There will be a “WikiArte” Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at The Museum of Modern Art on Saturday, October 22, 2016. It is co-hosted by the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. This event, free and open to the public, will train interested individuals to create, edit, and translate Wikipedia entries about Latin American and Latina artists, architects, and designers, with a focus on women in those fields.
The event is from 10-5. Free childcare and refreshments will be provided.
Register for the event on EventBrite: http://bit.ly/2di6562
The day will begin at 10 am with an hour-long open conversation exploring the way Latin American/Latina women artists are experimenting with and employing digital tools to engage with communities, share ideas and make new work. The Wikipedia Edit-a-thon will address questions of accessibility, gender, and equity as it relates to the ways these practitioners are leveraging digital technology for artistic production and community building.
The panel at 10 am will be moderated by:
Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, curator at El Museo del Barrio
The panelists are:
Sol Aramendi, an Argentine artist based in New York working in new media, photography and video
Sharon Lee De La Cruz, an artist and activist in New York City
Marisa Morán Jahn, an artist, transmedia producer, educator, and founder of Studio REV
There will be breakout sessions in the afternoon with discussions about what constitutes “notability” – one of the requisites for a Wikipedia entry about an individual or group – and on translation and copyright.