QRCode as a Souvenir for Socio-Economic Impact around Art, History & Culture

QRCode as a Souvenir for Socio-Economic Impact around Art, History & Culture

A small community built from scratch in the border district Bidar, Karnataka kicked off a QRPedia project in front of Bidar fort. This small group not only embraced the Open Knowledge project but the technology. The community started to write about the city, history, heritage and art in multiple languages, apart from that the there was an interesting experiment around QRPedia to be used as souvenir to help the Bidri art and artists to give a new opportunity to flourish. Organizations such as Rotary and government bodies took part in this project to make it a success. I shall share the experience and demonstrate the work done here in Karnataka around QRPedia.

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omshivaprakash

August 07, 2016
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  1. QRCODE AS A SOUVENIR FOR SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT AROUND ART, HISTORY

    & CULTURE User:Omshivaprakash
  2. A JOURNEY TO BIDAR & BUILDING A SMALL WIKI COMMUNITY

    IN 2014 The City of Whispering Monuments.
  3. HISTORY CONNECTED TO LITERATURE, ARCHITECTURE & ART Bidar Fort (Kannada

    !ೕದ$ %ೕ&, Urdu ردیب ہعلق) is situated in Bidar city of the northern plateau of Karnataka, India. The fort, the city and the district are all affixed with the name Bidar. Sultan Alla-Ud Din Bahman of the Bahmanid Dynasty shifted his capital from Gulbarga to Bidar in 1427 and built his fort along with a number of Islamic monuments. There are over 30 monuments inside Bidar fort. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bidar By Santosh3397 (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons By Madhavi Kuram [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons By Manjunath Doddamani,(Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
  4. CONNECTION WITH LITERATURE ➤ Vachana Sahitya movement in 10th century

    has its roots in Basavakalyana in Bidar
  5. BIDRIWARE Bidriware (Kannada: !'( ಕ* ) is a metal handicraft

    from Bidar. It was developed in the 14th century C.E. during the rule of the Bahamani Sultans. The term 'Bidriware' originates from the township of Bidar, which is still the chief centre for the manufacture of the unique metalware. Due to its striking inlay artwork, Bidriware is an important export handicraft of India and is prized as a symbol of wealth. The metal used is a blackened alloy of zinc and copper inlaid with thin sheets of pure silver.This native art form has obtained Geographical Indications (GI) registry. Bidri art uses copper, zinc and silver as main components https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Bidriware User:Fæ[Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
  6. LOCAL COMMUNITY JOINING TOGETHER District Administration: Dr P . C

    Jaffer, IAS Deputy Commissioner and District Magistrate, & Special Officer, Basava Kalyan Development Board, Bidar Ujjwal Kumar Ghosh, IAS Zilla panchayat chief executive officer, Journalists Rishikesh Bahadur Desai from & Hindu, Prajavani, Udayavani and other regional news papers Educationalists & Professors Dr. Khaja Mohteshamuddin, MVSc.(Vet Repro), MBA (HR), F.I.Y.V.A., ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, Veterinary College, KVAFSU,BIDAR & PRESIDENT, Rotary Club of Bidar. Prof. Chennaveer Colleges: All the four engineering colleges Veterinary university Horticulture college KVK/ agri diploma college BRIMS medical college NKJ Ayurvedic college BVB college Karnataka college Akka Mahadevi college Government first grade college Gulbarga university PG centre Karnataka Folklore University regional centre Shaheen degree college C B College, Bhalki Shivaji College, Basava Kalyan Amareshwar college, Aurad Ram and Raj college, Humnabad Other degree/ post graduate colleges in the district
  7. GOT CONNECTED Via Emails, Mailing list & Skype to make

    everything else possible
  8. First & the Largest QRPedia display right in-front of Bidar

    Fort 18*10 feet Images via Wikimedia Commons user:omshivaprakash
  9. under fair use from Rotary magazine

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  11. IT DIDN’T END WITH A SINGLE PROJECT BUT The community

    started thinking how it can make use of the technology in other areas quickly. Resulting in etching QRCode in Bidriware
  12. ARTIST MOHAMMAD ABDHUL RAUF - NATIONAL AWARD WINNER

  13. IN NEWS FOR WIKI COLLABORATION

  14. LANGUAGE WAS NOT A BARRIER BUT AN ACCELERATOR Kannada English

    Hindi Telugu Tamil Urdu Marati & more
  15. FURTHER SESSIONS ON WIKI COMMONS CONTRIBUTION After an year in-front

    of the QRCode board It had turned out to be an attraction itself… Bidar photographers meet images from Rishikesh Bahadur Desai under CC by SA
  16. “ Community tried to explore opportunity to grab a Guinness

    world record for QR code made out of a indigenous geographic identity metal.
  17. REACHING OUT TO BIDAR WIKIPEDIAS ➤ wikipedia-bidar@googlegroups.com ➤ Articles on

    Wiki ➤ Bidar ➤ Bidar Fort ➤ Bidriware
  18. Thank you @Omshivaprakash