<CPOV> So has anyone else seen Truth in Numbers?

Niesyto, Johanna Johanna.Niesyto at uni-siegen.de
Wed Oct 27 10:11:48 CEST 2010

Hi Joseph

I watched it in July in Gdansk when it was screened for the first time for the Wikimania 2010. I personally thought it was a bit too much Wales-Keen-centred and the title is catchy but might be misleading -- we know that core editing is not so much about numbers... The discussion afterwards alluded to the question of how a film can be balanced and what a documentary and npov have in common. While film has its own logic and idea of 'authorship', there were also questions concerning the commercial model of film distrubution. Also the 'edit button' was missed by some 'Wikimaniacs' -- they would  love to see the huge amount of  raw material online, so that everyone can take another look ... or even cut a film? I don't know if the material is online yet. However I did very much enjoy to watch the film on the Wikimania as two different media formats talked to eachother...


Von: cpov-bounces at listcultures.org [cpov-bounces at listcultures.org] im Auftrag von Joseph Reagle [joseph.2008 at reagle.org]
Gesendet: Dienstag, 26. Oktober 2010 19:58
An: cpov at listcultures.org
Betreff: <CPOV> So has anyone else seen Truth in Numbers?

So has anyone else seen Truth in Numbers [1]? I watched it online at the end of last week (as noted here [2].) I understand some Wikipedians construed it as an attack...? I can see that, though I didn't think the film was an unreasonable take. I thought it was well produced, and generally enjoyed the talking heads from all POVs -- with one exception.

[1]: http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/truth_in_numbers_everything_according_to_wikipedia/
[2]: http://reagle.org/joseph/blog/social/wikipedia/truth-in-advertising

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