Tuesday, March, 4th, 2014
What: “Women, Art, and Wikipedia”
When: Saturday, March 8, 2014, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Audio Lab (Rm M6052), 6/F, School of Creative Media, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre,
City University of Hong Kong. [Directions]
Arts Future Projects will host the first Wikipedia edit-a-thon geared towards ensuring Hong Kong’s art history is better represented on Wikipedia, at the School of Creative Media at the City University of Hong Kong. On Saturday, March 8, from 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., participants of varying experience levels will learn how to contribute to the world’s largest encyclopedia. The event’s focus is on the women of Hong Kong. Not only will women be encouraged to become regular contributors to Wikipedia, but participants will research and write Wikipedia entries on Hong Kong’s women artists.
With a high gender disparity on wikipedia (recent statistics suggest only 14% of Wikipedia contributors are women) women’s history is under-represented. This event celebrates International Women’s Day by generating as many new Wikipedia pages on local female artists as possible. This event by Arts Future Projects is the first of its kind in Asia. It encourages consideration not only about great female artists from Hong Kong from an art history perspective, but also the meaning of having information accessible through one of the largest online knowledge bases today, and how that influences the dialogue between feminism and art history, culture and politics. Beginners and experienced Wikipedia contributors are welcomed alike as computers and basic wikipedia editing guides, computers and refreshments will be provided.
Interested media should RSVP to ArtsFutureProjects@gmail.com. Photographers and film crews must contact the office in advance to make arrangements.