Creator: Izzie Levinson
Date Created: March 16, 2017
Location: Oberlin website (https://calendar.oberlin.edu/event/artfeminism_wikipedia_edit-a-thon_7770#.WMrmJhIrL2I)
Name of Document: “Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon”
Context: Wikipedia edit-a-thons are events held with the intention of increasing inclusivity, sharing information, and promoting the histories of marginalized peoples. In these gatherings, individuals search various pages of the website and edit and maintain their contents to better reflect history and promote facticity in publicly accessible resources like Wikipedia.
Potential Relevance for the Future: In an era where it is becoming increasingly clear that fact-checking and critical reading are slipping away to fake news and misinformation, ensuring that publicly accessible resources like Wikipedia live up to their potential and are as inclusive and accurate as possible. By creating these events, individuals are also encouraged to engage with Wikipedia articles critically and think of themselves as experts, chiming in with facts and footnotes or clarifications when necessary.
Other relevant headings: Wikipedia, feminism, education, Internet, crowdsourcing, information share, intelligence share, skill share, creativity