Join us for an all-day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. This year’s Edit-a-thon kicks off at 10:00 a.m. with a conversation on contemporary feminism and digital culture, featuring writer Orit Gat, artist and activist Reina Gossett, and New York Times technology columnist Jenna Wortham, and moderated by Fiona Romeo, Director of Digital Content and Strategy, MoMA. Afternoon breakout groups will engage in focused discussions about related intellectual and logistical issues, including understanding intellectual property, what makes a notable biography, and LGBTQ visibility on Wikipedia.
Throughout the day, we will provide tutorials for beginner Wikipedians, reference materials, childcare, and refreshments. Bring your laptop, power cord, and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. People of all gender identities and expressions are welcome. For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by anyway to show your support.
Admission is free, but please do RSVP.
The Museum organizes a wide range of edit-a-thons, in which participants communally create and update Wikipedia entries on a given topic. Tutorials for beginner Wikipedians, reference materials, and refreshments are provided. Bring a laptop, power cord, and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. The editing-averse are always welcome to stop by to show their support.
The 2016 Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is organized by Art + Feminism, led by Siân Evans/Art Libraries Society of North America’s Women and Art Special Interest Group, Jacqueline Mabey/failed projects, and Michael Mandiberg, in collaboration with the Professional Organization for Women in the Arts (POWarts) and The Museum of Modern Art.