[Re-post from the website of the Brooklyn Museum!]
Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 12–3 p.m.
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, 4th Floor
Bring your laptops and power cords and help us correct Wikipedia’s pervasive gender bias and inaccuracies. Eyebeam Art+Technology Center has initiated an Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon across the U.S. and Canada, and the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art and Project Continua will host its Brooklyn meet-up. Join us as we add authoritative biographical information about the women represented in The Dinner Party, Judy Chicago’s monument to women’s contributions to history, and in Project Continua, an online multimedia resource on women’s intellectual history.
If you’re a beginner Wikipedian who wants to learn more about these largely overlooked feminist figures, reference materials, technical assistance, and a variety of experts will be available.
Find the Future: The Game will kick off on May 20, 2011 as part of NYPL’s Centennial Festival weekend, with a “Write All Night” event inside the landmark building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. Register here!
The Library Staff at the Brooklyn Museum has developed an Online Catalog and is now inviting you (yes you) to breathe new life into the old catalog cards. Contact them at Library@BrooklynMuseum.org if you wish to visit and take some of the cards with minimal strings attached (you must report back to show them what you created with the cards). Keith Duquette‘s creation (below) is brilliant!
Keith DuQuette, Library Preservation Associate at the Brooklyn Museum, has created some wonderful “bookshelves” from the cards which are sold for the benefit of the Library.
Want more? See more card catalog art here!