It's a fantastic idea, and nice work Gnang finding it and bringing it to everyone's attention. I recall back for the "Wiki10" (10th anniversary of Wikipedia celebrations) the WMF tried desperately (but in vain) to get an antartic research group to host a party in order that there could be a party on every single continent.
Certainly a letter of support from the Chapter should be submitted in association with any applicant. Ideally the applicant would not only be taking lots of gorgeous photos but also be able to provide some kind of bridge between the WP editing community and the scientists down there - to help increase a) the quality of texts about antarctic geography, science and history, but also to increase the awareness and skills of the science community down there in potentially their becoming editors themselves. -Liam wittylama.com Peace, love & metadata On 14 January 2014 12:36, Kerry Raymond <kerry.raym...@gmail.com> wrote: > Having been to the Antarctic back in 1996, I would certainly say to > anyone “go for it”! How cool it would be to be (pun intended) to be the > first Wikimedian in Residence in Antarctica. > > > > Kerry > > > > > ------------------------------ > > *From:* wikimediaau-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org [mailto: > wikimediaau-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org] *On Behalf Of *Gnangarra > *Sent:* Monday, 13 January 2014 8:50 PM > *To:* Wikimedia-au > *Subject:* [Wikimediaau-l] opportunity > > > > There is an opportunity for someone to spend time in Antartica, as > photographer I love to be able to do this, as Wikimedian imagine what > content you could enhance. For me I it's either 20 years too late or 10 > years too soon, given the skills and knowledge of many people here if your > able to apply I say go for it... applications close 30 March 2014 so give > it some thought... Become the first Wikimedian in Residence in Antartica. > > > http://www.antarctica.gov.au/media/news/2013/antarctic-arts-fellowship-apply-now > > *I havent brought this matter to the committee but I'm sure if you were to > apply WMAU committee would consider requests for supporting documentation > where appropriate* > > Gideon > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaau-l mailing list > Wikimediaaufirstname.lastname@example.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l > >
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