CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: ART+FEMINISM WIKIPEDIA EDIT-A-THON

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Wikipedia’s content and community skews male, creating significant gaps in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge. We invite you to address this absence in an all-day, communal updating of Wikipedia’s entries on contemporary art and feminism. There will be tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, digital and print materials to reference, childcare for the little ones, and light refreshments provided. Attendees are encouraged to edit any entry of interest related to art, feminism, gender studies, and LGBTQ issues. All are welcome: women, woman-identified, queer, and their allies.

Not in New York? Multiple satellite edit-a-thons will also happen simultaneously across North America and online. Confirmed events will take place at: Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia; De Appel in Amsterdam, The Netherlands; University of Texas at Austin School of Information; School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA; Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum (co-hosted by Project Continua); Parmer in Brooklyn (by invite only); Luke Lindoe Library at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, Canada; School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee, UK: Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University; NSCAD University Library in Halifax, Canada; University of Hong Kong; University of Iowa Center for the Book in Iowa City, IA; Women’s Studio Workshop in Kingston, NY; School of Art and Design at Middlesex University, London; n.paradoxa in London (by invite only); The Public School in Los Angeles; University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Library & Information Studies; Eastern Bloc (co-hosted by Eastern Bloc, Studio XX, revue .dpi, and Skol) in Montreal, Canada; University of the Arts Greenfield Library in Philadelphia, PA; Portland State University; State University of New York at Purchase; CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco; Art Metropole in Toronto, Canada; Seattle Attic Community Workshop; National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC; and more locations to be announced.

For those looking to start editing early, try this tutorial (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Training/For_students) and sign in to the event (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/ArtAndFeminism#Confirmed_NYC_attendees). Childcare at the New York event requires advanced RSVP; please contact us at artandfeminismwiki@gmail.com to let us know the number of children requiring care, their ages, and what time you will be attending. If you would like to host an Edit-a-Thon, please join in. If you are looking for training materials or have questions, post on the talk page or contact the organizers at artandfeminismwiki@gmail.com.

Eyebeam is an art and technology center that provides a fertile context and state-of-the-art tools for digital research and experimentation. It is a lively incubator of creativity and thought, where artists and technologists actively engage with culture, addressing the issues and concerns of our time. Eyebeam challenges convention, celebrates the hack, educates the next generation, encourages collaboration, freely offers its contributions to the community, and invites the public to share in a spirit of openness: open source, open content, and open distribution.

Organized by Siân Evans/Art Libraries Society of North America’s Women and Art Special Interest Group, Jacqueline Mabey/The office of failed projects, Michael Mandiberg, and Laurel Ptak/Eyebeam Fellow, and Richard Knipel and Dorothy Howard (Metropolitan New York Library Council) of Wikimedia NYC.

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