Wikipedia:Meetup/LA/ArtAndFeminism/LACMA 2015

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Join us for the 2015 Art + Feminism Edit-a-Thon at LACMA on Sunday, March 8!

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Date: Sunday, March 8, 2015, 11am-4pm

Location: LACMA Art + Technology Lab (map + parking info)

Co-organized by: East of Borneo and the Women's Center for Creative Work

What to bring: Your laptop, power adapter, and any reference materials you'd like to work from or share.

This meetup is open to anyone interested in improving Wikipedia's coverage of women and the arts. Beginners welcome! We'll be offering training for new editors every hour on the hour (note: last session at 2pm).

We will need volunteers to help facilitate this one. If you are an experienced Wikipedia editor and can assist others, please include a note with your RSVP below. Thanks!

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Twitter: @eastofborneo@WCCWLA@LACMA ♦ #artandfeminism

Background

ArtAndFeminism 2014 in Chicago

Wikipedia's gender trouble is well documented. In a 2010 survey, Wikimedia found that less than 13% of its contributors are female.[1] The reasons for the gender gap are up for debate: suggestions include leisure inequality, how gender socialization shapes public comportment, and the contentious nature of Wikipedia's talk pages. The practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content is skewed by the lack of female participation.

In February 2014, Siân Evans (Art Libraries Society of North America's Women and Art Special Interest Group), Jacqueline Mabey (The office of failed projects), Michael Mandiberg, Laurel Ptak, and Richard Knipel and Dorothy Howard (Metropolitan New York Library Council) of Wikimedia NYC, organized an ArtAndFeminism edit-athon at Eyebeam Art and Technology Center in New York City. More than 30 satellite events were organized in Australia, Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States. The campaign attracted an estimated 600 participants, resulting in more than 100 new Wikipedia articles focused on women and the arts.

Following up on the success of last year's initiative, a constellation of Art + Feminism edit-a-thons will take place around the world on International Women's Day weekend, March 7-8, 2015. LACMA will host the official Los Angeles event, co-organized by the online magazine East of Borneo and the Women's Center for Creative Work, on Sunday, March 8.

RSVP

If you are new to Wikipedia and don't yet have an account, you can RSVP here instead!

To-Do

You are welcome to choose something from this list or work on anything you like. You may consider cleaning up articles on more well-known women artists. Helpful updates could be as simple as: Making sure reference links are still appropriate and functional; Adding new inline citations/references; Adding a photo; Adding an infobox; Adding data to more fields in an existing infobox; Creating headings; Adding categories; etc. For more ideas, see the Art + Feminism tasks list and WikiProject: Women Artists. Please note: This is a crowdsourced list. You can help us by adding to it!

To create:

To improve:

Outcomes

Resources

Please start here:

When in doubt:

References

  1. ^ Glott, Ruediger; et al. "Wikipedia Survey – Overview of Results" (PDF). United Nations University. Retrieved 24 November 2014.