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Ongoing list of sites where Wikipedia Art is installed

Beginning June 2, 2009, a copy of the original "Wikipedia Art" article that was inserted into Wikipedia has been inserted also into the following wikis:

A primitive version of the page already had been created by a bot on April 23, 2009.
June 9, 2009: No revisions to original post.
July 2, 2009: No revisions to original post.
June 9, 2009: No revisions to original post.
July 2, 2009: Qi Peng, a Salt Lake City conceptual artist adds the line, "However, despite the setbacks against this project, Wikipedia Art will continue to triumph against those who try to defeat the imminent arrival of new media art intruding into real life", along with a link to the Wikipedia Art "remixes" page and a plug for himself, "note that the qi peng's baseball card for Wikipedia Art exists after considerable amounts of controversy and bagels".
June 9, 2009: User:Wikademia added a template to suppress the table of contents, cleaned up reference tags, and changed "External links" heading to "Links".
July 2, 2009: No additional revisions since June 9.
June 9, 2009: User:Sycamore removed eight categories, leaving only those for "Wikipedia" and "Art". Also added a template "factual" to the lead of the article, so that it now warns, "FACTS DETECTED - This page may contain factual material. In order to avoid the mental strain of processing this information, please add 'in bed' to the end of each sentence as you read it aloud." An upraised middle finger also adorns the "factual" template!
July 8, 2009: The page is "huffed" (deleted) by User:MrN9000.
The Wikipedia Art logo had already been uploaded by Nathaniel Stern to this site.
June 9, 2009: User:Wikademia added a template to suppress the table of contents, and he cleaned up category formatting.
July 2, 2009: No additional revisions since June 9.
June 9, 2009: User:Anime addict added a template that creates a "hat-note" linking to a page for "Criticism" of the subject Wikipedia Art. Extensive clean-up of wikilinks, reference tags, and clarifying that the Wikipedia-based categories are found at Wikipedia.
July 2, 2009: No additional revisions since June 9.
June 9, 2009: No revisions to original post.
July 2, 2009: No additional revisions since June 9.

MyWikiBiz will be following up on these insertions after a period of one week (June 9, 2009), then one month (July 2, 2009), then one quarter (September 2, 2009), then one year (June 2, 2010). Any notes from these follow-ups will be posted here on this page, which we hope will be reinforced through a feedback loop on the Wikipedia Art / remixes page.

Summary of 1st week

The process of collaborative intervention yielded few results thus far. Three of the seven wikis paid no attention to the insertion at all. Three witnessed an editor making "wiki-gnome" adjustments to the wikitext code, so that the article would be somewhat more appealing to the reader's eye, but not substantively altering the message conveyed by the original article. Only Uncyclopedia took cautious steps toward interactive play; flipping the bird to readers, and playfully offering a tongue-in-cheek recommendation to verbally add the words "in bed" to the end of each sentence.

Summary of 1st month

Torpor continues to define the process of collaborative intervention via publicly-accessible wikis. Google Knol received some attention of a self-promotional sort from an artist who contributed a baseball card to the project. And, while it is peeking forward in time, there are some developments happening in the week following July 2, including the deletion of the Wikipedia Art article from the Uncyclopedia.