2016 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

  • Museum of Modern Art 4 W 54th St New York

Join us for an all-day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. 

FREE WITH RSVP

Stop by the Dorothy and Lewis. B. Cullman Education and Research Building at the Museum of Modern Art anytime from 11am to 5pm. Capacity is limited, so participants will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not. Content is skewed by the lack of female participation. This represents an alarming absence in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.


Let’s change that. 

Join us for an all-day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, childcare, and refreshments. Bring your laptop, power cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support. People of all gender identities and expressions welcomed and encouraged to attend.

Childcare is available! Please contact us at info@art.plusfeminism.org and let us know the first names and number of children requiring care, their ages, and what time you plan on attending. 

The 2016 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, on March 5, 2016, began with a conversation on contemporary feminisms and digital culture with writer Orit Gat, artist and activist Reina Gossett, and New York Times technology columnist Jenna Wortham, hosted by Fiona Romeo, MoMA's Director of Digital Content and Strategy. 

The 2016 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is organized by Art+Feminism, in collaboration with POWarts and the Museum of Modern Art.

Art+Feminism is led by Siân Evans/Art Libraries Society of North America’s Women and Art Special Interest Group, Jacqueline Mabey/failed projects, and Michael Mandiberg