Join us for a full Saturday of social Wikipedia editing at MoMA (drop-in any time!), during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to the lives and works of Latin American artists.
The WikiArte (Wiki Arte y Cultura Latinoamerica) edit-a-thon is a global campaign to improve Wikipedia's coverage of Latin American arts and culture and to counter geocultural systemic bias on Wikipedia.
Panel: 10:00 am – 11:00 am EDT
-The panel will be an hour-long conversation exploring the ways in which Latin American/Latina women artists are experimenting with and employing digital tools to engage with communities, share ideas, and make new work -will feature artists Sol Aramendi, Sharon Lee De La Cruz, and Marisa Morán Jahn, and will be moderated by Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, curator at El Museo del Barrio.
Edit-a-thon: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm EDT
-There will be edit-a-thon training sessions (in English) at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm. Afternoon breakout groups will engage in focused discussions about translation, copyright, and what constitutes "notability" on Wikipedia.
Reception: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm EDT
The Museum of Modern Art and Fundacion Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros are uniting with international allies to focus on the lives and works of Latin American artists, architects and designers.
With keystone events scheduled for October 22 in New York City and other cities throughout the month (Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Caracas, & others), the campaign aims to further similar goals to Art+Feminism.
All are invited, with no specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required. Introductory training on the basics of Wikipedia editing will be given throughout the edit-a-thon. Please bring your laptop and power cord; we will have library resources, WiFi, and a list of suggested topics on hand.
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