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Friday, February 26
12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry
CFA 111, Carnegie Mellon University
FREE and open to the public
Wikipedia Meetup Page: http://bit.ly/artandfeminism-wikiedit2016
RSVP here: http://artplusfeminismatcmu.eventbrite.com
The Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon @ CMU is an all-day, walk-in event. Registering helps us plan for the two main tutorials at 12:00 PM & 4:00 PM
Art+Feminism is a rhizomatic campaign dedicated to introducing more women in the arts into Wikipedia, and to empower women to edit the internet’s largest encyclopedia. Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. Wikimedia’s 2013 study The Wikipedia Gender Gap Revisited revealed that 84% of Wikipedia’s editors were male. The Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon seeks to encourage more women to contribute and correct the bias inherent in the lack of female participation.
Take part in this free edit-a-thon Friday, February 26th in the STUDIO featuring introductory tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, and refreshments. Our specific focus will be adding and enhancing articles on women working at the intersection of art and technology (though no one will be discouraged from researching women working in other art-related fields). Prior knowledge of how to edit and create Wikipedia articles is not required. Training tutorials will start at 12pm and 4pm (and may occur again in between if necessary). Please bring along ideas for Wikipedia entries that need to be added or updated (or feel free to add to the Wikipedia Meetup page if you already know how) as well as your laptop and power cord. If you aren’t interested in making articles, come collaborate on the research end. People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate. Please ask your fellow attendees for their pronouns of choice!
The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry strives to create a welcoming and inclusive community. Our main space is wheelchair-accessible, and Carnegie Mellon’s Office of Disability Resources further assists us with ensuring physical and programmatic access. For more information on our disability services, contact at: access [at] andrew [dot] cmu [dot] edu.
This event is made possible through support from the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, the Carnegie Mellon University College of Fine Arts, and the Carnegie Mellon University School of Art.
Hosts: Angela Washko, Thomas Hughes, Joy Poulard, Adam Milner, Madeleine Varner, Suzie Silver, Kevin Brophy, Kate Hansen, Melissa Ragona, Leah Mackin, Lauren Goshinski, Claire Hentschker, Echo Eggebrecht, Katie Rose Pipkin, Alisha Wormsley, Brittany De Nigris, Lee Webster, Emilie Stark-Menneg, Golan Levin