Episode No. 1 of the KC Art Pie Podcast features art historian and educator Paula Rose, discussing representation and the upcoming Wikipedia Edit-a-thon.
Above image: The first local Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at Wonder Fair Gallery in 2015, with co-curator Meredith Moore pictured center.
We’re kicking off the KC Art Pie podcast and Women’s History Month talking about how an annual upcoming event fuses small acts of activism, feminism and artist representation on Wikipedia, all as a social activity. We’ll speak with Paula Rose, an art historian and educator, who is partnering for this year’s Wikipedia Edit-a-thon with Her Art Project of the UMKC Womens Center. Begun by Art + Feminism, in previous years, the event’s focus has been to increase the number of women editors on Wikipedia as well as increase the number of women artists represented on Wikipedia and quality of already available content. This year, the Edit-a-thon has expanded to include not just the arts, but all STEAM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, together with art).
Is there an artist you feel does not have their due on Wikipedia? What about local artists? Here’s your chance to learn how to change and add content to the world’s largest online encyclopedia.
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For more on the YWAs show, read this 2014 article in the Lawrence Journal World.
Lastly, here is the portrait of Paula, holding a fountain pen in a reference to one of Gloria Steinham’s iconic images.