About the Open Scourcing Smell Culture Program
This Olfactory wiki-thon is part of the Open Sourcing Smell Culture weekend. It is a year-long collaborative program between the Institute for Art and Olfaction, Pochpac and Mediamatic that explores alternative attribution and sharing strategies for the perfume industry. The program will take the shape of workshops and working groups, and will culminate in 2019 with the publication of a set of recommendations for open source methodologies in scent creation, perfumery, and related practices.
We kick off the program with two events in July, 2018, as part of our month-long Art Olfaction Amsterdam program. On July 21, 2018, we team up with groups around the world to facilitate an international Wiki-thon dedicated to updating and creating pages related to olfactory practices and perfumery. At Mediamatic Maxwell Williams will lead us into a full day of Wikipedia editing. On July 28, 2018, there will be an Intellectual Property and Scent Workshop, where experts in the field of copyright and perfumery will come together to assess the landscape, and create program goals.
Join Our Wiki-Thon
If you have a suggestion for people, organizations, or processes that need pages created or updated, or if you would like to host a group in your city, please email The Institute for Art and Olfaction at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A few notes on the methodology:
We will only be assigning or suggesting pages for people or organizations of note (From Wikipedia: "To be worthy of inclusion in an encyclopedia, a subject must be sufficiently notable, and that notability must be verifiable through citations to reliable sources.")
We are not here for self-promotion: It is against Wikipedia’s guidelines to write about yourself, for instance, as it constitutes a conflict of interests.
This event will be streamed online, and international groups will be in communication through a live video feed.
Our sponsors for Art Olfaction Amsterdam, Summer 2018
Leader: Minetta Rogers
Location: The Institute for Art and Olfaction (932 Chung King Road, Los Angeles CA. 90012)
Date: Saturday July 21
Time: 10am – 5pm
Languages: English and Spanish
+ RSVP at email@example.com