Art and Feminism Edit-a-Thon at Central Features Contemporary Art, Albuquerque
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Art and Feminism Edit-a-Thon

Saturday March 11, 2017

514 Central Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Attendees edit any entry of interest related to art, feminism, gender studies and LGBTQ issues.

Tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, digital and print materials to reference and light refreshments and coffee provided by Zendo. All are welcome: women, woman-identified, queer, and their allies.

See also: Culture Shock


Art-centric edit-a-thon has its first local run

Nancy Zastudil

In a Wikimedia survey from 2011, researchers found that less than 13 percent of Wikipedia—the online, open source encyclopedia—contributors are women. The effect of this is that the information, which millions of people access on a daily basis, is skewed. Historically male interests are heavily represented, replete with links to other avenues of culture and significance, while entries that relate to women and women's issues are bare-bones. In order to combat this hegemonic knowledge sharing, Wikipedia edit-a-thons have become more and more popular, and four years ago saw the first annual Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon designed to specifically address the gender gap, as it relates to women-identifying artists. Art+Feminism edit-a-thons take place all around the country—and even internationally—in March, and this year will see Albuquerque's first local version of the event, to be held at Central Features Contemporary and Richard Levy Galleries on Saturday, March 11, between 11am and 4pm, thanks to organizers Nancy Zastudil and Viviette Hunt.

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