LV:Activities/Image Quest 2.0/Images

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The purpose of this page[1] is to discuss candidate images for Liberating Voices patterns cards[2].

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Suggest suitable images for the cards[3] below and discuss the images proposed.

To edit or comment, first log in (expand the "How to Participate" box on the right) and edit the section of interest below.

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the following images and discussions are included from the respective card's /images sub-page. Click on 'edit' next to the relevant section to access the sub-page and suggest or comment on images for the card.

If you would like to look beyond the prioritised cards below and help find images for other cards, browse the list on the Public Sphere Project site, and if you can think of a good candidate image for any of the pattern cards, or would like to discuss possible images, find the card's /images sub-page via the inventory (a work in progress). The numbering in the inventory corresponds to the numbering in the list on the Public Sphere Project site.
The "Discuss images" links under  |  "Image"  |  "Status"  |  in the table will take you to the card's images discussion sub-page (/images).

Suggested format[4] using wiki markup[5] (expand the table):

Cards urgently requiring new images

Cards urgently requiring images (as of 29 January 2013).

N.B. The short-listed images are provisional - just to have something in the box - feel free to edit and discuss.

Example image discussions

Some of the following are still on the urgent list.

35. Media Literacy

Shortlisted images

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Proposed images

  1. Gutenberg letter press (Publishing and Letterpress printing)
    • Perhaps something more colourful? - Kim Tucker 10:16, 15 August 2012 (UTC)
      • Maybe use this for Homemade Media?? (Doug, 15 August 2012)
  2. Alhurra anchors on air from Alhurra's broadcast studio in Springfield, VA - February 23, 2011 (Alhurra - page contains more possibly usable images)
    • Would this one be advertising the station?
      • Here's a reasonable shot, but a little sterile? Alhurra first broadcast (Doug, 01:45, 18 August 2012)
        • Yes, so far I prefer the activist being interviewed - Kim Tucker 07:51, 18 August 2012 (UTC)
  3. Alhurra anchor interviews protester (Ahmed Duma) in Tahrir Square, February 7, 2011 (Alhurra)
    • +1 - Kim Tucker 21:40, 16 August 2012 (UTC) (at least for now)
    • Is it okay to include images of real people? Perhaps if they are iconic of the pattern (examples for other patterns might be Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr, Mahatma Gandhi, etc.)?
      • It is OK to use pictures of real people! This is somewhat common in the cards so far. BTW, this image could probably go somewhere (if not for this card). - (Doug, 15 August 2012)
  4. Media literacy class - Knight School of Communication focused on increasing digital and media literacy. Check out the image's description.
  5. Dhruva teaches media literacy
  6. Mass media in Belarus
    • Prefer an image with people engaging with the media - Kim Tucker 20:24, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

58. Durable Assets

Shortlisted images

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Proposed images

  1. Ploughing with cattle - Kim Tucker 16:57, 15 August 2012 (UTC)
  2. Ploughing with cattle in ancient Egypt
  3. Saami Family in 1900 - Kim Tucker 17:12, 15 August 2012 (UTC)
  4. Loaded jingle truck in Afghanistan - (Doug, 15 August 2012)
  5. Bushmen Village, Namibia
  6. Isangi people living off the river
  7. Village kiosk (India)
  8. Bushmen in Deception Valley, Botswana - demonstrating how to start a fire by rubbing sticks together.
  9. Bushman reparing to hunt
  10. Indians fishing - Native Americans) fishing with weir and spears in a dugout canoe.
  11. Zimbabwe bird
    • While looking for pictures of Zimbabwean soapstone sculptures or the artists in action I somehow ended up with these Tibetan images below. In Zimbabwe, there are still some artists doing quite well via soapstone carvings in spite of difficult economic conditions. The durable asset is the art of stone carving (the assets produced are also durable ;-).
  12. Painting Thangka Lhasa Tibet
  13. Paint a picture of Thangka
  14. Hupa man with spear
  15. Potter and his work, Jaura, India
  16. Subsistence farming in Cameroon
  17. Palafito
  18. Pyramids?

