate the outputs.And the better, I think, it's to do it together...sounds good ?Joseph, to go swiftly, what are the parts you don't include within the Wikipedia presentation ?I answer to your question below.best and warmlyjeromeLe 21 juil. 10 à 16:32, Joseph Nechvatal a écrit : 

OK. I take it Jerome is offline. So I did an edit on what he had below. Check it out everyone before I paste it into http://en.wikipedia.org (or stop me if you hate this idea).
I will need a sub-description (it will be hidden for the most part) to seperate The Thing out from the film and everything else Thingy. Is this OK? (Net Art Project)seems to be goodor : Net-Artivism ?:-)

So please quickly read this and make any cuts or changes. Of course I or anyone can change the page after I create it - but the scrutiny will be very strict. Not that it won't be right away. BTW, what are the page #'s on TT in the Dieter Daniels, Gunther Reisinger (Eds.) “Net Pioneers 1.0: Contextualizing Early Net-Based Art”, Sternberg. 2010?
cheersJoseph Nechvatal    
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