Information Aesthetics has partnered with the Wikimedia foundation to support their visualization competition called "WikiViz". To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Wikipedia, they call for data and information visualization experts, computational journalists, data artists and data scientists to create the most insightful visualization of Wikipedia's impact. Other partners include FlowingData, Visualizing, Periscopic and Unidad International.
WikiViz aims to receive effective but compelling visualizations of how Wikipedia impact the world with its content, culture and open collaboration model. The deadline is at Friday August 19, 2011, and most of the jury members should be known to you. The 3 finalist teams will receive funding to present their work at WikiSym conference, an international symposium on Wikis and Open collaboration. This year, the symposium will be organized at the Microsoft Research Silicon Valley campus in Mountain View, California.
Potential topics include the imprint of Wikipedia on knowledge sharing and access to information, its impact on literacy and education, journalism and research, on the functioning of scientific and cultural organizations and businesses, as well as the daily life of individuals around the world, or the areas of knowledge, geographical regions, organizations and people Wikipedia has not been able to reach.