60. Digital Emancipation

Shortlisted images

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Proposed images

  1. Patrick Geddes - The phrase "Think global, act local" has been attributed to Scots town planner and social activist Patrick Geddes See Think globally, act locally.
    • Need something which links "Think globally, act locally" to Libre software (above) and global reach of a local individual/community made possible via ICT.
  2. Building a rural wireless mesh network
    • In addition to local opportunities, connecting one node to the Internet opens up new opportunities for the local community. The image may work for other cards (copy and cross reference). - Kim Tucker 17:39, 22 August 2012 (UTC)
    • Perhaps also consider for "Community Networks" - Kim Tucker 22:00, 22 August 2012 (UTC)
  3. OLPC in a school in India.
    • Education in itself is emancipating. It is easy to find education-related pictures for this card. A few more below. - Kim Tucker 18:05, 22 August 2012 (UTC)
  4. OLPC Haiti
  5. File:Khairat OLPC teacher - retouch for WMF annual report 2010-11.jpg
  6. SchoolNet Namibia rose in the library (also suggested under Informal Learning Groups)
  7. Gigi Ibrahim - journalist and social activist in Egypt (more)
  8. Tunisia Unrest - from the Arab Spring page on Wikipedia which has several other images which could potentially be used for this or other cards. The article has a section called Effect of Social Media on the Arab Spring.
  9. Cell Phone at the Market - Tajikistan - one can imagine the cell phone enabling opportunities - pricing, finding demand, etc..
    • +1 - this image really appeals to me for this card - will add it to shortlist soon if there are no objections - Kim Tucker 09:19, 27 August 2012 (UTC)
    • If you like this image and think it belongs elsewhere - something to do with economic empowerment (??) - check out the Market stalls by country category on Wikimedia Commons for more. - Kim Tucker 09:17, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

Save for another pack

The images listed below are unsuitable for this pack:

  • My preference is generally to illustrate or suggest (in an abstract or concrete way) the essence of the pattern. I agree that this one is a rough one to find images for. Note that it's not talking about software etc. that is free, but socio-technological systems that promote emancipation for the users. From the pattern, "Digital emancipation, as opposed to digital inclusion, aims at income generation and identity creation rather than merely "bridging the digital divide." While access to digital networks is increasing, especially within developing countries, there is less confidence and actual, verified outcomes when it comes to job opportunities, entrepreneurship, solidarity, and organization of civil society. Digital Emancipation refers to greater autonomy and skills to avoid, when necessary, automation and digitalization when necessary, rather than an overall commitment to a "digital life." New forms of exchange, gifts, collaboration, and collective action involve not only technical choices but a fundamental consideration for the emancipatory potential of policy and technological options." - Doug Schuler - 01:56, 18 August 2012
    • Agreed, it is not about the software which is an enabler. I have added a few more below which go beyond that. - Kim Tucker 17:39, 22 August 2012 (UTC)
  1. GNU emancipating Linux :-) - Kim Tucker 17:28, 15 August 2012 (UTC)
    • Removed from gallery - image not suitable for this pack
    • The .svg image is licensed under the GPL which is for software. Compatability with cc-by-sa may be tricky (although the licences are well matched in intent) - Kim Tucker 17:28, 15 August 2012 (UTC)
      • See the Resources page for links to licensing related information (and discuss here whether this image is usable).
  2. Richard Stallman - founder of the free software (aka Libre software) movement. Libre software is a core enabler of digital emancipation.
  3. Baby GNU out of a Debian labelled box - found on the Freedombox Wikipedia page.

