March 8 – ART + FEMINISM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

March 8 – ART + FEMINISM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon


University of Regina
University of Regina Library
Wascana Room (LY107.33)

Art+Feminism is a rhizomatic campaign, held globally, that improves coverage of women & the arts on Wikipedia and it encourages female editorship. Our event will work towards generating more prairie-focused content. If you would like to take part in this event please RSVP here: EVENTBRITE  or directly on our Wikipedia Meetup page.

Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content is skewed by the lack of female participation. This represents an alarming absence in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.

Let’s change that. Join us at the University of Regina Library, Wascana Room, LY107.33, 3737 Wascana Parkway, Regina, SK, S4S 0A2 on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for an all-day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. People of all gender identities and expressions welcomed and encouraged to attend.

We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian and reference materials. Bring your laptop, power cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support.

This 2016 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon node is hosted at the University of Regina by Dr. Megan Smith, Assistant Professor in Creative Technologies and UofR students from CTCH 301 PLAY, Faculty of Media+Art+Performance, in colaboration with the University of Regina Library. The event is part of Colder Than Mars.

Art+Feminism is oranized and 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 theProfessional Organization for Women in the Arts (POWarts) and The Museum of Modern Art.