Wikidata nodes in white

Que(e)rying Wikidata

In the framework of ‘10 years Wikidata‘, Michael Murtaugh from Xpub, Anaïs Berck and queer artivist/wikimedian Z. Blace join forces on Thursday 10 November to explore automatic writing experiments que(e)rying Wikidata.

In this workshop Anaïs Berck is represented by the humans Gijs de Heij and An Mertens.

Wikidata is a free and open knowledge base that can be read and edited by both humans and machines. Wikidata says it acts as central storage for the structured data of its Wikimedia sister projects (e.g. Wikipedia, Wikivoyage, Wiktionary, Wikisource). While browsing this structured data one can encounter gaps related to different world visions. The notion of more-than-human for example, is absent.

By means of a series of writing exercises with and without code, we will create Wikidata-structure like stories about more-than-humans, inspired by Alison Knowles’ House of Dust. If everything goes following plan, we will generate a collective booklet at the end of the workshop.

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