Wikimentary Jingle

We have been experimenting and working for a few weeks now on the sound for the wikimentary. We start documenting this work here - bear in mind it's all work in progress!

# Jingle

Here is a first test jingle. We have many more on disk :) We have taken audio samples out of the Zoom meeting from wiki's birthday - and that was quite a headache because of the way Zoom records separate tracks without timing information or any sane logic - and mixed them with other snippets we found on the internet.

Take a listen below:

http://wikimentary.tv/assets/wiki_jingle_test.mp4 Here is the first test of a jingle. It's work in progress. Thanks to Matt Kudersky for all the great work!

# Conceptual framework

The ideas behind this jingle are pretty involved - but we love the way Matt has made it at the same time fun and accessible.

The original backing track sounds classic early 90's, and this is a theme that we can build on as we move back and forwards in time representing the ideas contained in the context of the time in which they were conceived. Future sounds will sound futuristic. And in this way we can move back and forth in time.

We can imagine each sample as it's own wiki page, floating in and out of the mix. Like memes we could say - though we prefer to call them evolving patterns. When you pause the audio at a sound that catches your interest, we would pull up the linked wiki pages that go into those ideas in more depth.

# Use of wiki

We use wiki as a federated archive of sounds and [[glitch videos. We use wiki's affordances to be able to write free form contextual metadata concerning each clip.

We can then pull out semantic or associative graphs relating each clip to other clips, and use this information to write software that pulls down the samples into organised folders of media content that musicians and video artist can use.

All the content is free culture licensed - so we begin to construct a federated commons. In which we can bring on board more writers, more musicians, and more artists - each able to do their own thing while using wiki to preserve the provenance (accreditation) of the work.