The Millard Sheets Library at Otis College of Art and Design will host an Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Thursday, March 15 from 4-7 pm. This event is designed to improve coverage of gender and feminism and the arts on Wikipedia. The edit-a-thon will include tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, ongoing editing support, and reference materials. People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate, particularly transgender and cisgender women.
In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as women. This lack of inclusive participation has led to an alarming gap of content in the world’s most popular online research tool.
Art+Feminism’s Edit-a-thons and other initiatives make an impact on the gender gap through crucial improvements to gender, feminism and art related subjects on Wikipedia. Since 2014, Art+Feminism edit-a-thons have taken place across the world, creating and improving over 11,000 articles.
We will provide a list of possible women artists, Otis College faculty members, and alums whose articles could be created or enhanced.
All students, faculty, and staff are invited as well as members of the public. Pre-registration is required, register now.
The Otis College Library Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is organized by Sue Maberry, Natalie Arps-Bumbera, Heather Cleary, and Jean-Marie Venturini.