Folk Networks, Cyberfeminism, and Information Activism in the Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon Series, 2017  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Wyer, Sarah
Title
Folk Networks, Cyberfeminism, and Information Activism in the Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon Series
Dates
2017 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.02 linear feet

1 folder
Collection Number
2018_232
Summary
Sarah Wyer was a student of folklore at the University of Oregon. This collection includes an essay and fieldwork documentation relating to this student's folklore thesis.
Repository
University of Oregon, Archives of Northwest Folklore
1287 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon
97403
Telephone: 541-346-3925
flr@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for access in accordance with Archives of Northwest Folklore policy.

Languages
English


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This thesis explores how the Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon event impacts the people who coordinate and participate in it. I review museum catalogs to determine institutional representation of women artists, and then examine the Edit-a-thon as a vernacular event on two levels: national and local. The founders have a shared vision of combating perceived barriers to participation in editing Wikipedia, but their larger goal is to address the biases in Wikipedia's content. My interviews with organizers of the local Eugene, Oregon, edit-a-thon revealed that the network connections possible via the Internet platform of the event did not supersede the importance of face-to-face interaction and vernacular expression during the editing process. The results of my fieldwork found a clear ideological connection to the national event through the more localized satellite edit-a-thons. Both events pursue the consciousness-raising goal of information activism and the construction of a community that advocates for women's visibility online.

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Restrictions on Use

This collection is open for use in accordance with Archives of Northwest Folklore policy.

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PhotographsReturn to Top

Description Dates
P01_2018_232_01: Figure 1: The Guerrilla Girls, counting women artists at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Wyer, Sarah
1.0 photographs
Do women have to be naked to get into the Met. Museum? Less than 4% of the artists in the Modern Art sections are women, but 76% of the nudes are female.
2012
P01_2018_232_02: Figure 2: MoMA's Lobby, New York City. Picture by La Citta Vita
Wyer, Sarah
1.0 photographs
2017-06
P01_2018_232_03: Figure 3: Percentage of Women Artists in the Catalogues of Large Institutions, chart by Sarah Wyer
Wyer, Sarah
1.0 photographs
2017-06
P01_2018_232_04: Figure 4: Gender Gap in Wikipedia, chart provided by Goran tek-en
Wyer, Sarah
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Wikipedia editors are predominantly male
2017-06
P01_2018_232_05: Figure 5: Chart of Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Numbers from 2014-2016, chart by Sarah Wyer
Wyer, Sarah
1.0 photographs
2017-06
P01_2018_232_06: Figure 6: "WP: Clubhouse? An Exploration of Wikipedia's Gender Imbalance," (Lam et. al. 2011) table of findings
Wyer, Sarah
1.0 photographs
2017-06
P01_2018_232_07: Figure 7: Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon participants, MoMA
Wyer, Sarah
1.0 photographs
2015
P01_2018_232_07: Figure 8: Screenshot of Kraut and Tea's videos, the first two results of a YouTube search for "feminism and Wikipedia"
Wyer, Sarah
1.0 photographs
2017-06
P01_2018_232_09: Figure 9: University of Oregon's AA&A Library, First Floor, (Image from University of Oregon Libraries)
Wyer, Sarah
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2017-06
P01_2018_232_10: Figure 10: Screenshot from Wyer's powerpoint for students. Painting by Irene Hardwicke Olivieri
Wyer, Sarah
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Connections to our course reading How do you think this might relate to our reading assignmnets? Ore, Wagner, etc. Do you see relationships between the content here and topis like intersectionality, acessibility, context, marginalization, and representation? Discuss in small groups, prepare to share.
2017-06
P01_2018_232_11: Figure 11: Tour during the SAAM Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon. Photo by Sarah Wyer
Wyer, Sarah
1.0 photographs
2017

Supplemental MaterialsReturn to Top

Description
Appendix A. PowerPoint Presentation on Addressing the Paucity of Representation of Women Artists for AAD252 Art & Gender Class, Created by Sarah Wyer
Appendix B. PowerPoint on Editing Wikipedia for AAD252 Art & Gender, Made by Sarah Wyer
Appendix C. List of Catalogs Reviewed

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Activism
  • Art
  • community
  • Computer networks--Oregon--Design and construction
  • Museums
  • vernacular language
  • Women artists--United States
  • Geographical Names :
  • Eugene (Or.)
  • folk
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Feminism
  • Thesis