Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon :: Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

September 17, 2014

All around the world, groups are getting together to redress the gender imbalance on Wikipedia. Come along to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, see works by women artists on display in the galleries, peruse a collection of resources, and get editing! Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well documented. In a 2010 survey it was revealed that less than 13% of its contributors identify as female. The practical effect of this disparity is clear — with more articles on notable women missing when compared to Encyclopaedia Britannica — Wikipedia is clearly skewed. This represents a huge inequality in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge. We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian and reference materials. Bring your laptop, power cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. At 12pm there will be a floor talk by members Brown Council about their work in the MCA collection and at 1pm Senior Curator Natasha Bullock will discuss women artists in the collection.

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