On March 5th wikipedia will see the 3rd Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon at the Museum of Modern Art’s Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. This day of editing will see that Female artists, Feminist art movements, and Feminist Scholarship is better represented across wikipedia. Already, this sounds like an amazing event, right?!?
Well it gets better.
This year there are also over 100 satellite edit-a-thons that will be taking place throughout March. There will also be panel discussions and training on the writing of wikipedia articles provided.
In the past two years the edit-a-thon has been able to create over 400 new wikipedia articles (101 the first year and 334 the second) which leaves me excited to see the output of new articles it will generate this year.
Along with my excitement of the pure mass of articles that will be added is my excitement of the exposure of female artists. We often talk about the “Imaginary tube of women artists” that no one is able to find. Having this mass of new content hit the mainstream will hopefully draw the focus of people who seem to be overlooking the wealth of female artists working in the field.
So keep your eyes peeled, because there is about to be alot to read about!