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Inventor? Brian Crabtree?[edit]

I've reverted this addition [1], as it's an uncited claim for the inventor being Brian Crabtree known as "tehn". gives two names for Monome, and I feel unhappy about crediting one person and not another, when there's no firm support for either.

Can we get better and clearer sourcing for this invention? It's clearly something that belongs in the article. Andy Dingley (talk) 08:24, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

Course Assignment[edit]

Hey - we're 3 Cornell students editing this article for a class assignment, and our overall goals are to 1. add more detailed information about Monome's history and function, possibly segmenting the article into relevant sections, 2. develop credible sourcing across the page, and 3. add photos wherever possible. Myself (Erin) and Bernardo are both Communications Majors (Bernardo also knows a decent amount about Monome and Wikipedia Editing) and Evan is an Interdisciplinary Studies Major.

More details about our editing plans will come soon! You can reach us here:

Or at our Course Talk Page: (talk) 16:29, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

Bernardo will lead research and Wikipedia Editing, and Evan and Erin will work on writing content and sourcing photos.

Feedback from Prof. Leshed:
  • Your Campus Ambassador mentor will need more information from you in the proposal above about what you are planning to do in the article. For example "add more detailed information about Monome's history and function" needs to provide information about what history and function information you will add and where exactly you are planning to get the information from.
  • As you work on the article, make sure that it does not look like promotion of the company behind the interface. One way to make this happen is use a diversity of sources that do not point to the company's website. Also, make sure that the sources don't all simply praise the nice interface, but that have a neutral point of view.
  • Finally, remember to follow Wikipedia's guidelines. For example, the template you put at the top of this section needs to appear at the top of the talk page. Also, the links to your user pages in the bullet points above don't work because you have to put "user:" before the user name (otherwise it attempts to link to the wikipedia article named "Empalmer68" and of course there is none.
Happy editing! LeshedInstructor (talk) 20:20, 26 September 2013 (UTC)
Feedback from Keith Newman:

Hey guys! Looks like Professor Leshed made a lot of great points. Definitely listen to her (she knows her stuff!)

  • One thing I would highly recommend is to get started early on finding pictures. Take a look at the Wikipedia Image Uploading Guidelines. They have a pretty strict policy about images being public domain. It's definitely possible, but you might have to shoot out some emails to Monome, so plan on that taking a while.
  • The article already has 13 sources, so try looking into those to see if you can garner any more useful information for the article. Then just start looking around! You would be surprised how much a quick Google search can accomplish.
  • If you want to reorganize the page, try taking a look at some fleshed-out pages for similar devices. See what types of information they include and how it is organized.
Good luck and have fun! KeithJewman (talk) 19:51, 30 September 2013 (UTC)
Response from Erin Jefferson:

Thanks for the feedback Prof. Leshed and Keith! We've changed our editing goals a little bit based on the Monome in the news - will try to get editing rolling ASAP.

10/7 UPDATE: I plan on adding information about the open-source nature of the grid controller, Aleph, the newest development from the makers of Monome, GridFest, a Monome festival held in 2011, and finally a listed section on popular musicians who use the Monome.Eaj59 (talk) 14:10, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

On 10/7, I edited:

  • Details about the Monome's physical appearance
  • Recognition of Brian Crabtree and Kelli Cain as creators of the Monome
  • A sentence mentioning the Monome Festival in May of 2011
  • Reformatting of "Notable Users" section into a bulleted list
  • Details about the Monome's versatility based on software use
  • Broke the article up into categorical sections

Eaj59 (talk) 22:21, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

Course assignment[edit]

Hi Cornell folks working on this article. I see that there is still no progress on the article page. Please contact me as soon as possible or start filling in your contributions - the assignment is due on Thursday. LeshedInstructor (talk) 13:47, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

It has been an uphill battle to keep the NPOV flag off this article. I don't think the recent reorganization was helpful. The extra sections make it read more like a catalog, and all the information on significance has been deleted. I am leaning towards reverting to a pre-September 2013 version of the text. Tfbt (talk) 15:41, 13 May 2014 (UTC)


I think the article has been sufficiently revised enough since March 2014 that it no longer has notable problems with NPOV. Unless anyone has any objections, I will remove Template: Advert from the article. Nisf (talk) 03:31, 27 October 2015 (UTC)

Initial description could use a bit more context[edit]

The first paragraph says it's an interface device, the second paragraph explains that it has buttons, then the third paragraph starts with "Monome devices do not produce any sound on their own...". Uh what? It feels like it could just as easily have said that it can't pilot a dirigible on its own. The bit about producing sound seemingly comes out of left field, because nothing prior in the article has given any indication that this interface device is, say, "often used for musical input" - it feels a bit like the article's authors are so well acquainted with the device that they assume everyone else knows what it is already. Which, if I knew what it was, I wouldn't have to look it up here ;-) I would like to recommend a little more "big picture" context in the opening paragraph. Please don't take this as a negative comment - I ran across a reference to this device and wanted to know what it is, and after reading this article I now know more than I did. So, cool. I just had to do some inferring/guessing about the device's nature in the process. Thanks for listening. CarlRJ (talk) 09:29, 20 May 2016 (UTC)