Design and Alterity // Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon @ CMU


Friday, February 26
12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry
CFA 111, Carnegie Mellon University
FREE and open to the public
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The Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon @ CMU is an all-day, walk-in event. Registering helps us plan for the two main tutorials at 12:00 PM & 4:00 PM

Art+Feminism is a rhizomatic campaign dedicated to introducing more women in the arts into Wikipedia, and to empower women to edit the internet’s largest encyclopedia.  Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. Wikimedia’s 2013 study The Wikipedia Gender Gap Revisited revealed that 84% of Wikipedia’s editors were male. The Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon seeks to encourage more women to contribute and correct the bias inherent in the lack of female participation.

Take part in this free edit-a-thon Friday, February 26th in the STUDIO featuring introductory tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, and refreshments. Our specific focus will be adding and enhancing articles on women working at the intersection of art and technology (though no one will be discouraged from researching women working in other art-related fields). Prior knowledge of how to edit and create Wikipedia articles is not required. Training tutorials will start at 12pm and 4pm (and may occur again in between if necessary). Please bring along ideas for Wikipedia entries that need to be added or updated (or feel free to add to the Wikipedia Meetup page if you already know how) as well as your laptop and power cord. If you aren’t interested in making articles, come collaborate on the research end. People of all gender identities and expressions, particularly transgender, cisgender, and gender nonconforming women, are invited to participate. Please ask your fellow attendees for their pronouns of choice!

The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry strives to create a welcoming and inclusive community. Our main space is wheelchair-accessible, and Carnegie Mellon’s Office of Disability Resources further assists us with ensuring physical and programmatic access. For more information on our disability services, contact at: access [at] andrew [dot] cmu [dot] edu.

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This event is made possible through support from the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, the Carnegie Mellon University College of Fine Arts, and the Carnegie Mellon University School of Art.

An additional Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon event will take place on March 5th at the Frick Fine Arts Library, University of Pittsburgh campus from 10am – 3pm. For more information, visit:

// Design and Alterity Events// 

Presentations and Panel Discussion • Thursday, February 25th

Designing Consent into Social Networks with Caroline Sinders • Saturday, February 27th

The Design and Alterity event series is made possible in part through the generous support of the Carnegie Mellon University College of Fine Arts, the Carnegie Mellon School of Art, and in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.