Wikiarte Edit-a-thon in NYC

October 22, 2016

The Museum of Modern Art
Cullman Education and Research Building
4 West 54th Street
New York, NY

Sat, October 22, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Panel discussion:  LIVESTREAM
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Training sessions:
11:30 am – 12:00 pm 
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm 

Breakout sessions:
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm (Wikipedia’s Gender Gap)
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm (Translating Wikipedia Articles)
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm (Art Copyright and Wikipedia)

On Saturday, October 22nd, the CPPC is collaborating with The Museum of Modern Art and Wikimedia NYC to host a Wikipedia edit-a-thon (#WikiArte) for Latin American and Latino art and culture at MoMA's Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building at 4 West 54 St. Its purpose is to provide an introduction to Wikipedia and to gather together a group of people to spend a fun and educational day together socializing and adding to Wikipedia's store of knowledge about Latin American art as we learn how to edit, create, and translate articles about Latin American and Latino art. No experience is needed as training sessions and resources will be provided. 

Childcare and refreshments will be provided (for childcare, please let us know your requirements by October 18th). The event is from 10 am until 5 pm, and you can come for the day or just pop in for a while, as your interest and time allow. Please bring your laptop and power cord if possible (a limited number of computers will be available on site) and any suggested topics you may have for articles that need to be augmented, created, or translated to or from Spanish, English, or Portuguese.

We will start off the day at 10:00 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. We’ll 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 will feature 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, artist, transmedia producer, educator, and founder of Studio REV, and will be moderated by Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, curator at El Museo del Barrio. 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.

Trainings for new and less experienced Wikipedia editors will be offered (in English) at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. Tutorials and resources in Spanish will be available online.

For information about international partners for Wiki Arte, please visit the WikiArte Meetup page.

Follow #WikiArte on social media.

Admission to the edit-a-thon is free, but please do RSVP.