Wikaklog

Monday, December 04, 2006

Wikake in the Press

I posted this on Raviblog earlier, but wanted to point out Robert Weisman's front page Boston Globe article on wikis that gave a great description of the Wikake. That article did a better job in explaining the concept of the wikake to my mom than I could!

And it was later reprinted in The Tech... so it's a story with legs.

Wikake Unveiled!



Steve Garfield has posted footage of the official unveiling of the current incarnation of the Wikake at yesterday's Boston Media Makers gathering. Participants were able to indulge in its goodness and the overall proclamation was "Mmmmmmm....."

Friday, December 01, 2006

Wikake Culmination

The Wikake will be unveiled and consumed this Sunday at the meeting of the Boston Media Makers in Jamaica Plain.

I may have to play the role of tie-breaker in determining the form of the cake... it's a deadlock between mini-bundt and cupcake right now!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

#5: Shapes and Forms

Now that the base cake and filling have been determined, Ravi and Sonia offer some options for shape and form.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

#4: Round One Determination

The people have spoken!

Cake form and frosting/decoration to follow.


Round One Results Forthcoming

I've tallied the votes and informed decisions and will be announcing the base cake and fillings determined en masse later this morning.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

#3: Fabricating Fillings

Arpoo Shah -- professional pastry chef -- whips up three fillings for the three base cakes.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

#2: Base Cake Make

The base cakes are made.

This video was originally shared on blip.tv by ravijain with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

All cakes: After


All cakes: After
Originally uploaded by ravijain.

All nine options at the end of the Art Cake closing (before Manning's destructo-tear.)

All cakes: Before


All cakes: Before
Originally uploaded by ravijain.

All nine options at the Art Cake opening.

Cake #3


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Originally uploaded by ravijain.

Bourbon spice base cake with the three fillings: chocolate, saffron cream and raspberry & cream.

Cake #2


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Originally uploaded by ravijain.

Chocolate base cake with the three fillings: chocolate, saffron cream and raspberry & cream.

Cake #1


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Originally uploaded by ravijain.

Yellow base cake with the three fillings: chocolate, saffron cream and raspberry & cream.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Vote Here!

If you are in the gallery space, enter your validation codes in the comment area with your vote.

Gallery Handout Statement

Below is the full text of the one-sheet available at the Axiom gallery. Validation codes will be written in hand and will give individuals extra "weight" in any online contributions.


WIKAKE (WIKI-CAKE)
wikake.ravijain.org

There is a trend towards open-source collaboration aided by new media and networking. Wikis allow users to edit and correct content. Blogs build communities by fostering comments and discussion. Video blogs and mash-ups are made possible through the sharing of intellectual properties, as evidenced by such systems as Creative Commons.

The exact flavor and style of the Wikake will be determined through an online collaborative process during the run of the show. I’ve set up a Wikake blog (or "Wikaklog") that will allow individuals to shape the nature of the cake collaboratively at wikake.ravijain.org

This will happen in four stages during the run of the show:

Stage One: (November 3)
Base cake and filling.

Stage Two: (November 10)
Cake form/style and frosting/glaze.

Round Three: (November 17)
Decoration and garnishes.

Round Four: (November 24)
Unveiling of the Wikake!

Each stage will have a blog update that will include video from the cooks, which will include myself, my wife and my professional consultant, Arpoo Shah, owner and proprietor of SweeTamarind. I will also incorporate into our blog entries any suggestions or comments from individuals (text, image, video).

Blog visitors will be able to vote for each stage and leave comments, but gallery visitors can take cards each with a unique code that they can use to enter their informed comments on the web site. These inputs will be weighted significantly higher (since these people will actually be tasting the samples).

Ravi Jain
ravijain.org | ravi@ravijain.org

YOUR VALIDATION CODE: _________________________
(use when voting online)


#1: Introduction (video)

Ravi and Sonia introduce the Wikake project and prepare to get down to cake making.

This video was originally shared on blip.tv by ravijain with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.

Wikake wiki

I've started a wiki for the wikake.

What is the Wikake?

The Wikake is a "Wiki Cake" developed for the Art Cake Show at the Axiom Gallery in Cambridge.

The opening of the show is Friday, November 3, 2006.

What is the Wikaklog?

The Wikaklog is the Wikake blog.