WikiIndaba conference 2019/Submissions/Bringing Wikipedia live: Using animation for story telling: A new way of preserving oral history.

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Submission no. 008
Title of the submission

Bringing Wikipedia live: Using animation for story telling: A new way of preserving oral history.

Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, birds of a feather discussion)


Author of the submission

Raphael Berchie

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Country of origin


Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

Open Foundation West Africa

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Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

Audio visuals bring life to stories, it adds color and perception and makes storytelling an easy task. OFWA recently signed an MoU with Animaxfyb Studios, a multimedia company with expertise in animations. This partnership gives OFWA access to animation pictures and videos about historical occurrences in Ghanaian history. It is hoped that these will be uploaded to commons for use on related Wikimedia projects.

This presentation is to introduce Wimimedians to the concept of using animation under free license on Wikimedia projects to tell stories that currently may not have a place on Wikipedia because of the non-acceptance of oral history in Academia. The session will also be used to solicit views from experienced Wikimedians about how we can leverage this new opportunity for other Wikimedia projects.

What will attendees take away from this session?

Attendees will learn how to incorporate audiovisual animations in Wikimedia projects

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Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)

25 minutes

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