ART+COMMUNITY wikipedia edit-a-thon


Date(s): February 25, 2017 at 12:00pm - March 11, 2017 at 5:00pm

Location: Gateway Project Spaces

Cost: Free


ART+COMMUNITY wikipedia edit-a-thon

Led by Artist Researcher-in-Residence Jaret Vadera Date

1: Saturday, February 25, 2017, 12 - 5pm Date

2: Saturday, March 11, 2017, 12 - 5pm

Please bring: A laptop, article information, and your enthusiasm! Join Project For Empty Space and ARIR, Jaret Vadera for a two day wikipedia edit-a-thon on on Saturday, February 25, 2017 and Saturday, March 11, 2017. Participants will be adding and updating articles for artists, activists, and organizers with a sustained involvement in cultural production, community building, and intersectional dialogs in Newark and New Jersey. As this program coincides with the responsive 5 month feminist incubator, GRAB BACK, Vadera has placed an emphasis on preserving the legacy of brazen women, transactivists, artists, curators, and activists of color.

Resources: Beginner's guide to Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:GLAM/Beginner's_guide_to_Wikipedia Wikipedia: Five pillars: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Five_pillars Tutorial: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Tutorial About Editing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Editing ART+COMMUNITY is part of an ongoing series of edit-a-thons developed by Uzma Rizvi and PES ARIR Jaret Vadera aimed at adding diverse practitioners and communities to the wikipedia archive. About Jaret Vadera: Jaret Vadera is an interdisciplinary artist and cultural producer whose work interrogates and complicates the relationships between power, memory, and representations of other spaces. His practice is influenced by cognitive science, post/de-colonial theory, science fiction, Buddhist systems of thought, as well as the study of impossible objects. Vadera’s work has been exhibited widely and is included in several institutional and private collections. Notable institutions where the artist’s work has been shown include; the Queens Museum, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai; Paved Art + New Media, Saskatoon; Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah; and Aljira: A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ. Link to event page: http://www.projectforemptyspace.org/new-events/2017/2/25/art-community-wikipedia-edit-a-thon

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