Grants:IEG/Consolidate wikiArS to involve art schools/Profile
David Gómez Fontanills
I started promoting wikiArS following the idea from another catalan wikipedian, Pallarés, on the academic year 2011-12. After the success of the first experience the initiative is going on and growing. Now there are several schools of art involved in Catalonia and also one university in Andalusia.
I'm graduated in Arts for the University of Barcelona (1991), and I've a Master on Knowledge Society (2006) by Open University of Catalonia where I'm teaching in Multimedia Studies (from 2000), where in 2010 I conducted an experience of learning editing Wikipedia, and where I'm doing research about wikimediasphere. From 1996 I'm part of the art team TAG Taller d'Intangibles. From 2002 I'm working with wikis and from 2006 I'm working also as wiki consultant, building projects with MediaWiki and Semantic MediaWiki for hire. And from 2004 I've an account in Wikipedia; my contributions are mainly in Catalan and Spanish Wikipedias, and also in Commons. I reject wars and in 1986 I declared myself conscientious objector.
I live with my partner, my daughter and my son in a town near Barcelona.