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The Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon was an international initiative to bring women’s voices to the online encyclopedia—as editors and as subjects
“Last Saturday, about 600 volunteers in 31 venues around the globe engaged in a collective effort to change the world, one Wikipedia entry at a time.
In the United States, Canada, Australia, Italy, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom, in nonprofits and art schools, in museums and universities, these people—mostly women—set out to write entries, uncredited and unpaid, for the fast-growing crowd-sourced online encyclopedia.
Volunteers versed in the process, protocol, andethic of Wikipedia gave tutorials to the newcomers, who were mostly artists, activists, students, and scholars. They learned what constitutes a proper reference, how to create external links, and when and where to put footnotes. They learned that people can’t write about themselves, and what kind of sources are acceptable.
By the end of the day, around 100 new entries were up (around 80 more were enhanced). The new pages, devoted to figures ranging from Australian modernists Ethel Spowers and Dorrit Black to Catalan painter Josefa Texidor i Torres to contemporary artists including Mary Miss, Xaviera Simmons, Audrey Flack, and Monika Bravo, vary widely in scope, grammar, and quality of content. But the Wikipedia team expects that blips will vanish as the hive mind has its work on the entries.
“You have someone you know a lot about? It takes ten minutes,” says Ximena Gallardo C., a gender and film scholar at LaGuardia Community College. “This is the world brain. It’s just starting.”
Read the full piece here
Photo 1: Editors at the resource table during the Wikipedia Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon at Eyebeam in Chelsea (CC BY-SA MICHAEL MANDIBERG)
Photo 2: Cosima von Bonin, The Bonin / Oswald Empire’s Nothing #04 (The New York Version With Blue Feet), 2011, wool, fabric, MDF, lacquer, CD player, electrical wiring, sound speaker dome, speaker cable. (COURTESY THE ARTIST AND PETZEL, NEW YORK)
Photo 3: Learning to post (CC BY-SA MICHAEL MANDIBERG)
Florcitas // little flowers. #weaving #wool #tejiendo #lana #weavetheamericas #tejerlasamericas
Mural en progreso. La Comu. SF, Córdoba, Argentina. #mural #art #arte
Yellowstone River Oil Spill Raises Concerns About Keystone XL Impact
As ice continues to hamper cleanup efforts in the oil spill into the Yellowstone River, opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline are noting that the Poplar pipeline that ruptured measures 12 inches in diameter
XL IS A REALLY BAD IDEA. WHY IS IT EVEN STILL BEING DEBATED? IS THE US REALLY THAT EASY TO BUY?
Via Arthur Soares.
@hateplow is this you in a couple of years?
Obama Protects Alaska Refuge, Opens Drilling in Arctic and AtlanticCiting Native subsistence fishing traditions among other considerations, President Barack Obama has designated 12.3 million acres as wilderness in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, putting it off limits to oil and gas drilling in perpetuity.
Woohoo Obama! Thank you. 12.3 million acres is a whole lot of love to show to Natives and to MamaEarth.
Tilda Swinton risked arrest waving a rainbow flag in front of the Kremlin in violation of Russia’s new homosexual propaganda bill. And she wants everyone who can to reblog it in solidarity.
Guys please reblog this, it won’t ruin your blog, this is important
During WWII, Irena got permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. She had an ulterior motive.
Irena smuggled Jewish infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried. She also carried a burlap sack in the back of her truck, for larger kids.
Irena kept a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The soldiers, of course, wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the kids/infants noises.
During her time of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants. Ultimately, she was caught, however, and the Nazi’s broke both of her legs and arms and beat her severely.
Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she had smuggled out, In a glass jar that she buried under a tree in her back yard. After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived and tried to reunite the family. Most had been gassed. Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes or adopted.
In 2007 Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize.
She was not selected.
Al Gore won, for a slide show on Global Warming.
lordemusic: tried to take a qt selfie with my dog before i realised he is going through a deep existential crisis right now oops
I had to convince people today that dogs can also have real relationships, and even be monogamous. Has no one else ever witnessed a dog-couple? They’re amazingly loyal. Here in Uruguay I met a dogcouple where the male dog would save food for the girl dog until the owners left, then call her over so she could eat. They have puppies now and the owners have accepted the mama as their own dog too.
Who’a taking over an abandoned school? WE ARE! Argentina ❤ tejerlasamericas // weavetheamericas
Scott Schaus your gifs are beautiful