Richard Knipel (User:Pharos)
Richard Knipel has served as Wikimedian in Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, developing Wikidata and other projects there, as well as various wider GLAM projects through Wikimedia NYC.
Information about craft is almost nonexistent in Wikipedia and Wikidata. With a view to stitching up that gap, Wikimedia New York City members have started Wikipedia:WikiProject Craft, hosting Craft+Wikipedia Roundtable sessions with the Textile Society of America. Putting together a new WikiProject involves piecing together many different contributions—much like piecing together a quilt. We hope you'll contribute and explore the world of craft!
Craft is the creation of objects using human hands. It is practiced by professional artists, tradespeople, amateurs and enthusiasts with a spectrum of skills and vision. Craft artists work with traditional craft materials and practices in fields such as glassblowing, pottery, jewelry, textile arts, woodworking and metalworking. The studio movement is part of a broader world of craft where boundaries blur between hobbyists, makers, specialists, and artists.
WikiProject sum of all paintings has done an excellent job on a traditionally-valued fine art, but much of craft remains undefined and underdeveloped. Relevant properties for craft on Wikidata include product or material produced (P1056), practiced by (P3095) and intangible cultural heritage status (P3259). Craft information on Wikidata can be used to generate lists of topics, to find craft artists, and to improve or create new Wikipedia articles.
Exploring the ubiquitous cultural institutions beneath our feet. A look at cemeteries and the historical lives they commemorate, as interpreted through GIS and Wikidata, as well as narrative sister projects.
This session examines and discusses some key Wikidata-driven tools in helping women biography projects for the Women in Red project and the Smithsonian Institution American Women's History Initiative including: * Listeria – the tool for generating worklists from Wikidata, including Women in Red’s Redlists and the Smithsonian's Funk List of women scientists * Infoboxes – how might Wikidata-derived infoboxes be improved on and more widely adopted * Mbabel – tool for one-click creation of draft articles based on Wikidata content * Translation – how might biographies in other language Wikipedia editions be used in translation tools and accessed in Listeria listings, and what is the current status of machine translation * Cradle – forms-based interface for generating new Wikidata items * WEF-Framework (and the challenge of women’s names) * Humaniki – Wikidata-driven statistics for tracking gender gap progress
[pre-recorded] This session covers how The Met Museum has contributed object metadata and depiction information to Wikimedia projects and in return, how Wikidata content is brought back into The Met's database and made available via its open access API. We will discuss our recent work with Structured Data on Commons, including the tools, processes, modeling challenges, and the complexities of using references for SDC. We welcome dialogue and discussion on how to improve these practices.