co-organized by East of Borneo and the Women’s Center for Creative Work
Sunday, March 8, 2015, 11am-4pm
LACMA Art + Technology Lab: 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90036
Join East of Borneo and the Women’s Center for Creative Work for the 2015 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at LACMA. Drop by anytime from 11am-4pm with your laptop, power cord, and any reference materials you’d like to work from or share. Beginners welcome! Training sessions will be offered every hour on the hour.
RSVP and help build our worklist at:
#artandfeminism // @eastofborneo // @WCCWLA // @LACMA
You can also join the Wikipedia Los Angeles group.
Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well documented. In a 2010 survey, Wikimedia found that less than 13% of its contributors are female. The reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, but practical effect of this disparity is not. Wikipedia’s content is skewed by the lack of female participation.
In February 2014, Siân Evans (Art Libraries Society of North America’s Women and Art Special Interest Group), Jacqueline Mabey (The office of failed projects), Michael Mandiberg, Laurel Ptak, and Richard Knipel and Dorothy Howard (Metropolitan New York Library Council) of Wikimedia NYC, organized an ArtAndFeminism edit-athon at Eyebeam Art and Technology Center in New York City. More than 30 satellite events were organized in Australia, Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States. The campaign attracted an estimated 600 participants, resulting in more than 100 new Wikipedia articles focused on women and the arts.
Following up on the success of last year’s initiative, a constellation of Art + Feminism edit-a-thons will take place around the world on International Women’s Day weekend, March 7-8, 2015. For a full list, see:https://en.wikipedia.org/