See also

  1. Self-help Groups images, specifically:

98. Informal Learning Groups

Shortlisted images

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Proposed images

  1. Students at the ABAC campus
  2. Students practising with electronic devices at the Technical University of Sofia - (Sofia)
    • -1 not informal enough (in a university lab.?) - Kim Tucker 23:25, 17 August 2012 (UTC)
  3. Learning the djembe in Queen's Park, Toronto.
  4. Famoudou Konaté teaching at a workshop in Vancouver, Canada
  5. Girl learning English in Shanghai
  6. SchoolNet Namibia rose in the library (also suggested under Digital Emancipation above)
  7. Learning together at the pool side (Java and community participation)
  8. Learning together informally (Java legacy code)
  9. Learning Salsa in the street
  10. Quilting Bee
  11. Skateboarding - learning new tricks

Ideally (imo), an "informal learning group" would be shown outside of a standard teaching venue (e.g. a classroom) and with "co-teachers" more than teacher - learners. - Doug Schuler.

110. Homemade Media

Shortlisted images

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Proposed images

  1. Gutenberg letter press (Publishing and Letterpress printing) - as Doug suggests under Media Literacy above.
    • Perhaps something more colourful? - comment holds for this too.
    • Not really "home made" - Kim Tucker 23:26, 15 August 2012 (UTC)
  2. Victor Grigas interviewing - Victor Grigas interviewing Dr. Sengai Podhuvan as part of the Wikimedia 2011 fundraising campaign.
  3. Bushmen Rock Painting - see Rock art for more.
  4. Shooting Shot of 'Veena Vaadanam'
  5. Tin can telephone

Crystal radio (etc):

  1. Spark gap transmitter diagram - (Spark-gap transmitter)
  2. homemade crystal radio
  3. Early crystal radio receiver built by a radio amateur in Belfast, Ireland
  4. "Cat's whisker" detector
  5. Crystal radio wiring pictorial
  6. Pocket radio

Bayeux Tapestry (embroidery):

  1. William and Harold in Normandy
  2. The messengers with Guy, with portrayal of medieval agriculture in the border
  3. Battle of Hastings
  4. Etc - Bayeux Tapestry

127. Open Source Everything

Shortlisted images

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  • I prefer the version 2 image below ... - Kim Tucker 12:03, 9 October 2012 (UTC) - (switched - Kim Tucker 21:15, 11 October 2012 (UTC))

Proposed images

  1. RepRap (version 1 - Darwin) - RepRap project: a general-purpose 3D printer - that not only could be used to make structures and functional components for open design projects but is an open-source project itself.
  2. RepRap version 2 (Mendel)[8]
  3. OScar - OScar
  4. OScar - design proposal
  5. variation of the Opensource Initiative logo - Open Source Initiative (OSI)
  6. Arduino RS-232 serial communication - see Arduino (on Wikipedia).
  7. Free beer
  8. Eric Von Hippel - author of Democratizing Innovation.
  9. Can someone make a composite of these images (licences permitting)?

130. Whistle Blowing

Shortlisted images

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Proposed images

  1. Perhaps one of these in Category:Whistleblowers at Wikimedia Commons?
  2. Julian Assange
  3. NSA whistleblower Adrienne Kinne
  4. Wikileaks logo
  5. Sergeant is ready to blow the whistle
    • Context a bit off - Kim Tucker 15:49, 16 August 2012 (UTC)
  6. Train whistle blowing
  7. Another train
    • Re. these train images, smoke without fire ... until the whistle blows ;-)
  8. Game over
  9. Penalty!
  10. Samo man playing war horn

Other cards

Use this section for cards not listed above[2] if you have suggestions for suitable images.

Ideas for images are requested for the following. Edit the relevant section to suggest.

63. Community Currencies

Image suggestions:

  1. Barter-Chickens for Subscription
  2. Klallam people of chief Chetzemoka distributing potlatch - one of Chetzemoka's wives (nicknamed 'Jenny Lind') distributing potlatch at Port Townsend, Washington, USA.
  3. Kula bracelet with insert - Kula, also known as the kula exchange or kula ring, is a ceremonial exchange system conducted in the Milne Bay Province of Papua New Guinea.
  4. Potlatch - Potlatch house
  5. Cowry - Arab trader
  6. Different cowries
  7. Cypraea mappa
  8. See also: Shell money
  9. Does anyone have any pictures featuring Lobolo/Lobola?

