Wikipedia:Meetup/Copenhagen/ArtandFeminism 2015

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Women make up an estimated 16% of Wikipedia editors worldwide. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content seems to be skewed by the lack of female participation. That means that while Wikipedia is essentially the most radically open encyclopaedia the world has ever seen, voices and perspectives are still being left out.

On Sunday March 8, we will be writing historical figures marginalized because of their gender into Wikipedia. Not only will we be contributing to the world of free knowledge and ensuring the existence of a gender inclusive history of everything, we will be training people how to make effective and engaging entries– ensuring the digital legacy of women, trans, and/or gender non-conforming people in multiple discipline, fields, and periods of history.

On Monday March 9, we will discuss the wider theoretical and practical implications of archival bias in relation to crowdsourced archives. This symposium seeks to engage with, and respond to, the wide range of questions that the Wikipedia gender gap example provokes, from archival literacy and labour issues to archival power distribution and critical potential.



The event is organised by Renegade Runners, Nanna Thylstrup and Maibritt Borgen



Program March 8, 12-8, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning

12-12.30 Velkomst
1-2.00 Workshop: Wikipedia for dummies
2-3.00 Workshop: Sådan skriver du en god artikel
3.30-4.30 Workshop: Wikipedia for dummies
4.30-5.30 Workshop: Sådan skriver du en god artikel
5.30-8.00 Artikelskrivning

Program March 9: Symposium Archival Bias: Constructing, Coding and Curating Crowdsourced Archives, 9-1.00

The systemic bias in Wikipedia is both a practical and theoretical problem. The practical problem requires targeted efforts such as the March 8 feminist edit-a-thon. The theoretical problem, however, requires contextualizing the problem in its broader cultural context. This symposium seeks to engage with, and respond to, the wide range of questions that the Wikipedia gender gap example provokes, from archival literacies and labour forces to archival powers and emancipatory potentials. How are digital archives constructed and what constrictions do they place on us? Who polices the archives and what kind of politics do they (re)produce? Should archival crowdsourcing be considered as playful and emancipatory practice or internalization of immaterial labour-production? How may we conceive of crowdsourced archives as gendered infrastructures?

9.00-9.15 Welcome
9.15-10.00 Keynote speech Jonathan D. Katz, Visual Studies, Buffalo University

10.15-11.00 Panel session 1: Neutral archives is an oxymoron

Marianne Ping Huang, Arts, Aarhus University
Mathias Danbolt, Department of Arts and Culture, University of Copenhagen

11.15-12.15 Panel session 2: Codes, collaborative practices and means of regulations in crowdsourced digital archives

Jens-Erik Mai, Department of Information Science, University of Copenhagen
Rikke Frank Jørgensen, Institute for Human Rights
Anders Søgaard, Centre for Language Technology, University of Copenhagen

12.15-13.00 Keynote speech Joanna Zylinska and Sarah Kember, Department of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths University of London

We Can Edit-a-thon continued 2pm-4pm, Il Buco, Njalsgade 19C

2pm-5pm We Can Edit-a-thon continued
5pm-6pm Results and new goals

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