WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wikipedia co-founder stars as the voice driving the narrative of "The State of Wikipedia," a video released today that celebrates the online encyclopedia's origins and future.
Jimmy Wales helped launch the popular site 10 years ago, which now has more than 17 million articles in over 270 languages and is viewed by more than 400 million people each month.
Leading data visualization firm JESS3 produced the video.
"To be able to educate people about how and why Wikipedia works was the challenge," said Jesse Thomas, founder and executive creative director of JESS3. "But the payoff was that we were given the opportunity to elevate and celebrate the Wikipedia brand through visual storytelling."
The company plans to release three more installments over the next few months.
For more information, visit www.thestateofwikipedia.com.
JESS3 is a creative interactive agency that specializes in social media and data visualization. JESS3 continues to push the limits of what creativity and storytelling mean, providing services that range from UI / UX, animation and social media strategy to developing large-scale installations, brand strategies and infographics for clients that include Nike, Samsung, Facebook, NASA, Microsoft and Google. JESS3 also has a dedicated Labs division, which funds and launches its own products. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., JESS3 has team members in more than a dozen cities, ten countries and four continents including San Francisco, London, and Brooklyn. Our distributed platform enables JESS3 to draw from a diverse set of resources and time zones to deliver for our clients around the clock.