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[[User_Talk:Bujatt/Archives|Talk page archives]]
  
Thank you for your contributions to [[Japan]] and its destinations, please keep on writing!  And also check out the [[Japanese Wikitravel Expedition]]. [[User:Jpatokal|Jpatokal]] 23:59, 7 May 2005 (EDT)
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==About promoting Wikitravel==
 
 
===About promoting Wikitravel===
 
  
 
I am wondering if it would be possible and preferred to have downloadable icons or buttons for promoting Wikitravel on websites.
 
I am wondering if it would be possible and preferred to have downloadable icons or buttons for promoting Wikitravel on websites.
 
Just as Firexox is doing on his [http://www.spreadfirefox.com/ Spread Firefox website]. I would love to put a nice icon on my blogsite, however prepared icons would be better. [[User:Bujatt|bujatt]] 03:39, 16 May 2005 (EDT)
 
Just as Firexox is doing on his [http://www.spreadfirefox.com/ Spread Firefox website]. I would love to put a nice icon on my blogsite, however prepared icons would be better. [[User:Bujatt|bujatt]] 03:39, 16 May 2005 (EDT)
  
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== Starting Hungarian Wikitravel ==
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Hi! So, I'd like to get the Hungarian site launched, if you'll be the go-between for it. Sound OK? --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 08:45, 2 October 2006 (EDT)
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:Of course I'm interested in starting the Hungarian Wikitravel. I've recently done a language interface file. This version can be used as a base and could be edited further. --[[User:Strapontin|Strapontin]] 07:33, 5 October 2006 (EDT)
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::I'm interested. It has been a long time since i started this thread but finaly some movement. [[User:Lacisoft|Lacisoft]] 14:26, 5 October 2006 (EDT)
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Great to see your interests! '''Let's communicate on the project site''' [http://wikitravel.org/shared/Hungarian_Wikitravel_Expedition] and its talk page! -- [[User:Bujatt|bujatt]] 17:12, 5 October 2006 (EDT)
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'''10 users, million tasks to do on [http://wikitravel.org/hu/ Hungarian Wikitravel]. Join!'''
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== become a docent? ==
  
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You sure seem to know a lot about [[Budapest]] and [[Hungary]] (among other sites in Hungary, and likely around the world), have you considered becoming a [[Wikitravel:Docents|Docent]]?
UV Budapest is an interactive installation integrating hidden values
 
of the urban fabric into an abstract guide map.
 
  
Detailed description:
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BTW, do you think you can help us in defining the [[Talk:Budapest#district borders|borders between disricts in Budapest]]? I would really appreciate one more resident's opinion on that tricky matter. Thank you in advance. --[[User:DenisYurkin|DenisYurkin]] 19:07, 14 February 2007 (EST)
UV Budapest - "Reading the city"
 
UV Budapest project was created with the aim of studying cities.
 
Combining design and research in our work method we proposed an
 
interactive intervention on the frequented Moszkva square in Budapest,
 
Hungary.
 
People who inhabit the city have to understand it in order to achieve a
 
higher living conditions/comfort. However, large cities of our age are too
 
complex and extensive to be explored in their entirety. As looking on
 
them from a human perspective they are conglomerates of
 
promising/potential/possible*** resources for individuals -  diverse
 
experiences, inspirations and personal memories.
 
The term "public space" covers more than places where anyone has the
 
right to come. Even figuratively they have to be accessible for common
 
public. While every single location takes (its on) ??? / its own  place in the urban
 
fabric they have to be readable for anyone. If so, people can sense
 
the spaces and see their values. They can be inspired and gain from
 
them.
 
Focusing on hidden values
 
We (have) * investigated such places with special characteristics in several
 
cities around Europe and we (‘ve) learnt that those places are often somehow
 
hidden. Since no tourist office or guidebook provides such information
 
we depend on other input. We can lean on local people's suggestions or
 
take a chance and try to make explorations  (by) ? ourselves. While we tested
 
our initial installation called Darkometer in different cities
 
(Barcelona, Stockholm and Tallinn) it made us wonder around. In fact
 
it became an assistant/find/tool*** to discover urban spaces with
 
hidden qualities on our way.
 
We (‘ve) concentrated on characteristics which are present but are not
 
strong enough to be recognized. They build up a network similar to
 
other layers in the city like social grid or infrastructure. The
 
question is how we can highlight this additional layer so that people
 
can experience it.
 
After studying several examples in Budapest we realized that
 
intervention is far not a sufficient way of dealing with these spots
 
because it incorporates the chance of destruction. Building any kind
 
of structure or changing the environment for a better exposure can
 
very easily demolish the value what we just wanted to highlight.
 
Motivating people
 
So instead of (inducing) ? the spots we switched to the idea of motivating
 
people explore those values by themselves. If we make them go and do
 
so we also let them share the ritual of discovering.
 
We (‘ve) created a guide which is partly hidden and needs some effort from
 
the public to be read. Its presence has to be temporary but not
 
continuous. The phenomenon of colors visible only in black light is
 
like this.
 
Creating an urban-scale guide
 
We (‘ve) created a language to transform the spaces into visual codes. They
 
represent the value of the associated place and also contain practical
 
information about it. At first we paint them as abstract signs on the
 
pavement with UV-light active paint. One sign becomes visible only
 
when someone goes closer to it. Movement activates a sensor which
 
turns on the black light lamp and makes the sign appear.
 
Guides
 
At the end all these signs together compose a directory of the
 
interesting spots. It is not like a guidebook one can hold in the hand
 
but it is a guide of urban scale, public and accessible for everyone.
 
It is interactive because people have to go there and activate the
 
sensors to see the pattern. There is a second level of
 
interactivity as well.  People using their own paint can also record and
 
share their ideas about values in the city. This process shows
 
similarities to open-source development methods of free content
 
databases like Wikipedia.
 
The guide inhabits the whole pavement of the square and becomes a
 
valuable element of the public space. It reflects the city and starts
 
to live its own life: while old marks fade out and disappear slowly
 
people leave new signs behind.
 

Latest revision as of 20:05, 22 July 2009

Archives[edit]

Talk page archives

About promoting Wikitravel[edit]

I am wondering if it would be possible and preferred to have downloadable icons or buttons for promoting Wikitravel on websites. Just as Firexox is doing on his Spread Firefox website. I would love to put a nice icon on my blogsite, however prepared icons would be better. bujatt 03:39, 16 May 2005 (EDT)

Starting Hungarian Wikitravel[edit]

Hi! So, I'd like to get the Hungarian site launched, if you'll be the go-between for it. Sound OK? --Evan 08:45, 2 October 2006 (EDT)

Of course I'm interested in starting the Hungarian Wikitravel. I've recently done a language interface file. This version can be used as a base and could be edited further. --Strapontin 07:33, 5 October 2006 (EDT)
I'm interested. It has been a long time since i started this thread but finaly some movement. Lacisoft 14:26, 5 October 2006 (EDT)

Great to see your interests! Let's communicate on the project site [1] and its talk page! -- bujatt 17:12, 5 October 2006 (EDT)

10 users, million tasks to do on Hungarian Wikitravel. Join!

become a docent?[edit]

You sure seem to know a lot about Budapest and Hungary (among other sites in Hungary, and likely around the world), have you considered becoming a Docent?

BTW, do you think you can help us in defining the borders between disricts in Budapest? I would really appreciate one more resident's opinion on that tricky matter. Thank you in advance. --DenisYurkin 19:07, 14 February 2007 (EST)