Join UofSC’s School of Visual Art and Design for a three-day virtual Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon.
Art+Feminism is an international community that strives to close the information gap about gender, feminism, and the arts on the internet.
Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female. Further, data analysis tools and computational linguistics studies have concluded that Wikipedia has fewer and less extensive articles on women; those same tools have shown gender biases in biographical articles.
This is a problem.
When cis and trans women, non-binary people, people of color, and Indigenous communities are not represented in the writing and editing on the tenth-most-visited site in the world, information about people like us gets skewed and misrepresented. The stories get mistold. We lose out on real history. That’s why we’re here: to change it.
We hope to engage participant-contributors from the university and larger community in South Carolina in creating and improving articles on women, LGBTQ, gender non-binary, and other underrepresented people and topics related to the arts and humanities.
All are welcome to participate.
View and download our 2021 schedule and guide. Both live and asynchronous options are available over the course of March 8 – 10, 2021.
RSVP to register: forms.office.com…
2021/03/08 - 2021/03/10
Additional time info:
March 8: Live joint editing session beginning at 12:30 PM. March 9 and 10: Individual editing on your own time.