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April 9, 2015  |  Learning and Engagement
Collaborating for a Shared Purpose: Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

2015 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon  at MoMA. All Photos by Sara Bodinson

2015 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at MoMA. Photo: Sara Bodinson

On Saturday, March 7, 2015, the second Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon took place at MoMA. This year over 75 satellite locations around the world participated in an effort to add and improve entries for women in the arts, and to provide training on how to edit Wikipedia articles. Art + Feminism has been instrumental in organizing events and trainings such as this for many years, and the event at MoMA drew over 200 participants and many volunteers from POWarts.

February 18, 2015  |  Events & Programs
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John Latham. Encyclopaedia Britannica. 1971. 16mm film (black and white, silent), 6:33 min. The Museum of New York. Anna Marie and Robert F. Shapiro Fund and Committee on Media Funds. © 2015 John Latham

John Latham. Encyclopaedia Britannica. 1971. 16mm film (black and white, silent), 6:33 min. The Museum of New York. Anna Marie and Robert F. Shapiro Fund and Committee on Media Funds. © 2015 John Latham

In a London gallery, a volume of an encyclopedia lies open. Someone snaps a shutter, exposing the spread to a single frame of film. Someone turns the page and the process is repeated, page by page, volume by volume, over the course of the exhibition. One imagines looking on as the tissuey, Bible-like paper pages are turned, wanting to join in and snap a few frames. The result is John Latham’s 1971 film Encyclopaedia Britannica.