Submissions:2024/A tour of digital interactive content

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This submission has been noted and is pending review for WikiConference North America 2024.


A tour of digital interactive content

Type of session:

Indepth Session (30-60 min)

Session theme(s):

Technology, Wild Ideas


Interactivity has become a hot button issue of late. However, throughout these conversations there has been a sense of people talking past each other. Interactivity can mean so many different things to different people, from video to graphs, physics simulations to chat bots, 3D objects to educational games and everything in between. Superficially it can seem like there is a shared understanding between these groups, but when you dig deeper there is a world of difference. It is my contention that the lack of shared understanding over what it means to have interactive content on Wikipedia is seriously hindering progress.

This presentation will give a tour of different types of great interactive multimedia from around the internet with the goal of determining what types of interactive content could be useful for a project like Wikipedia and what aren't. By discussing the different types of interactivity, it is hoped this will make future discussions about interactivity more concrete thus leading to more progress.

Author name(s):

Brian Wolff

Wikimedia username(s):


E-mail address:

Affiliated organization(s):

Able to attend without scholarship?


Estimated length of session


Will you be presenting remotely?

Okay to livestream?

Livestreaming is okay

Previously presented?


Special requests:

I would need a projector. Length of presentation can be tailored to a longer or shorter slot.