Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

As part of Eyebeam’s Annual Showcase 2014, join Wikipedians, Art Librarians, Feminists, Artists, and others 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, and light refreshments. For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support.

Art Exhibition previously on at Eyebeam in New York, United States.
From Saturday 01 February 2014 to Saturday 01 February 2014

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At Eyebeam on Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 12–6pm
Closing event of Eyebeam’s Annual Showcase 2014

With satellite edit-a-thons happening across the U.S. and Canada:

Washington D.C.—National Museum of Women in the Arts
Chicago—Flaxman Library at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Philadelphia—Albert M. Greenfield Library at the University of the Arts
Austin—School of Information at the University of Texas
Toronto—Art Metropole
Montreal—Eastern Block
Calgary—Luke Lindoe Library at the Alberta College of Art and Design
Halifax—Nova Scotia College of Art and Design

Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well documented: in a 2010 self survey, Wikimedia found that less than 13% of its contributors are female. The reasons for the gender gap are up for debate: suggestions include leisure inequality, how gender socialization shapes public comportment, and the contentious nature of Wikipedia’s talk pages. However, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of female participation, with more articles on notable women missing on Wikipedia in comparison to Encyclopaedia Britannica. This represents an alarming aporia in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.

We invite you to help address this absence at the Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon on Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 12–6pm at Eyebeam. 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.

Art and Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon is part of Eyebeam’s Annual Showcase 2014 and The Very First Year a series of events exploring contemporary aspects of gender, feminism, technology and art organized by Fellow Laurel Ptak and inspired by her ongoing research at Eyebeam into cyberfeminist art practices since the 1990s.