Wikipedia Squad: latin american netart edit-a-thon
Join us in person at Wikimedia Deutschland – Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V. - Tempelhofer Ufer 23/24 - 10963 Berlin or online for editing and creating new Wikipedia pages related to latin american net artists and net art history. Register for this free event by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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About the event
Join us in person or online for editing and creating new Wikipedia pages related to latin american net artists and net art history. No Wikipedia experience required. Bring your laptop, and you’ll find yourself empowered to edit the internet. Ask questions or register for this free event by email to email@example.com
As a way to consolidate the artists' recognition across continents, and democratize art history, this fun, stimulating, empowering event is dedicated to adding entries to Wikipedia. Adding an entry to Wikipedia is a complicated topic because the validation of the entry requires Notability and Referencing. But what constitutes notability? What can be considered validatory standards to decide what is appropriated? Since net art is not a mainstream type of art, the notoriety of an artist is often questioned, excluded or hindered during the entry validation. This is a fundamental curatorial matter: how to legitimize the artistic work and guarantee its permanence in the memory of art history? As today's most visited global research platform, Wikipedia becomes essential to endorsement. This action should be done as workshops open to the public known as edit-a-thon.
Pre-requisites: create a wikipedia account 48h before the event https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:CreateAccount&returnto=Wikipedia:Why_create_an_account%3F
How? Simple guide: https://www.wikihow.com/Create-a-Wikipedia-Account
What to expect from the event A collaborative event where together we will learn to add and/or edit entries in Wikipedia, consolidating Latin references in this great world encyclopedia. The entries will be entered primarily in English, but help is also needed for translation into Portuguese and Spanish. All help is welcome: writing texts, searching for validation references, etc. The event will provide non-alcoholic drinks and snacks.
Do you need any additional support? Let us know in advance. Don’t have a laptop and want to participate? Need childcare? Any special requirements for your body to be part of? If you let us know in advance, we will try to work out together how to accommodate you.
Address: Wikimedia Deutschland – Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V. - Tempelhofer Ufer 23/24 10963 Berlin
About the exhibition
Planetary Atoll: Connecting Latin American Dots is an exhibition dedicated to a set of net art works that were produced by artists from the region throughout the last three decades.
Surrounded by bipolarities, we are trying to liberate ourselves from nationalist ideas while needing to address specific issues. Whereas Internet based projects promise to outreach a planetary public, they also reveal otherwise forgotten regional specific situations. The Internet has become a political dicomotical ground, but it is also the place where a connective tissue is formed. Rather than adopting a cartography shaped by an up and down model, this exhibition examines the gap between the local and the global and how that in-betweenness emerges in certain digital artworks. This exhibtion is part of the Magical Hackerism project by SAVVY Contemporary in collaboration with panke.gallery, funded by the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa des Landes Berlin. The exhibition is taking place in the context of Berlin Art Week.
This exhibition is part of Magical Hackerism which is a SAVVY Contemporary project in collaboration with panke.gallery, funded by the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa des Landes Berlin.