2023:Program/Community Initiatives/RUSFC9-"We sing for human knowledge": Using music to promote open knowledge projects and Wikimedia events
Title: "We sing for human knowledge": Using music to promote open knowledge projects and Wikimedia events
Volunteer on Wikipedia since its inception, co-founder of Wikimedia Algeria and a group of Arab Wikimedians to promote collaboration of the Arabic-speaking community worldwide. He organizes many activities for the Arabic Wikimedia community, in local languages such as photo contests locally and in the Arab world, and the Wikipedia education program in Algeria. With a group of Algerians and Arabs, he launched a wiki course, a MOOC to teach Wikipedia editing in Arabic, to which 10,000 people have signed up. One of the organizers of the WikiArabia core team with the Algerian group launched the first Arab remote conference (COVID period), which helped to renew the dialogue and give a chance to the most quiet voices in the community.
Muhammed amine benloulou
Mohammed Amine Ben Loulou is a member of Wikimedia Algeria and has been involved in various projects related to music and knowledge sharing. He has a strong passion for music, which is reflected in his academic background; he completed a master’s thesis on American cultural diplomacy using hip-hop music as a model. In 2019, he joined the Wikimedia community and led the programming team for Wikiarabia Algeria 2021. As part of his involvement with Wikimedia, he also joined the Sound Logo team of community liaisons for models in east and north Africa. He is currently the coordinator for the Wiki for Human Rights 2023: Right to a Healthy Environment Campaign in the Maghreb region and an artist manager for the Wiki Ghonya project. Through his experiences and involvement with the Wikimedia community, Mohammed Amine Ben Loulou has recognized the potential of music in promoting the concept of free knowledge and enhancing the impact of open knowledge projects. His involvement in Wiki Ghonya and directing his first documentary film, “The Black Panther of Algeria,” demonstrates his commitment to using music and other forms of art to inspire and engage audiences. In this session, he will share his experiences and insights on how music can be used to support and enhance open knowledge projects, with a focus on the “We Sing for Human Knowledge” project.
Room: Room 309
Start time: Sat, 19 Aug 2023 12:05:00 +0800
End time: Sat, 19 Aug 2023 12:25:00 +0800
Track: Community Initiatives
Submission state: confirmed
Duration: 20 minutes
Do not record: false
Presentation language: en
Abstract & description[edit source]
This session will introduce “We Sing for Human Knowledge,” a project that utilizes music and video clip projects to promote the concept of free knowledge and support Wikimedia communities, affiliates, projects, and user groups. The session will provide a brief overview of the project and its goals.
The aim of this session is to provide an in-depth understanding of the “We Sing for Human Knowledge” project and its objectives. Participants will learn how the project uses music and video clips to support Wikimedia communities, affiliates, projects, and user groups. They will gain insight into the power of music as a tool to engage a wider audience and create emotional connections with the message being conveyed. The session will also focus on how music can be used to build community, encourage collaboration, and inspire action in open knowledge projects. Participants will learn about the impact of music on open knowledge projects and how it can make information sharing more appealing and memorable. By the end of the session, participants will have a clear understanding of the role of music in open knowledge projects and how it can be used to enhance their impact. They will be able to identify the different ways in which music can be incorporated into such projects to support Wikimedia communities, affiliates, projects, and user groups. Overall, this session is ideal for anyone interested in learning more about the “We Sing for Human Knowledge” project and the potential of music to support open knowledge initiatives.
Further details[edit source]
Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?
The “We Sing for Human Knowledge” session is highly relevant to the event themes of Diversity, Collaboration, and Future. Through this project, participants will gain an understanding of how music and video clips can be used as tools to engage a wider audience, raise awareness, and foster emotional connections with open knowledge projects. The session will highlight the power of music to build diverse communities and encourage collaboration across different groups, especially between wikimedians communities. By exploring the role of music in open knowledge projects, participants will gain insights into the future potential of incorporating creative and innovative elements into such initiatives. This session will also emphasize the importance of diversity and collaboration in open knowledge projects, showing how music can be used to unite and inspire people from different backgrounds to work together towards a common goal. Overall, the “We Sing for Human Knowledge” session provides a unique perspective on the potential of music to support open knowledge initiatives and showcases how diverse groups can collaborate to make a positive impact on the future of knowledge sharing, also build bridges of peace and love between humanity communities
Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?
Everyone can participate in this session
Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?