In a 2010 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 Encyclopedia Britannica. This represents an alarming aporia in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.
Join us at Art Metropole on Feb. 1, 2014 for a Art & Feminism Wikipedia Editathon from 12-6pm (drop in anytime). Editathons are taking place in 13+ cities the same day!
Two tutorials will be provided for beginner Wikipedians *(12â€‰â€“â€‰12:30pm and at
3â€‰â€“â€‰3:30pm)* with Wikipedia help on-site. Art Metropole books also available on-site for reference.
For a list of topics to be added/expanded, check out:
Bring your own laptop!
Bring reference materials!
Light drinks & refreshments will be served!
Other locations include:
- Eyebeam, New York – University of Texas at Austin School of Information – Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives at the Banff Centre for the Arts – Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum (co-hosted by Project Continua) – Luke Lindoe Library at the Alberta College of Art and Design – Flaxman Library, School of the Art Institute of Chicago – Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University Library – University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Library &
- Eastern Bloc (organized by Studio XX), Montreal – University of the Arts’ Greenfield Library, Philadelphia – CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco – Art Metropole, Toronto – National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
Organized by SiÃ¢n 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.
Art & Feminism Wikipedia Editathon.