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Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 12-6 p.m.
Eyebeam, 540 W 21st Street, NYC
Wikipedia’s content and community skews male, creating significant gaps in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge. On February 1, 2013, 150 participants gathered at Eyebeam in New York City for an all-day, communal updating of Wikipedia’s entries on contemporary art and feminism. There was tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, digital and print materials to reference, childcare for the little ones, and light refreshments provided. Attendees were encouraged to edit any entry of interest related to art, feminism, gender studies, and LGBTQ issues. All are welcomed: women, woman-identified, queer, and their allies.
Multiple satellite edit-a-thons also happened simultaneously across North America and online. Confirmed events took place at:
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Parmer (by invite only)
Dawson City, Yukon
Dundee, United Kingdom
East Lansing, MI
Hong Kong, China
Iowa City, IA
n.paradoxa (by invite only)
Los Angeles, CA
New Haven, CT
Yale University (hosted by Broad Recognition)
San Francisco, CA
Twin Cites, MN
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.