In conjunction with Eyebeam’s 2014 Annual Showcase.
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 20+ satellite edit-a-thons also happening internationally, including:
Adelaide—Flinders UniversityAmsterdam—De AppelAustin—School of Information at the University of TexasBoston—W. Van Alan Clark, Jr. Library at The Museum SchoolBrooklyn—Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum Calgary—Luke Lindoe Library at the Alberta College of Art and DesignChicago—Flaxman Library at the School of the Art Institute of ChicagoDundee—Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and DesignEast Lansing—Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State UniversityFlorence—Advancing Women Artists FoundationHalifax—NSCAD Library at Nova Scotia College of Art and DesignIowa City—University of Iowa Center for the BookKingston—Women's Studio WorkshopLos Angeles—The Public SchoolLondon—School of Art and Design at Middlesex UniversityMadison—School of Library & Information Studies at University of WisconsinMontreal—Eastern BlockPhiladelphia—Albert M. Greenfield Library at the University of the ArtsPortland—Portland State University Purchase—State University of New York at PurchaseSan Francisco—CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary ArtsSeattle—Seattle Attic Community WorkshopToronto—Art MetropoleWashington 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.
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