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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:

Adelaide, Australia

Flinders University

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

De Appel

Austin, TX

University of Texas at Austin School of Information

Baltimore, MD

Maryland Institute College of Art

Boston, MA

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Brooklyn, NY

Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum (co-hosted by Project Continua)

Parmer (by invite only)

Calgary, Canada

Luke Lindoe Library at the Alberta College of Art and Design

Chicago, IL

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Dawson City, Yukon

Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture

Dundee, United Kingdom

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design

East Lansing, MI

Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University

Florence, Italy

Advancing Women Artists Foundation

Halifax, Canada 

NSCAD University Library

Hong Kong, China

University of Hong Kong

Iowa City, IA

University of Iowa, Center for the Book

Kingston, NY

Women’s Studio Workshop

London, UK

School of Art and Design at Middlesex University

n.paradoxa (by invite only)

Los Angeles, CA

The Public School

Madison, WI

University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Library & Information Studies

Montreal, Canada

Eastern Bloc (co-hosted by Studio XX, revue .dpi and Skol)

New Haven, CT

Yale University (hosted by Broad Recognition)

Philadelphia, PA

University of the Arts’ Greenfield Library 

Portland, OR

Portland State University

Purchase, NY

State University of New York at Purchase

San Francisco, CA

CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts 

Seattle, WA

Seattle Attic Community Workshop

Toronto, Canada

Art Metropole

Twin Cites, MN

Regis Art Center at the University of Minnesota

Washington, DC

National Museum of Women in the Arts

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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