Art+Feminism is an international campaign to improve content on women and the arts on Wikipedia and encourage female editorship and participation in the online encyclopedia. San Francisco Art Institute is hosting a special satellite edit-a-thon in the Walter and McBean Galleries, currently home to A Living Thing, an installation by the artist Mel Ziegler. Throughout its run, A Living Thing offers a sanctuary for conversations, performances, debate, and acts of solidarity and resistance—through an open mic during all gallery hours, and an open call to anyone in the local community who wishes to contribute to the life represented by the flag.
By taking this installation as its stage and platform, this event celebrates the “open mic” dimension of Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia that anyone in the world with Internet access can contribute to, and is a chance to put the diverse and specialized resources of the adjacent Anne Bremer Memorial Library to use as reference material for building up Wikipedia content on topics related to art and feminism.
On Saturday, March 25th, we will come together to share knowledge about art, feminism, and Wikipedia, and work together to improve articles relating to women and the arts make an impact in the gender bias on Wikipedia. People with no Wikipedia editing experience are welcome; there will be experienced editors who can help you get started and answer all of your questions. Experienced Wikipedians are also welcome to come learn more about contemporary art, contribute to Wikipedia, and help others to become involved.
At 1:30pm, long-time Wikipedian Britta Gustafson (Dreamyshade) will present an introductory how-to-edit presentation.
Reference materials from the SFAI Library and refreshments will be available all day.
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Please visit our Wikipedia Meetup page for more details.
The SFAI / Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is organized by SFAI Exhibitions and Public Programs, led by Katie Hood Morgan, Assistant Curator and Exhibitions Manager, and Niki Korth, Manager of Graduate Administration. Presented in collaboration with CODE (Committee on Diversity and Equity), SFAI Student Affairs, and SFAI Library and Archives, and with support from Bay Area Wikimedians.
This event is part of series of open call events in conjunction with A Living Thing an interactive exhibition platform featuring programming developed in collaboration with members of the SFAI community: students, staff, faculty, and the general public.
SFAI invites participation in A Living Thing. Please visit sfai.edu/flagexchange to submit your ideas.
More info: sfai.edu/alivingthing.
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