Author Archives: Sam Downie

MONMOUTH FLAME (Short Film)

Watch the short film (produced by Dsoundz Media, for Monmouthshire County Council) called “MONMOUTH FLAME”. Edited highlight’s of the Olympic Torch Relay in Monmouth, and the build up to it. ABOUT THE FILM: Monmouth Flame is a short 30 minute film made for Monmouthshire County Council, to document and celebrate when the Olympic Torch arrived […]

Bristol Wireless reports on #Monmouthpedia

Written by Steve Woods @Wood5y – Link to original story: http://www.bristolwireless.net/2012/05/a-look-back-at-monmouthpedia/ The dust has now settled over the launch of Monmouthpedia on Saturday, when Monmouth was officially launched as the world’s first Wikipedia town (news passim). Monmouth, an historic town close to the border between England and Wales, is now sell covered in QR codes, enabling visitors with smart […]

QR Guinness Cup

Order a full pint of dark Guinness beer. Once the beer is poured into the glass, a QR code will suddenly appear and if you scan it with your smartphone, it will engage all of your social media. Check in, tweet, invite friends to join and download coupons and promotions. From BBDO New York. Read […]

The Next Web (UK)… reports

Press report from: THE NEXT WEB link : http://thenextweb.com/uk/2012/05/16/monmouthpedia-the-worlds-first-wikipedia-town-is-set-to-go-live/ written by: Jamillah Knowles The Internet of things is becoming easier to grasp as household appliances, pot plants and other objects are connected to the Internet to let us know more about them or update on environmental changes. Though the appearance of the Internet of things is […]

(AUDIO): Wikimedia UK Board Meeting [PART 1] – Monmouth. April 21st 2012

PART 1 of 6 PARTS. Here’s the AUDIO from the WIKIMEDIA UK Board Meeting, held at Shire Hall in Monmouth, Wales – on Sat 21st April 2012 For the Agenda of the meeting, and to watch the live webcast. Please visit: http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Agenda_21Apr12 [Download the MP3 file here : http://archive.org/download/part1WikimediaUk-BoardMeeting-Apr212012-MonmouthWales/wmuk_apr21_part1.mp3 ]

Roger Bamkin reports..

Wow 450 new articles! You ll be able tour this town in Esperanto, Hungarian, Czech, English and Welsh and 20 other languages! – Roger Bamkin . Follow @Victuallers on Twitter

Live WEBCAST on Sat 21st Apr at 16:45 BST

On SATURDAY 21ST APRIL from 16:45 – 18:00 BST (GMT +1), Wikimedia UK will be doing a LIVE WEBCAST announcing the winners of the Charles Rolls challenge. Here’s the details and webcast link to watch: [ Click here to watch the live webcast ] Note: As we cannot embed the webcast video directly here, please follow the link above to watch […]

Facebook Decorates Its Roof With A 42-Foot Wide QR Code

( Techcrunch reports [link] : http://techcrunch.com/2012/03/25/facebook-rooftop-qr-code/ ) When Mark Zuckerberg called for a “Space Hackathon” to decorate Facebook’s massive new headquarters at 1 Hacker Way, he probably didn’t expect employees to take him so literally. A few scurried up to the roof with some tar paint, and now there’s a 42-foot wide QR code on the roof that’s visible […]

News to date: 27 March

full press coverage on achievements and news page QRpedia codes in Monmouth, This Month in GLAM, 1st February Wikipedia puts Monmouth on frontier of a new kind of local history, Guardian, 26 January Wikipedia project to cover life in Monmouth, BBC News, 30 December Monmouth becomes the world’s first Wikipedia townmonmouthshire.gov.uk, 2 January Is Monmouthpedia […]

What is MonmouthpediA ?

Monmouthpedia is the first Wikipedia project to cover a whole town – specifically, the Welsh town of Monmouth . The project aims to cover every single notable place, people, artefacts, flora, fauna and other things in Monmouth in as many languages as possible, but with a special focus on Welsh. Monmouthpedia will use QRpedia codes, a type of bar code a smartphone can read through […]