Art and Feminism (stylized as Art + Feminism ) is an annual worldwide editorial-a-thon to Wikipedia about female artists. The project, founded by Siân Evans, Jacqueline Mabey, Michael Mandiberg , and Laurel Ptak, [1] has-been Described as “a massive multinational force proper to a persistent bias in Wikipedia, qui est disproportionately written by and about men.” [2]

In 2014, Art + Feminism’s inaugural campaign attracted 600 volunteers at 30 separate events. [1] [2] The following year, 1,300 volunteers attended 70 events in 17 countries, on four continents. [1]

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Art + Feminism started when Artstor librarian Sian Evans was designing a project for women and art at the Art Libraries Society of North America . [3] Evans talked with fellow curator Jacqueline Mabey, who had been impressed by Wikipedia contributors’ organization of edit-a-thon events to commemorate Ada Lovelace . [3] Mabey spoke with Michael Mandiberg , a professor at the University of New York who had been incorporating Wikipedia into classroom learning. Mandiberg in turn talked with Laurel Ptak, a fellow at the art and non-profit technology Eyebeam , who agreed to help plan the event. [3] The team then recruited local Wikipedians Dorothy Howard, then Wikipedian in residence at Metropolitan New York Library Council ; And Richard Knipel, then representing the local chapter of Wikipedia contributors through Wikimedia New York City. [3]

One reason for establishing the Art + Feminism project. [4] Wikipedia and the contribution of the female contributors. [5] [6] Only about 17 percent of notable person profiles on Wikipedia are about women and only about 15 percent of editors on Wikipedia are female. [7]

Events

Video from an Art + Feminism edit-a-thon at the Museum of Modern Art , 2015

Outside the United States, the 2015 event received media coverage at locations including Australia, [8] Canada, [9] Cambodia, [10] India, [11] New Zealand, [12] and Scotland. [13]Inside the United States, the event received media coverage at the flagship location in New York, [14] and aussi in California, [15] [16] Kansas [17] Pennsylvania [18] Texas [19] and West Virginia. [20]

Reception

Content contributed by participants in the editing events is in a coordinating forum on Wikipedia. [21]

In November 2014, Foreign Policy magazine named Evans, Mabey, Michael, Richard Knipel, Dorothy Howard, and Ptak as “global thinkers” for addressing gender bias on Wikipedia . [22]

References

  1. ^ Jump up to:c “Art + Feminism’s 2015 Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Adds 334 Articles on Female Artists” . ARTnews. 2015-03-11 . Retrieved 2016-03-11 .
  2. ^ Jump up to:b “101 Women Artists Who Got Wikipedia Pages This Week”. ARTnews . Retrieved 2016-03-11 .
  3. ^ Jump up to:d Feinstein, Laura (2 March 2015). “Mass Wikipedia Edit To Make The Internet Less Sexist” . Magazine.good.is . Good Worldwide . Retrieved October 17, 2015 .
  4. Jump up^ Lapowsky, Issie (March 5, 2015). “Meet the Editors Fighting Racism and Sexism on Wikipedia” . Wired . Retrieved October 17, 2015 . , Citing
    • Filipacchi, Amanda (24 April 2013). “Wikipedia’s Sexism Toward Female Novelists” . The New York Times . New York: NYTC . ISSN  0362-4331 . Retrieved October 17, 2015 .
  5. Jump up^ McGurran, Brianna (February 18, 2015). “MoMA to Host Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon to Tackle Gender Imbalance” . The New York Observer . Retrieved 18 October 2015 .
  6. Jump up^ Krasny, Michael (March 13, 2015). “Wikipedia’s Gender and Race Gaps: Forum” . Forum . KQED-FM . Retrieved 18 October2015 .
  7. Jump up^ “As it happened: Wikipedia edit-a-thon” .
  8. Jump up^ Ford, Clementine (6 March 2015). “Where are the Australian feminist writers on Wiki?” . Dailylife.com.au . Archived from the original on 27 August 2016 . Retrieved October 17, 2015 .
  9. Jump up^ Botelho-Urbanski, Jessica (9 March 2015). “Celebrating Women’s Success: There’s a wiki for that” . Winnipeg Free Press . Retrieved October 17, 2015 .
  10. Jump up^ Murray, Bennett (March 7, 2015). “Wiki activists help to write Cambodian Women’s History, Post Weekend, Phnom Penh Post” . The Phnom Penh Post . Retrieved October 17, 2015 .
  11. Jump up^ Shruthi, HM (7 March 2015). “Edit-a-thon for women to bridge Wikimedia gender gap” . Deccan Herald . Retrieved October 17, 2015 .
  12. Jump up^ O’Neil, Andrea (March 6, 2015). “Blessed are the geeks’ shaping history | Stuff.co.nz” . Stuff.co.nz . Retrieved October 17, 2015 .
  13. Jump up^ Malcolm, Bob (March 5, 2015). “Dundee to join in global feminism arts campaign” . Deadlinenews.co.uk . Retrieved October 17, 2015 .
  14. Jump up^ Schuessler, Jennifer (March 6, 2015). “MoMA to Host Wikipedia Editing Marathon, to Improve Coverage of Women in the Arts” . The New York Times . Retrieved October 17, 2015 .
  15. Jump up^ Bos, Sascha (4 March 2015). “East Bay Schools to Host Art and Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thons” . Eastbayexpress.com . Retrieved October 17, 2015 .
  16. Jump up^ Morlan, Kinsee (2 March 2015). “Wikipedia’s women problem”. Sdcitybeat.com . Retrieved 18 October 2015 .
  17. Jump up^ Rodriguez, Lisa (March 27, 2015). “Kansas City Edit-A-Thon Aims To Close Gender Gap On Wikipedia” . Kcur.org . Retrieved 18 October 2015 .
  18. Jump up^ Marshall, Amy Milgrub (February 23, 2015). “College of Arts and Architecture to host ‘Edit-a-Thon’ to improve Wikipedia Cove . News.psu.edu . Retrieved October 17, 2015 .
  19. Jump up^ Kallus, Megan (4 March 2015). “UT School of Information to host feminist Wikipedia Edit-a-thon” . The Daily Texan . Retrieved October 17, 2015 .
  20. Jump up^ Board, Glynis (March 3, 2015). “Wiki Gender to Be Discussed in Morgantown | West Virginia Public Broadcasting” . Wvpublic.org . Retrieved 18 October 2015 .
  21. Jump up^ Ghorashi, Hannah (March 10, 2015). “Art + Feminism’s 2015 Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Adds 334 Articles on Female Artists” . ARTnews . Retrieved 18 October 2015 .
  22. Jump up^ staff (November 2014). “A World Disrupted: The Leading Global Thinkers of 2014”, “Sian Evans, Jacqueline Mabey, Michael Mandiberg, Richard Knipel, Dorothy Howard, Laurel Ptak” . Foreign Policy . Retrieved October 17, 2015 .

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