Join us for Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Arte y Cultura Latinoamericana (“WikiArte”), a communal day of creating, updating, improving, and translating Wikipedia articles about Latin American art and culture.
This year’s edit-a-thon kicks off at 10:00 a.m. with an hour-long conversation exploring the ways in which Latin American/Latina women artists are experimenting with and employing digital tools to engage with communities, share ideas, and make new work. The panel will feature artists Sol Aramendi, Sharon Lee De La Cruz, and Marisa Morán Jahn, and will be moderated by Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, curator at El Museo del Barrio. Afternoon breakout groups will engage in focused discussions about translation, copyright, and what constitutes “notability” on Wikipedia.
All are invited, and no specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience is required. We will provide training sessions and resources for beginner Wikipedians, WiFi, reference materials, and suggested topics, as well as childcare* and refreshments. Please bring your laptop, power cord, and ideas for articles that need to be updated, translated, or created. You are welcome to edit all day or drop by to show your support, and be sure to follow #WikiArte on social media.
Training for new and less experienced Wikipedia editors will be offered (in English) at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. Tutorials and resources in Spanish will be available online, and participants are also encouraged to work on the Spanish- and Portuguese-language editions of Wikipedia.
Admission to the edit-a-thon is free, but please RSVP.
This event will be live-streamed.
*Please note: Childcare requires advance registration by October 18. Email email@example.com with the number of children requiring care, their first names and ages, and what time you plan to arrive.
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.