Submissions/Floating open ideas to the public through a travelling science exhibition

From Wikimania 2014 • London, United Kingdom

After careful consideration, the Programme Committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2014 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this August.

Submission no. 3012
MS Wissenschaft 2014
Screencast of the exhibit by Wikimedia Deutschland
Title of the submission

Floating open ideas to the public through a travelling science exhibition

Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)


Author of the submission
E-mail address
Daniel Mietchen
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
WikiProject Open Access
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

The MS Wissenschaft is a riverboat hosting a science exhibition that travels across Germany and Austria on a yearly basis. This year, the theme of the exhibition is "Digitally on the move", and Wikimedia Germany and the open Knowledge Foundation Germany have partnered to contribute an exhibit about Open Data (an app based on public transport data from Berlin) and Open Knowledge (Wikipedia articles pertaining to topics along the route travelled by the boat in 2014).

This session will present the exhibit and how our contribution came to be, as well as lessons learned in the process that may be applicable to future involvement with other public exhibitions.

  • Education Outreach
Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)
30 minutes
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  1. Valentin Muenscher (WMDE) (talk) 09:28, 1 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  2. I want a houseboat of free knowledge! SarahStierch (talk) 20:45, 13 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  3. the nearest mooring place to the barbican may be london canal museum. Slowking4 (talk) 23:53, 30 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]
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