Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-ThonFebruary 1, 2014 At Eyebeam
Join us in New York City for an all day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to contemporary art and feminism. We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, childcare and refreshments. Bring your laptop, powercord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support.
With 30+ satellite edit-a-thons also happening internationally, including:
- Adelaide—Flinders University
- Amsterdam—De Appel
- Austin—School of Information at the University of Texas
- Boston—W. Van Alan Clark, Jr. Library at The Museum School
- Brooklyn—Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum
- Calgary—Luke Lindoe Library at the Alberta College of Art and Design
- Chicago—Flaxman Library at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
- Dundee—Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design
- East Lansing—Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University
- Florence—Advancing Women Artists Foundation
- Halifax—NSCAD Library at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
- Iowa City—University of Iowa Center for the Book
- Kingston—Women’s Studio Workshop
- Los Angeles—The Public School
- London—School of Art and Design at Middlesex University
- Madison—School of Library & Information Studies at University of Wisconsin
- Montreal—Eastern Block
- Philadelphia—Albert M. Greenfield Library at the University of the Arts
- Portland—Portland State University
- Purchase—State University of New York at Purchase
- San Francisco—CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts
- Seattle—Seattle Attic Community Workshop
- Toronto—Art Metropole
- Washington D.C.—National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well documented. In a 2010 survey it was revealed that less than 13% of its contributors identify as female. The reasons for the gender gap are up for debate: suggestions include leisure inequality, how gender socialization shapes public behavior, and the contentious nature of exchanges between Wikipedia editors. However, the practical effect of this disparity is clear—with more articles on notable women missing when compared to Encyclopaedia Britannica—Wikipedia is clearly skewed. This represents a huge inequality in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge. Let’s change that.
Organized by Siân Evans/Art Libraries Society of North America‘s Women and Art Special Interest Group, Jacqueline Mabey/The office of failed projects, former Eyebeam Fellow Michael Mandiberg and current Eyebeam Fellow Laurel Ptak.
Childcare at the Eyebeam event requires advanced RSVP; please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know the first names and number of children requiring care, their ages, and what time you plan on attending.
More details at:
People: Laurel Ptak
Tags: gender issues, Wikipedia, feminism