Event details: UConn-Storrs / Ray Guns, Dames, and the Guilty Gaze @ The William Benton Museum
What: UConn-Storrs Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, in conjunction with the exhibition, Ray Guns, Dames, and the Guilty Gaze – feminism and the golden age of science fiction pulps
@Where: William Benton Museum of Art — open to the public
More info: Join our event at our Outreach Dashboard so your edits can be counted!
research sources: <https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1nRitoiNyMKrQlX980T_odr8wDIo8yume?usp=sharing>
Art+Fem Wikipedia Editathon @Benton Museum
Crash course in editing basics provided early in the Edit-a-thon event!
Please plan to come for the entire two hours!
Please bring a laptop if you have one. A few computers will be available for community participants.
Due to restrictions surrounding COVID-19, participation may be limited and, if necessary, the event will be held virtually.
— Stay tuned to join us!
Artists Added + Edited
Joni Sternbach – SUCCESS! We are relentless and we will prevail!
Pryde Brown – DELETED!
Barbara Bosworth – persistence and editing and intervention by the A+F organizers pays off!
Linda Connor – edited
Kim Stringfellow – edited
Collier Schorr – edited
Barbara Bosworth – previously added and deleted
Laura Larson – DELETED!
Joni Sternbach – DELETED!
New Related Event: Dialogue on the Guerilla Girls on display at the Benton Museum
What is Art and Feminism’s Wikipedia Edit-a-thon?
“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, Black, Indigenous, and people of color 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.
Since 2014, over 18,000 people at more than 1,260 events around the world have participated in our edit-a-thons, resulting in the creation and improvement of more than 84,000 articles on Wikipedia and its sister projects.”
UConn’s Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in the News! Women in the Arts: Setting the Record Straight[Read More]
Art+Feminism Wikipedia editathon (2014-) is an annual, global collaborative effort to redress the under representation of women, gender fluid, and POC women editors and artists to the global online encyclopedia. 2019 marks the Editathon’s 5th year, and UConn Storrs‘s fourth year hosting a community node of the event. The Art History program at UConn has […][Read More]
Windham Arts Radio WILI interviews Dr. Kelly Dennis on the March 2020 UConn Art and Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Pending: Watch this page for information about our VIRTUAL edit-a-thon event!!
Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon Training
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