67. Ethics for Community Informatics


Image suggestions:

  1. Canberra Multicultural Festival 2008
    • I don't understand the relevance? Would this not be better for a card related to celebrating cultural diversity? The pattern seems to me to be more about community-led ICT innovation - we should find an image which suggests this (??) - Kim Tucker 11:22, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

76. Open Access Scholarly Publishing

  1. PLoS Medicine
  2. Open access wordle
  3. Open Access PLoS
  4. entrance to north Open Access area
  5. Clwydian Way-Taith Clwyd - Open Access
  6. Global Open Educational Resources Logo
  7. SPARC access2research video snaphot 1
  8. Still from a video on a petition to US president Obama to "Make Publicly Funded Research Freely Available" (links in gallery above).
  9. SPARC access2research video snapshot 3
  10. Broszura KOED Open Access
  11. Card Catalog
  12. Universidad de Coímbra

123. Illegitimate Theater


Suggest/discuss alternatives:

  1. Pussy Riot
  2. Pussy Riot at Lobnoye Mesto on Red Square in Moscow

Other images

List and discuss images which you think have potential somewhere in the pack[2].

Where could they go?

  1. Mass Media in Israel - found while looking for images on 'media literacy' which lead to the search on 'mass media'. The image is listed on this category page on Wikimedia Commons (Terrestrial television antennas) which shows other pictures some of which may be of interest for the pack.
  2. Beads for sale in the Old City of Jerusalem.
  3. Opening walk of 2002 World Social Forum
  4. Carbon cycle
  5. Full carbon cycle
  6. Subsistence agriculture (Camaroon)
  7. Cultural diversity - from Category:Ancient clothing - not much from Asia, Africa, ...
  8. Merida Roman Theatre1
  9. Merida Roman Theatre
  10. The fall of the Berlin wall 1989

Gaining consensus

If enough people become involved and consensus is lacking, we can vote on images for the first edition of the cards (and continue with the collection work).

See the Resources page for guidance on finding suitable images.

How to "vote"

At this stage there is no formal voting process. Placing a vote of '+1', '0' or '-1' under the image of interest at the start of a comment line followed by your dated signature ('--~~~~')[9] means:

+1 - I really like this image for this pattern
 0 - I have considered this image and don't object to its use on this card
-1 - Personally, I would not choose this image for this card

To "vote" for an image add a line below the image which looks like this (in wiki text):

#* +1 --~~~~ 

when you Save, the four tildes ('~') will result in something like the second line in the following (using the "Saami Family in 1900" as an example from above):

  1. Saami Family in 1900

Feel free to add a comment on why you like/dislike an image.


  1. Having one page for this exercise means participants can watch this one page to keep up with discussions. Further discussion is possible on the discussion pages of the card and its image sub-image.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 See the Resources page for links to all the patterns/cards.
  3. For more detail on the card itself, click on the sub-heading (or right-click and open in a new window if preferred) to view the card's page on WikiEducator. On that card page you will find a link 'Pattern at' which will take you to the pattern's book page on the Public Sphere Project's web site with more background on the pattern associated with the card. If that link is missing (this is a work in progress) you can help by adding the link which may be found on the ToC for the book patterns.
  4. This applies if you use Wikitext rather than the Rich Editor. Disable the Rich Editor or click on 'Wikitext' to toggle between the two editors.
  5. See Wikipedia's cheatsheet for a brief summary of essential markup used by Mediawiki (the software behind WikiEducator).
  6. Four asterisks like this will be replaced with a link to your user page and the date.
  7. For example.
  8. Found on Wikipedia's Open-source hardware page.
  9. Clicking on the sign button Button sig.png in the editing toolbar will insert '--~~~~' at the cursor position in the text box.