kevan + wikis   23

Wikipedia: The Text Adventure
Interactive non-fiction built in real time from the Wikipedia API.
creations  wikis  if 
12 weeks ago by kevan
Wikipedia page views could predict stock market changes (Wired UK)
"The research suggests that Wikipedia pages [are] part of the information-gathering process for financial transactions -- potentially useful knowledge for people wanting to play the system."
wikis  money 
may 2013 by kevan
Mapping Wikipedia | Tracemedia
"Mapping Wikipedia is a groundbreaking visualisation of the world mapped according to articles in 7 different languages. The map displays both the global patterns and the vast number of geo-located items."
wikis  maps  world 
april 2012 by kevan
dracos.co.uk wiki | Trains / SplitTickets
A good idea: a wiki for the ways in which you can split a UK train journey into two tickets with a cheaper total.
transport  money  hacking  wikis 
april 2011 by kevan
A history of the world in 100 seconds
"Many Wikipedia articles are tagged with geographic coordinates. Many have references to historic events. Cross referencing these two subsets and plotting them year on year adds up to a dynamic visualization of Wikipedia's view of world history."
history  wikis  maps  via:bengoldacre 
march 2011 by kevan
Looking at clouds - PlayPen
A self-modifying pixel-art choose-your-own-adventure game running through MediaWiki.
wikis  art  games 
april 2010 by kevan
Wikipedia:Wikipedia Loves Art - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Turning public domain photography drudgery into a game. "Use the scavenger hunt list provided by Wikipedia (posted soon) to take shots and cross off as many subjects on the list as possible. Upload shots to this group with the correct Creative Commons license required by Wikipedia and we will tally the scores." Includes the V&A.
games  photos  museums  wikis  via:foe 
january 2009 by kevan
Ludocity - a ruleset wiki for pervasive gaming and new sports
A new project, with Holly, to fill a gap in the movement - a site for pervasive game rulesets, all released under creative commons licences. A place to write them, to discuss them and to find somewhere and someone to play them.
creations  pervasive  games  wikis 
july 2008 by kevan
Wikipedia Album Generator
An automated version of a meme that's going around LiveJournal at the moment - keep clicking Wikipedia's 'random page' button to get a band and album title, and a track listing. "Punta Gorda Ice Plant, by Mystery of the Glowing Eye."
creations  random  music  wikis 
december 2007 by kevan
Citation Needed Sticker | CafePress
Surprisingly, these didn't seem to already exist anywhere, so I made some. "Cut this sticker into three strips, and start flagging inadequately-sourced objects in the world around you." Also some badges, for marking up poorly sourced T-shirt slogans.
creations  wikis 
august 2007 by kevan
Theme Hacks - New Themes for Old Games
An old idea of mine; alternate settings for existing boardgames, leaving the rules intact. I was playing Shadows Over Camelot last week and realising that it'd work just as well (and actually feel more coherent) if it was played as a zombie mall siege.
creations  games  mutation  hacking  zombies  wikis 
july 2007 by kevan
Main Page - RogueBasin
"The RogueBasin is a central knowledge-base for everything related to the Roguelike genre, as well as a detailed directory of Roguelikes."
nethack  programming  games  wikis  roguelike 
march 2007 by kevan
Dvorak - The Nomic Card Game System
"Dvorak is a card game where all of the cards start out blank." Finally getting around to doing something with the seven-year-old site, and giving it room to grow - it's now a wiki, instead of a hacked and stunted one-man nightmare of perl scripts.
creations  games  cards  nomic  wikis 
february 2007 by kevan
Catfishing - A Wikipedia Category Guessing Game
"Catfishing is a guessing game built from Wikipedia articles. Given a list of all the categories that an article belongs to, you must guess its secret identity." Game concept from Sumana, script and silly name from me.
creations  games  wikis  mysteries  via:sumana 
december 2006 by kevan
Who Writes Wikipedia? (Aaron Swartz's Raw Thought)
Analysing the claim that 0.7% of users make 50% of edits. "Wales's view of things is actually much more shocking: around a thousand people wrote the world's largest encyclopedia in four years for free? Could this really be true?"
web  wikis  emergence 
september 2006 by kevan
un_wiki_1
Scrolling football-score display of pages being deleted from Wikipedia in real time.
wikis  police  via:lmg 
june 2006 by kevan
Edge - Digital Maoism: The Hazards of the New Online Collectivism
Jaron Lanier on the variable wisdom of crowds. "We now are reading what a collectivity algorithm derives from what other collectivity algorithms derived from what collectives chose from what a population of mostly amateur writers wrote anonymously."
web  society  wikis  politics  meta 
june 2006 by kevan
Wikipedia:Wikirace - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"A Wikirace is a race by as many people as you wish, using wikilinks to travel from one Wikipedia page to another. The first person to reach the destination page, or the person that reach the destination using the fewest number of links, wins the race."
wikis  games 
april 2006 by kevan
pastebin - collaborative debugging tool
Nice machinery for discussing and debugging source code with others, online - submit a code snippet and get a URL that you can distribute, handling syntax markup and accepting diffable suggested changes from anyone you give the URL to.
programming  wikis  via:yoz 
october 2005 by kevan
JotSpot Live
"JotSpot Live allows you, your colleagues or clients to take notes together on the same web page at the same time. Imagine everyone simultaneously typing and editing the same Microsoft Word document and you'll get the idea."
writing  wikis 
september 2005 by kevan
In Praise of Tweaking: A Wiki-like Programming Contest
Open Source as Wiki as natural selection: "When one of these big shifts occurs, it also opens up fresh opportunities for tweaking, and swarms of curious competitors descend upon and begin tightening up the new leader."
programming  evolution  emergence  wikis  via:leonard 
september 2005 by kevan
Omnipelagos.com ~ meandering search engine
Wonderful shortest-path-finder, sifting through a web built from information fragments of Wikipedia. An automated and impressively coherent Dirk. "Zombie -> Tetrodotoxin -> Tetraodontiformes -> Pelagic Zone -> Giant Squid"
random  via:leonard  wikis 
may 2005 by kevan
Uncyclopedia
Brilliantly inevitable Wiki implementation of the 'web site of fake information' concept. "A biological weapon developed by Japan at the end of WWII, Godzilla was meant to stop any attempts to invade by land or sea."
lies  humour  wikis 
march 2005 by kevan

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