The wiki of wikis
Wikis are for people to easily collaborate on the creation of content. Wikipedia, one of the most successful projects on the web, is a wiki.
This page is the master wiki for organising projects on the Open Media Network. Crucially it is a self-organising space.
Here is a step-by-step guide to using the wiki.
Please try to build the structure of the wiki as you go along.
Here's an example: Let's say people are talking about which video cameras to buy, and you want to talk about tape cameras - for that you should create a sub-page for tape cameras. But then someone else wants to talk about memory card cameras - that is not a sub-page off the tape cameras page, but a sub-page off the original video camera page.
So when you add content, think if you are writing it in the right place, and enjoy adding to the fund of knowledge which the wiki pages will be by making it really useful, like wikipedia.
If in any doubt, please contact the folks at email@example.com
Update by Marc 21st May
After reading guidelines, it would be great to keep in mind their priorities:
- No waste of papers (so careful on printing budget)
- environmentally responsible (we should mention climate camp in votv description)
- They prioritise projects with long term effect so we should put forward the community building aspect and the lasting effect, distribution...
- Animal rights: well our logo is a rabbit no ;) ?
Average funding is £4000 so we should not ask more than 5 or 6. Also would be great to show that their not funding the entire project, so we'll have to say it costs a lot more
Items: Reporting Olympics: Mobile Production Unit
- Filming: Smartphone Samsung Galaxy S2 II i9100 / 16GB £370
- Sound: STEREO CONDENSER MICROPHONE AS-MI-SK-STCO2K £16.75
- Cables: Startech phone/mic splitter cable £5
- Headphones: Sony MDR XB500 £40
- Laptop MSI GT70 £2,200 (had to choose an expensive one!)
- Uploading on site dongle (if no wifi available): Three Standard Pay +12GB £89.99
If needed a more expensive mic:
- Electro-Voice 635N/DB £110
If it's still not enough you can multiply some items by 2 or 3, after all it's a team we need more than one set of reporting tools.
For the main tech we have bought past 12 months I looked on alto card and info@:
2 Hard drives:
- 2 x External hard drive USB 2.0 Seagate Barracuda 2 TB £113.41 (pixmania)
- DV CamCorder for Studio show Handycam DCR-PC9E £73.50 (ebay)
2 mysterious receipts on Alto card I have no idea what tech is that (30th Jan): HILL AND DALE OUTD HALIFAX £160.99 WWW.TREKITT.CO.UK £117
Links for all items on 1st list:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004SP0WAQ/ref=sr_1_1/275-3277520-1761054?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1333116734&sr=1-1 http://www.audiospares.com/product.php?productid=1717&cat=0&page=1 http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/reviews/laptop/3358182/msi-gt70-review/ http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/76670-REG/Electro_Voice_6352333_635N_DB_Dynamic_Omni.html http://www.internetdongle.com/pay-as-you-go-dongles/ -------------------------------
As a consequence of the Olympics, London faces a militarization of large parts of the city, with more British army personnel deployed than are on duty in Afghanistan.
In a time of crippling austerity for the majority, more than £1 billion is being spent on security, with several recent hikes.
An aircraft carrier will dock on the Thames. Surface-to-air missile systems will scan the skies. Unmanned drones A thousand armed US diplomatic and FBI agents and 55 dog teams will patrol an Olympic zone partitioned off from the wider city by an 11-mile, £80m, 5,000-volt electric fence.
Beyond these security spectaculars, more stealthy changes are underway. New, punitive and potentially invasive laws such as the London Olympic Games Act 2006 are in force. These legitimise the use of force, potentially by private security companies, to proscribe Occupy-style protests. They also allow Olympic security personnel to deal forcibly with the display of any commercial material that is deemed to challenge the complete management of London as a "clean city" to be branded for the global TV audience wholly by prime corporate sponsors (including McDonald's, Visa and Dow Chemical).
Protecting corporate sponsors from legitimate peaceful protest, sponsors who stretch from the unhealthy (McDonalds) to the ghoulish (Dow Chemicals, still denying compensation to the victims of Bhopal). While preserving the security of a global elite (the 1%), permitted to be driven in their limousines down the VIP lanes.
Recent harassment by private security of photographers filming from public land both near the Stadium in Stratford, and the O2 in Greenwich.
London is also being wired up with a new range of scanners, biometric ID cards, number-plate and facial-recognition CCTV systems, disease tracking systems, new police control centres and checkpoints. These will intensify the sense of lockdown in a city which is already a byword across the world for remarkably intensive surveillance.
Many such systems, deliberately installed to exploit unparalleled security budgets and relatively little scrutiny or protest, have been designed to linger long after the athletes and VIPs have left. Already, the Dorset police are proudly boasting that their new number-plate recognition cameras, built for sailing events, are allowing them to catch criminals more effectively.
What would stop the permanent erosion of our rights by events such as the Olympics? How could we make a difference? The constant monitoring and revealing of abuses. Fitwatch Olympics coverage. Comedy-oriented. Don't Panic, Simona Bonomo, athlete actor. Space Invaders.
Olympics of news - gold medal for journalists.
You have to use a logo.
100 metres run from the police.
The one who gets arrested loses. Knock-out competition!
Gold medal for biggest waste of money.
Is it a show?
Village of journalists
Trying to book a room.
Carrying the flame of journalism - last flame is in Rupert Murdoch's safe.
Rights of others - "you're not invited 2012". How to get on the list. How to qualify as a citizen for the Olympics.
votv has a unique resource of direct action material in the UK. Olympics distribution - get embeds in all relevant places of Olympics channel - the antidote to the BBC - a channel which talks about the costs, financial and in terms of basic human rights.
View of stadium with from Hackney Wick studios.