High Museum Tackles Wikipedia's Representation Of Women
Wikipedia is a highly visited site on the internet, yet only about 17 percent of biographies posted on it are about women. In addition, less than 10 percent of editors are women. On Saturday, March 29, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta joins cultural institutions across the country for the "Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon." Community members will be able to add information to Wikipedia entries on feminism and art.
On Second Thought host Virginia Prescott spoke with Eva Berlin, digital content specialist at the High Museum, and Melissa Katzin, manager of family programs at the High Museum, about the event.
Berlin and Katzin want "everyone to care about this cause" and help bring awareness "about the gender gap and empower people to use their skills on Wikipedia."
They said it benefits everyone to have "women involved in the creation of information and...the telling of our histories."
The "Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon" takes place at the High Museum from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 30.
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