Monmouthshire County Council has partnered with Wikimedia to create the first Wikipedia Town. In one place the real world is matched up with its virtual counterpart, allowing people to play with augmented reality throughout an entire town.

In only eleven years Wikipedia has grown from being the education resource that dare not speak its name to the universal arbiter of arguments in both pubs and staff rooms. This year has also seen the first County Council partner with Wikimedia to create the world’s first Wikipedia Town: Monmouth. In one place we can see the real world matched up with its virtual counterpart, allowing people to play with augmented reality throughout an entire town. What new business models can emerge from this creation? Can British institution adapt to new ways of obtaining and sharing information? Roger Bamkin discusses examples of how Wikipedia projects now allow all of us to define “received wisdom.”